I installed Whonix-Gateway on a new installation of KVM (on Debian wheezy) on which I already had created a Debian VM that was working without any problems. I’m using the graphical manager with terminal sessions when necessary and this is my first time using KVM.
For the installation of the Whonix-Gateway VM I followed the instructions at: https://www.whonix.org/wiki/KVM#Importing_Whonix_VM_Templates
Now both VMs (the existing VM and the new Whonix-Gateway) fail to start and instead give the following error:
Error starting domain: Requested operation is not valid: network 'default' is not active Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 45, in cb_wrapper callback(asyncjob, *args, **kwargs) File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/asyncjob.py", line 66, in tmpcb callback(*args, **kwargs) File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/domain.py", line 1114, in startup self._backend.create() File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/libvirt.py", line 866, in create if ret == -1: raise libvirtError ('virDomainCreate() failed', dom=self) libvirtError: Requested operation is not valid: network 'default' is not active
Under preferences, virtual networks, there are two entries: “default” and “Whonix.” When I select “Whonix” its properties say, “unknown data type.”
Can anyone suggest a way to proceed?