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



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
>>>  /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.
> 
> 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?
> 
> regards
> john
> 

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.

- Cole


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