[fedora-virt] F-11 experience installing a CentOS guest

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Jun 22 18:30:36 UTC 2009

FWIW I installed a CentOS 5.3 guest on Fedora 11 host using
virt-install (not virt-manager) and this is how the command line
turned out:

/usr/bin/qemu-kvm -S -M pc -m 512 -smp 1 -name CentOS5x32 -uuid
2ce397d9-1931-feb1-8ad8-15f22c4f18af -monitor pty -pidfile
/var/run/libvirt/qemu//CentOS5x32.pid -boot c -drive
file=/dev/vg_trick/CentOS5x32,if=ide,index=0,boot=on -net
nic,macaddr=54:52:00:3c:76:11,vlan=0 -net
tap,fd=18,script=,vlan=0,ifname=vnet1 -serial pty -parallel none -usb

I haven't really tweaked it, because I only use it over ssh.


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