[virt-tools-list] unable to install ubuntu xen guest with virtinst 0.500.6

Tomas Lund tlund at nxs.se
Thu Apr 7 12:56:10 UTC 2011

I am running a Debian 6.0 box where I am trying to install an Ubuntu
XEN-guest using virtinst. I have the debian package version 0.500.6-1 
of virt-install.

This is how I try to do the install:

# export DOMU=ubuntu

# export URL=http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/installer-amd64/

# virt-install --name=${DOMU} --ram=256 --disk path=/dev/vg1/${DOMU} \
   --network bridge:vlan100 --nographics --paravirt --os-type=linux \
   --os-variant=ubuntumaverick --location ${URL}

..but it failes after downloading the MANIFEST file, I assume it is 
looking for the kernel and initird in the wrong place on the FTP-server:

Starting install...
Retrieving file MANIFEST...                | 2.1 kB     00:00 ...
ERROR    Could not find a kernel path for virt type 'xen'
Domain installation does not appear to have been successful.
If it was, you can restart your domain by running:
   virsh --connect xen:/// start ubuntu
otherwise, please restart your installation.

Best regards,
Tomas Lund

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