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



On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 04:37:28PM +0000, 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?

That was a bug  in a previous release. We need to have distinct meaning
for them, because many distros images & hypervisors will support both
kernel+initrd and BIOS based provisioning, so we need to be able to
distinguish between them. 

Daniel
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