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I'm currently trying to install virtual machines on my Ubuntu Server 13.10. I followed the instructions from this guide. I was able to install and check if my machine is is supported how ever when I run the command:

sudo ubuntu-vm-builder kvm saucy (I would have to add other options)

How ever, it takes several minutes. The response I get for the next three min: 2014-03-25 20:16:19,822 INFO : logging to file: /tmp/tmpsLRy82 2014-03-25 20:16:19,834 INFO : Calling hook: preflight_check 2014-03-25 20:16:19,835 INFO : Calling hook: set_defaults 2014-03-25 20:16:19,836 INFO : Calling hook: bootstrap

Eventually it gives an error code:

... Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.11.0-18-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-18-generic run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 3.11.0-18-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-18-generic Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.11.0-18-generic_3.11.0-18.32_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

This is my first time setting up KVMs, any help will be appreciated.

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As I understand it, Ubuntu has deprecated vmbuilder. Long-time vmbuilder users, like myself, are now forced to find other, supported methods for creating virtual machines - like virt-builder and virt-install from the libguestfs project. Canonical has abandoned both JeOS and vmbuilder as they move their focus onto non-server deployments (e.g. mobile). As much as it pains me to say it, this may be part of larger Canonical shifts away from server/cloud support (in perennial pursuit of a profitable business model).

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