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Problem Installing ISO in Gnome-Boxes

asked 2016-07-02 03:37:38 -0500

Ghost_Hat gravatar image

i've tried installing winddows 7 in Gnome boxes but not starting at all

errro is....

(gnome-boxes:1997): Boxes-WARNING **: machine.vala:606: Failed to start Win7Pro: Unable to start domain: Cannot access storage file '/root/.local/share/gnome-boxes/images/boxes-unknown' (as uid:107, gid:107): Permission denied

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Hmm, it reeks of permissions eh? Have you tried starting Boxes from the cli with sudo or as root?

Mordoc gravatar imageMordoc ( 2016-07-06 22:49:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-01-30 10:00:23 -0500

Felipe Borges gravatar image

The storage file path indicates that you are running Boxes as root or you did it when you installed the machine. That's discouraged and not supported.

Boxes is unable to access your storage file since it does not live in the /home/<your_user>/ prefix.

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answered 2018-01-25 09:22:27 -0500

paranoid_security gravatar image

I know a similar issue, I can't install RevengeOS in my GNOME-Boxes, but I don't know how to print the error message - so I guess I'm screwed...

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Try running it in the command line. Prefix the command with GMESSAGESDEBUG=all.

$ G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=all gnome-boxes

Felipe Borges gravatar imageFelipe Borges ( 2018-01-30 09:58:24 -0500 )edit

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