Trouble running Clear Linux on KVM

Hi,

I’m trying to fire up a VM on KVM using the guide at https://clearlinux.org/documentation/clear-linux/get-started/virtual-machine-install/kvm, but I’m getting the following error:

$ ./start_qemu.sh clear-29620-kvm.img
Could not access KVM kernel module: Permission denied
qemu-system-x86_64: failed to initialize KVM: Permission denied

The really strange thing is, it worked once! After I shut down the VM, I’ve been unable to start it since.

Can anyone provide any pointers here?

Try sudo ./start_gemu.sh clear-29620-kvm.img

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Try sudo ./start_gemu.sh clear-29620-kvm.img

Or ad your user to the KVM group and qemu group

sudo usermod -aG kvm,qemu $USER

then restart your session to takes this new values.

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Thanks, @TomL and @miguelinux - I chose to add myself to the kvm & qemu groups, which did the trick.

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