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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] HVM installs are broken?



On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 02:23:45AM +0000, John Levon wrote:
> 
> Current tip, Fedora 8:
> 
> virt-install -d  -n domu-225 -r 1024 --hvm --vnc -f
>  /export/guests/2008.11/root.img --os-type=windows -l
>  /net/heaped/export/netimage/windows/xp.iso
> 
> 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
> /var/lib/xen/virtinstmnt.REF5Hf
> 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.

For plain BIOS based boot, just use  --cdrom PATH|URL

Regards,
Daniel
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