I am having a problem where virt-install gets stuck in the very early stages and cant be killed (after saying "starting installation", but before the VM is visible in virt-manager).
Ctrl-C does not work to cancel virt-install, and
systemctl restart libvirtd just hangs. I have to hard restart the machine. Even
kill $libvirtPID just hangs. If I restart, restart hangs with a message of
kvm: exiting hardware virtualization, and I have to hard restart.
For the moment, I am not asking for help with the cause of the hang, but rather I want to know whether there is a better/safer way to cancel a frozen virt-install.