[Ovirt-devel] VM Installation problem (and proposed solution)

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Thu Aug 28 15:26:39 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 05:20:06PM +0200, Chris Lalancette wrote:
> Hello all (Ian especially),
>      apevec pointed out a problem with installation of guests under oVirt.  What
> currently happens is that after you finish the installation of (say) Fedora in a
> VM, the VM reboots, but then immediately PXE boots again.  This is because we
> haven't killed the guest and re-defined the XML to have the boot device be the
> hard drive, like it should.

You don't have to wait for installation to finish before re-defining the 
XML with hard drive as the boot device

You can define the post-install XML config the moment the guest has booted.
When it shuts down, libvirt will automatically switch over to the newly
defined config.  This is how virt-install handles it.

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