Virtual Machine fails to boot with error : "FATAL: NO bootable device". How can I fix it?

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  • Starting a virtual machine from virt-manager fails with the following error message on the VNC console:

    FATAL: NO bootable device


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and earlier
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0, 3.1

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