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The easiest and cleanest way to setup Ubuntu in a virtual machine is to download the Ubuntu ISO files, and use VirtualBox to create a new machine. This ensures a clean installation, and is much, much smaller than an VMX download.


You don't: you have to shut down the vm. Or at the very least, make sure the vm does not have the partition mounted that you are trying to mount in the host.


Thanks to the gurus in #snappy IRC, who figured it out. First of all, the snappy image requires a 64-bit host. My host is running 32-bit, so QEMU could load the image, but couldn't run it. Currently, no 32-bit version of Snappy Ubuntu Core is built. Had I been using a 64-bit host, a similar condition could occur if the KVM is stopped early, before or ...

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