There is a powerful tool shipped with libvirt called virt-install. This tool is inside the python-virtinst package and it allows us to install any GNU/Linux distribution directly from the command line. For example, the following command will create a VM and install Fedora 17 (32 bits) on it. virt-install –name f17_i686 –ram 1024 –disk path=/dev/vg_data/f17_i686,size=15 –location=”http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/17/Fedora/i386/os/” –graphics vnc The arguments are: name = name of the VM ram = amount of RAM memory on MB disk = lthe path and size of the virtual disk location = the media to install, in this case the F17 URL. graphics = the graphic card to use After running this command, we can user virt-manager to continue with the installation process graphically. How[…]