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Re: [virt-tools-list] virt-install 0.400-3: cannot install

Gerry Reno wrote:
Cole Robinson wrote:
On 11/22/2009 01:12 AM, Gerry Reno wrote:
I'm trying to do a text-based install using virt-install 0.400-3 on a
ubuntu server 9.10 but it is refusing to install.  Here is the form of
the command I'm using:

$ sudo -s
# virt-install -n "DOMAIN-1" --vcpus=4 --ram=2048 --disk
--accelerate --network=bridge:br0 --nographics
--extra-args="console=tty0 console=ttyS0,115200"

I've tried local, nfs, http for locations and it either says its not an
installable distribution or I get a ValueError: Invalid install
location.  But I can wget the iso with no problem using the same url.

Can anyone point me to what is wrong with my command line?

--location needs to point to an install tree, not an iso. You should be able to replace --location with --cdrom to make things work. This is described in
the virt-install man page.


Ok, I just tried it replacing --location with --cdrom and it gives me the exact same ValueError: Invalid install location Opening URL http://....

So I nfs mounted the iso across the network and then passed the mountpoint to --cdrom and this at least creates the domain but then it just sits there at "Escape is ^]" and does not do anything else.

Is there something wrong with my console args?


Here is what the domain xml looks like:

<domain type='kvm' id='7'>
   <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-0.11'>hvm</type>
   <boot dev='cdrom'/>
 <clock offset='utc'/>
   <disk type='file' device='disk'>
     <source file='/var/lib/libvirt/images/DOMAIN-1.img'/>
     <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/>
   <disk type='file' device='cdrom'>
     <source file='/mnt/iso/ubuntu/9.10/ubuntu-9.10-server-amd64.iso'/>
     <target dev='hdc' bus='ide'/>
   <interface type='bridge'>
     <mac address='54:52:00:68:1d:53'/>
     <source bridge='br0'/>
     <target dev='vnet0'/>
   <serial type='pty'>
     <source path='/dev/pts/1'/>
     <target port='0'/>
   <console type='pty' tty='/dev/pts/1'>
     <source path='/dev/pts/1'/>
     <target port='0'/>
 <seclabel type='dynamic' model='apparmor'>


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