[virt-tools-list] virt-install 0.400-3: cannot install

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Sun Nov 22 18:04:50 UTC 2009

On 11/22/2009 01:12 AM, Gerry Reno wrote:
> I'm trying to do a text-based install using virt-install 0.400-3 on a
> ubuntu server 9.10 but it is refusing to install.  Here is the form of
> the command I'm using:
> $ sudo -s
> # virt-install -n "DOMAIN-1" --vcpus=4 --ram=2048 --disk
> path=/var/lib/libvirt/images/DOMAIN-1.img
> --location=http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu-releases/karmic/ubuntu-9.10-server-amd64.iso
> --accelerate --network=bridge:br0 --nographics
> --extra-args="console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200"
> I've tried local, nfs, http for locations and it either says its not an
> installable distribution or I get a ValueError: Invalid install
> location.  But I can wget the iso with no problem using the same url.
> Can anyone point me to what is wrong with my command line?

--location needs to point to an install tree, not an iso. You should be able
to replace --location with --cdrom to make things work. This is described in
the virt-install man page.


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