Additional command line parameters to KVM?


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Apr 25, 2018
Trying to migrate some virsh-based machine to Proxmox.

The VMs on that machine are special in that their images do not contain any kernel or grub, all is given externally on the command line. e.g.

-kernel /data/vm/shar/linux-kvm64-4.18.5 -append root=/dev/vda1

i.e. giving the VM a kernel from the host storage and pointing the kernel to the root partition on the VM.

I have not been able to find a place in the proxmox UI where to inject these parameters. I assume there is a place though? Where would I find it?


I tried - once again - to cargo cult in /etc/pve/qemu-server/ID.conf but my modifications seem to be simply ignored.
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use the 'args' property of the config, see 'man qm' or 'man qm.conf'


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