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Re: [et-mgmt-tools] fix for suse install on virtinst 0.3

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 02:16:27PM -0600, Corey Henderson wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm running a CentOS 5.2 xen dom0 with opensuse 10.3 paravirutalized
> guests. I've been using my own installation script in the past, but have
> decided to give virt-install a whirl with autoyast.
> It got to the point where it downloads the ls-lR.gz file and looks for the
> kernel RPM, and fails.
> Looking at the code, I was a little puzzled as to why it's trying to
> extract a kernel rpm and built an initrd when one already exists in the
> opensuse 10.3 install tree.... so I wrote a quick patch that basically
> just removed the wacky code and added the paths:

This must be new change. Historically SUSE never provided pre-built
kernel/initrds for Xen installation. So, deleteing this code is not
the correct approach. It should first probe for the pre-built image
paths, and fallback to the existing code if those are missing.

> +        kernelpath = "boot/i386/vmlinuz-xenpae"
> +        initrdpath = "boot/i386/initrd-xenpae"
> (this is obviously just for i386, might want to do something a little more
> elaborate to detect if arch is x86_64)

On a i386 host, it obviously only needs to look for the i386 directory,
but on a x86_64 host, it would need to look for both x86_64 and then
try the i386 dir if that fails.

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