[virt-tools-list] Virt-install errors; cannot install guests.
crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Jan 21 18:28:04 UTC 2010
On 01/21/2010 10:02 AM, Ed Hargin wrote:
> + Running KVM-88, with a range of libvirt tools: libvirt-0.7.2,
> virtinst-0.500.0, virt-viewer-0.0.3, virt-manager-0.7.0 on Centos-5.4.
> + On boxes that previously had older versions of software (KVM-84,
> libvirt-0.6.2, virtinst-0.400.3, Centos-5.2) VMs were able to be
> installed and run
> correctly. Previously installed VMs continue to work with the new
> + When trying to run virt-install in the new environment, we recieve the
> following error message after virt-install has downloaded the vmlinuz
> from the remote URL:
> ERROR coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, NoneType found
> This happens both when using --prompt and providing full arguments on the
> command line. A more detailed trace can be found at the end of the
> The same error occurs when trying use a local .iso image, and other
> + I am perfectly happy to provide more details, particularly details of the
> exact compile/configure options used to install all components of the
> environment, just ask. I tried to focus in on where the problem was and
> didn't want to provide too much uneccessary information and make this
> hard to
> + I believe it may (or may not) be significant that I had to hand-edit the
> hard-coded values for virt-viewer and virsh, both of which are statically
> referred to in /usr/bin within virt-install (within the vnc_console and
> txt_console functions).
> Any suggestions/advice/help would be much appreciated!
There were a few bugs using the --prompt option in virtinst 0.500.0. I'd
recommend either skipping --prompt or updating to virtinst 0.500.1. All prompt
asks you for is really
--hvm or --paravirt (for xen only)
--accelerate or not (for kvm only)
--file-size #Gb (if the file path doesn't exist)
do you want a url (--location) or cdrom (--cdrom) install ?
install media path
So just fill in the above options and you should be good to go.
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