[Fwd: Re: [fedora-virt] Best Way To Install Ubuntu 8.10 (AMD64) Guest?]

Robert L Cochran cochranb at speakeasy.net
Sun May 24 16:06:29 UTC 2009

Ooops, sorry, I meant this for the Rich and the list.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [fedora-virt] Best Way To Install Ubuntu 8.10 (AMD64) Guest?
Date: 	Sun, 24 May 2009 12:05:11 -0400
From: 	Robert L Cochran <cochranb at speakeasy.net>
To: 	Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com>

On 05/24/2009 04:15 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 03:19:26PM -0400, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a fully updated Fedora 11 with Virtualization. My laptop is a
>> Dell Latitude E6400, 4 Gb of memory, Intel P9500 dual core processor
>> with virtualization support.
>> I want to install Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop (AMD64) as a guest in Fedora. What
>> is the easiest way of installing it such that I have internet access,
>> USB, and possibly RS-232 serial port access?
> You can install Ubuntu easily from the live CD.  Download the ISO from
> here:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
> then start up virt-manager and click through to install a new guest
> from an ISO.  Alternately you can do it from virt-install, something
> along these lines:
> lvcreate -L 10G -n Ubuntu VG
> virt-install -v -n Ubuntu \
>    --accelerate -r 512 \
>    -c /tmp/ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso  -f /dev/VG/Ubuntu
> Rich.

Thank you, this worked great with Ubuntu 9.04 (i386). It feels pretty 
easy to get a virtual machine going. Being a programmer myself, I can 
well appreciate how much work you and your team had to put in to make it 
so easily done.


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