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[libvirt-users] serial console with virt-install


sorry for bother you again. I'm new to kvm and libvirt, that's why my next question is maybe some sort of noob question :)

I have a headless server (no X at all, just ssh) and want to run some virtual machines on it. I have kvm etc. all set up.

When doing something like

virt-install --connect qemu:///system -n template -r 1024 --disk path=/data/vm/template.qcow2,format=qcow2 -c /data/vm/livedvd-amd64-multilib-2012.iso --os-type linux -v --network=bridge:br0 --virt-type kvm --arch x86_64 --graphics none

the vm starts

Starting install...
Creating domain...

Connected to domain template
Escape character is ^]

That's it, no more output. I see two threads running, each takes up 100% cpu. I tried to help myself via google and read a lot hints like "you need to setup your guest to get a serial console...", but that's not possible when running a fresh vm. All I want to do is getting some sort of console from the vm to start the installation with the given .iso file.

Could someone lead me into the right direct? A link to an explanation would be more then enough :)

Thanks for your help.

Kind regards,
Felix Blanke

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