if the spice tools are installed, copy & pasting text and even images (!) should work 😀
what does not work virtualbox like (yet) is host-to-guest-and-vice-versa-file-transfer (which can be annoying to hack around the problem with iso images :D)
hostnamectl; # tested with Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-22-amd64 Architecture: x86-64
- generate a iso image (but this is a bit cumbersome)
su - root apt update && apt install genisoimage genisoimage -o name-of-iso-file.iso ./add-this-file-to-the-iso.tar.gz
- then mount iso image via virt-manager
- shutdown the kvm guest
- mount the qcow2 into the host filesystem like this:
# to mount a kvm.qcow2 harddisk image su - root modprobe nbd max_part=63 qemu-nbd -c /dev/nbd0 /home/user/vms/kvm/harddisk.image.qcow2 # non-gui way # find mountable partitions # with these two very helpful overview-harddisk alias no problem # run this alias harddisks='lsblk -o '\''NAME,MAJ:MIN,RM,SIZE,RO,FSTYPE,MOUNTPOINT,UUID'\''' # run that alias loop_df='while true; do (clear; echo '\''===== hostname:'\''; hostnamectl; echo '\''===== looped harddisk info '\''; datum; dmesg|tail -n20; echo '\''===== where is what'\''; harddisks; echo '\''===== harddisk usage'\''; df -Th;) ; sleep 1 ; done' # then run loop_df # mount the root-partition of the guest mount /dev/nbd0p1 /media/user/kvm_guest_mount/ # transfer files, then umount when done umount /dev/nbd0p1 # gui-way: open up a filemanager (caja etc.) # and click on the newly available virtual harddisk # it will ask for password to mount it # to umount a kvm.qcow2 harddisk image qemu-nbd -d /dev/nbd0
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