[et-mgmt-tools] HVM installs are broken?
crobinso at redhat.com
Wed Dec 3 16:46:17 UTC 2008
John Levon wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 09:49:50AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>>> virt-install -d -n domu-225 -r 1024 --hvm --vnc -f
>>> /export/guests/2008.11/root.img --os-type=windows -l
>>> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:36:58 DEBUG Using libvirt URI connect 'xen'
>>> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:36:58 DEBUG Requesting virt method 'hvm'
>>> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:36:58 DEBUG Received virt method 'hvm'
>>> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:36:58 DEBUG Attempting to detect distro:
>>> Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:36:58 DEBUG Cleaning up mount at
>>> Could not find an installable distribution at '/net/heaped/export/netimage/windows/xp.iso'
>>> Looks like it's no longer skipping the PV install detection for HVM
>>> guests. Am I missing something?
>> The -l / --location PATH|URL arg will do a kernel+initrd based install
>> for either HVM or Paravirt - latest Xen support kernel+initrd boot
>> of Linux HVM guests, as does KVM.
> This is a regression over previous releases, where -l works for both.
> (And that was a good fix, since people *always* accidentally use -l
> instead of -c and get very confused. Can it be fixed?
If it worked before, I'm fine with having it work again as long as it's
feasible. Both options are largely going through the same codepath anyways.
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