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Re: [libvirt-users] vm grub errors



I found the solution to this.
Apparently the order of disk devices passed as arguments to virt-install
is important. It seems that the device where the bootable partition will
be installed must be the first in line of disks passed to
virt-install. The debian installer chooses to install grub to the first
virtual drive, vda ,and apparently the bootable partition must also
reside on the same disk. i.e. you cannot install the mbr to vda and ask
grub to boot a partition from vdb.

On 07/21/2012 09:23 AM, aprender-caminando riseup net wrote:
> Hello,
> I've set up a kvm host and used virt-install to create a new guest VM
> installed to logical volumes. It works great!
> However all subsequent guests I attempt to create the same way refuse to
> boot. They all get stuck at the grub rescue menu reporting "no such
> device".
> 
> I tried installing a new guest and dropping to a shell just before
> finalizing the installation so I could examine the contents of grub.cfg
> To my eyes it actually looks just fine. It is referencing the correct
> virtual drive. Here is a pastebin with a few commands and output I
> thought might be relevant.
> 
> http://pastebin.com/GwqbY7X7
> 
> Once I finalize the installation the same thing happens. Grub reports
> the same error.
> 
> At the grub rescue prompt if I attempt to:
>   ls (hd0,msdos1)/
> error: unknown filesystem.
> 
> In the host I can see that the logical volume where I installed
> the root partition of the VM above is in fact active. This is exactly
> the same way I installed the first VM on the same host and that one i
> still working fine. On a local machine I practiced setting up multiple
> VM's this way and had no problem so it's not an error I can reproduce
> anywhere other than the production server.
> 
> Can anyone offer ideas of other things I should try or check?
> 
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