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Re: [libvirt] esx driver: XML format for guest OS type/variant

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 12:47:34PM +0100, Matthias Bolte wrote:
> 2011/1/13 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com>:
> > It's probably impossible from the ESX driver itself, but you could run
> > virt-inspector on the domain and translate the result into a suitable
> > guestOS string.  virt-inspector supports a large proportion of the
> > OSes listed.
> That won't work in general, as you want to set the guest OS type in
> the VMX config before you install the guest OS.

So you're stuck with modelling it in the libvirt XML somehow.

I will just add that a current RFE is to make virt-inspector work on
install CDs.  The idea is in virt-manager that we have it
automatically fill in the OS hints based on the ISO you try to use.

For more information see:
http://libguestfs.org/TODO.txt # section "live CD inspection"


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