Installing kvm-manager

  • Install required packages
    aptitude install  kvm screen bridge-utils lvm2 udev socat sgabios fakeroot xorriso grub2
  • Pull in the kvm-manager via git
    cd /usr/local/share
    git clone git://
    cd kvm-manager
    git checkout systemd
  • Link programs to /usr/local/sbin
    ln -s /usr/local/share/kvm-manager/{di-maker,kvm-manager,kvm-creator,kvm-start,kvm-setup,kvm-stop,kvm-teardown,kvm-screen} /usr/local/sbin/
  • Link screenrc file:
    ln -s /usr/local/share/kvm-manager/screenrc.kvm-manager /etc/
  • Copy systemd files:
    cp /usr/local/share/kvm-manager/kvm-screen@.service /lib/systemd/system/
  • Configure network:
      auto br0
      iface br0 inet static
        [Put your normal IP config for eth0 here...]
        bridge_ports eth0
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