On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 09:41:03PM -0600, Ron Hunter-Duvar wrote:
> On 10/01/2017 06:59 PM, Person wrote:
> > The file was in Home/User/Downloads, and I did make sure to include the 
> > command. Also, the Ubuntu file did end in “.iso”.
> > 
> > I did run qvm-start in dom0. I believe I typed “qvm-start <Ubuntu> 
> > --cdrom=sys-net:/home/user/Downloads/<ubuntu-17.04-server-amd64.iso>”, or I 
> > did the same thing but replaced “Ubuntu” with “hvm”. (“Ubuntu” is the name 
> > of the standalone VM I made and wanted to attach the .iso to.)
> > 
> > As for the qvm-run error, I have no idea if I entered the location 
> > correctly or not. I typed “qvm-run --pass-io <sys-net> 'cat 
> > /home/user/Downloads/<ubuntu-17.04-server-amd64.iso>' > 
> > ubuntu-17.04-server-amd64.iso”.
> > 
> > I did copy the template to dom0, but I could not find it in dom0 (when I 
> > open the dom0 Boot Screen where stand-alone VMs look for things to boot 
> > from, I cannot find the template file there) and so was unable to install 
> > it in dom0. I did install Xenial in sys-net, but I couldn’t find the 
> > template when I looked at my list of VMs, even when I use the methods you 
> > listed.
> > 
> > I believe my main problem is copying the files to dom0 in general, because 
> > that is the only way I can make these files into VMs.
> > 
> You didn't actually type the angle brackets <> around the vm and file names,
> did you? If so, that would probably be your problem.
> Ron

Ron's right - the use of angle brackets is a convention to show that a
parameter is to be substituted by an actual value. You also see
underscores used: _qube name_

Dont type them._

Similarly you will see optional arguments in square brackets: like this-
qvm-start [options] <vmname>

The options are, well, optional - and you type a VALUE for the vmname:
qvm-start Ubuntu

I hope that's clear - if it is you *should* be able to finally get the
Ubuntu iso copied into dom0.

Finally, you really need to look again at the Qubes documentation. You
install Templates in dom0. So you will need to copy the Template you
downloaded to dom0 and then install it there. If you do that you WILL see
a template available which will allow you to create xenial qubes.

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