[et-mgmt-tools] Virt-Manager Valid Install Media URLs...

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Nov 19 11:17:28 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 09:40:51PM -0800, Enzo Medici wrote:
> Ok, so I've gotten a Xen kernel installed just fine and booted. Now I'm trying to get a domU installed and am having trouble with the install media urls which are not clearly explained anywhere on the internet. All I see is use a valid install url without any explanation of what that actually is. For example, you would think you could use a .iso file, but you cannot. It doesn't appear that you can use a local install extract as all I see are FTP, HTTP or NFS servers. 
> 1. What constitutes a valid install media URL? What does virt-manager look for at this URL?

The install media URL is a URL that points to your OS distribution
tree. eg, in Fedora world it'd be


If you have mounted the DVD ISO image somewhere and exportedvia NFS,
HTTP or FTP, you can point to that

> 2. How do you get a valid install media URL for a particular Linux distribution? I looked at Ubuntu
> mirrors and don't see anything that looks like I can use.

Again, the top level directory of the particular OS distro install

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