Can't create VM with virt-install on Debian wheezy

chrismacp asked:

Cant find any answers anywhere so here goes.

I am trying to CREATE a new virtual machine using the virt-install command from a console on a Debian wheezy install.

I keep getting the following output:

Starting install...
ERROR    internal error process exited while connecting to monitor: char device redirected to /dev/pts/1
inet_listen_opts: bind(ipv4,,5951): Cannot assign requested address
inet_listen_opts: FAILED

I assumed that the port (5951 in this case) was being used judging by the error message and other sites I visited for an answer, but the same error occurs whatever number I use for the port. I cant see that port being listened upon in netstat either.

Anyone have any ideas what may be wrong?

My answer:

Check to make sure your lo interface is up and running properly.

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