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Re: [virt-tools-list] Problem with virt-install and KVM

On 10-11-11 11:50 AM, Cole Robinson wrote:
> On 11/11/2010 10:58 AM, Digimer wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>   If this should be a bug, please let me know if I have included enough
>> information here and I will create the bug. Otherwise, let me know what
>> I am missing or, perhaps, what I am simply doing wrong. :)
>>   I am trying to provision a KVM VM on Fedora 14 x86_64 using
>> 'virt-install'. I've run into two problems. First, here is the command I
>> was trying to use:
>> virt-install --connect qemu:///system \
>>              --virt-type kvm \
>>              --name vm_01 \
>>              --ram 3072 \
>>              --arch x86_64 \
>>              --location \
>>              --extra-args
>> "ks="; \
>>              --os-type linux \
>>              --os-variant fedora14 \
>>              --disk path=/dev/vg0/vm_01 \
>>              --network bridge=virbr0,mac=00:16:3e:00:10:02 \
>>              --vnc \
>>              --vcpus 3 \
>>              --cpuset 1-3 \
>>              --paravirt
>> 1) Using '--paravirt', the installer tries to use "Xen" regardless of
>> the 'connect' and 'virt-type' arguments.
> That's actually expected behavior, --paravirt really means Xen PV, which
> is separate from virt type. We could make this more clear in the --help
> output.

Ah, I was reading the man page and didn't note that there, either. :)

>> 2) When I try to specify >1 CPU, the install of the Fedora 14 VM hangs.
>> This is where I am unsure of where to create the bug report. How can I
>> tell if this is a bug with the VM or a bug with the hypervisor?
>> I forgot last night to mark where is hung, but it was very early in the
>> install process; Before even Fedora's usual blue-background prompt for
>> the language and keyboard type. I believe it was at or just after a line
>> about the serial port. I will screen capture it tonight and post a
>> follow-up.
>> Also, this hang happened when provisioning via 'virt-manager' when
>> specifying >1 CPU.
> I would file a bug against KVM. Include the simplest virt-install
> command line that reproduces (--nodisks, --location pointing to a public
> URL, no kickstart, etc.) as well as the --debug output and
> /var/log/libvirt/qemu/$vmname.log
> Thanks,
> Cole

I'll do that tonight, thanks for the reply. :)

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