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Re: [virt-tools-list] RHEL 6 virt-install 64 bit host, 32 bit guest

Thank you for your quick reply, Rich.

Here's my issue: I have new hardware that RH 7.3 doesn't support.  The software I need to run requires RH 7.3 - it is in the process of being upgraded, but the upgrade is a few months off and I cannot wait that long.

So I installed the 32 bit version only to discover there's no qemu-kvm.  Are there any options for getting RHEL 6 to run RH 7.3? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard W.M. Jones [mailto:rjones redhat com] 
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 4:45 PM
To: Rhonda Kern
Cc: 'virt-tools-list redhat com'
Subject: Re: [virt-tools-list] RHEL 6 virt-install 64 bit host, 32 bit guest

On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 05:49:58PM +0000, Rhonda Kern wrote:
> I am trying to create a virtual machine on a 64 bit RHEL 6 machine.
> There are 4 processors on the host and 24G of RAM.  I will be
> running an old version of redhat 7.3 as the guest o/s.

Unfortunately this isn't going to work.  KVM does not emulate some
peculiarities of the hardware that old RHL relies on.  I've tried it
in the past .. it's a no go.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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live CD or over the network (PXE) and turn machines into Xen guests.

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