[libvirt-users] Booting from scsi

bhasker at unixindia.com bhasker at unixindia.com
Fri May 13 07:56:02 UTC 2011

Hi all,

  I am starting up to use libvirt with virsh and virt-install. I used
virt-install successfully and have a running linux system with raw disk 
exported to the virtual machine as scsi. (the whole of qemu + libvirt + 
virtmanager is compiled and installed on /usr/local from source)

  After the virtual OS installation (which succeeds) I am not able to boot 
into the OS from the harddisk. Following are some excerpts from my xml 
file. Please get back to me if you need any more information

     <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-0.14'>hvm</type>
     <boot dev='hd'/>
     <bootmenu enable='yes'/>

I also tried removing the boot parametes from <os> and added
<boot order='1'/> in the scsi disk section. Still I am not able to use the 
scsi disk to boot (my qemu-system-x86_64 however has the boot=on option)

     <disk type='block' device='disk'>
       <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/>
       <source dev='/dev/venkatb1/deb'/>
       <target dev='sda' bus='scsi'/>
       <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' unit='0'/>

I could not find any more information or any posts where someone else had 
faced this issue. I presume I am doing something wrong here.
Can someone help please ?


Bhasker C V

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