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

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Apr 7 13:55:04 UTC 2011

On 04/07/2011 08:56 AM, Tomas Lund wrote:
> 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.

Please provide the full output when running that command with --debug


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