Hi there, I tried booting into a newly created Linux-HVM copied from an .ova-file which resulted in SEABIOS throwing an error:
No bootable device.
I followed this guide: Standalones and HVMs | Qubes OS (last paragraph).
Now this is a linux-based OS and the guide is dealing with a windows-based OS, however, the creation of the HVM should basically be the same.
[user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-run --pass-io <source-vm> 'cat "/home/user/challenge.raw"' > ./challenge.img [user@dom0 ~]$ md5sum challenge.img 71dfc73ce886714b4ccf2f41a851195d challenge.img [user@dom0 ~]$ file challenge.img challenge.img: DOS/MBR boot sector [user@dom0 ~]$ qvm-create -P poolhd0_qubes --property=virt_mode=hvm --property=memory=4096 --property=kernel='' --label blue --standalone --root-copy-from /home/user/challenge.img challengeVM
This kind of problem has been addressed in the forum before, but not been solved so far. I suspect setting up a linux HVM from an .ova or .vdmk to be a common thing and this to be a minor issue.