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

Cole Robinson crobinso at redhat.com
Thu Apr 7 15:27:19 UTC 2011

On 04/07/2011 09:55 AM, Cole Robinson wrote:
> 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

Nevermind, I reproduced. Older ubuntu distros didn't have xen kernels,
which was an assumption we hardcoded. Fixed upstream now:



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