Ok, so I've gotten a Xen kernel installed just fine and booted. Now I'm trying to get a domU installed and am having trouble with the install media urls which are not clearly explained anywhere on the internet. All I see is use a valid install url without any explanation of what that actually is. For example, you would think you could use a .iso file, but you cannot. It doesn't appear that you can use a local install extract as all I see are FTP, HTTP or NFS servers.
1. What constitutes a valid install media URL? What does virt-manager look for at this URL?
2. How do you get a valid install media URL for a particular Linux distribution? I looked at Ubuntu
mirrors and don't see anything that looks like I can
3. How can you create / extract the install directory from an .iso file? I can mount the iso and copy
the contents to a directory, but what particular path do I use for the base directory for the install URL?
4. What are valid install media URLS for: Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSolaris, & Centos5?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I will also add this to a blog and do a write up so that others don't go through the pain that I have. After 24 hours of Googling, I can't find these answers and this
should certainly be part of the Xen FAQ and Virt-Manager docs too. I see a lot of similar questions, but no answers.