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Re: Strange permissions issue with virt-install + UEFI

On Sat, 14 May 2022 at 10:57, Matt Ventura <mattventura@mattventura.net> wrote:

> On one box (Debian 11.3), my virt-install script works fine:
> virt-install [...]

> However, on another box, the same command (minus the final --network option) gives me this:
> Could not open '/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/nvram/openwisp_VARS.fd': Permission denied
> Any ideas?

You don't mention which user is running the 'virt-install' commands.
I suggest to think about that.

https://wiki.debian.org/KVM says:
  In order to manage virtual machines as a regular user, that user
needs to be added to the libvirt group:
  # adduser <youruser> libvirt

On both machines, check that the user (who is running the virt-install
command) is a member of group=libvirt.

Run: groups | grep libvirt

I'm not sure if this is the answer, but it is the first thing I would check.
Also, test if that user can read the file openwisp_VARS.fd via its
full path.

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