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Re: [virt-tools-list] Unable to Create an Oracle Linux VM Using virt-install or virt-manager



The irony of the entire situation is that...
  1. There was a .treeinfo file on the Oracle Linux 6.3 ISO - Somehow it was removed from the local installation repository.
  2. The .treeinfo file from the Oracle Linux 6.3 ISO doesn't work - When using the .treeinfo file from the Oracle Linux 6.3 ISO, virt-install complains...
xen2:~ # virt-install -p --name oracle3 --ram 786 --disk /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-14945540000000000705f69534353492d73616e325f310000 --location nfs://192.168.0.2/srv/md128/repositories/oracle/6.3/os/x86_64/ --debug
...
NoOptionError: No option 'boot.iso' in section: 'images-x86_64'

However, when using the .treeinfo file from the CentOS 6.3 ISO to install Oracle Linux 6.3 (see below), virt-install works without complaint.

Comparing the two .treeinfo files, the CentOS 6.3 file contains the line...

boot.iso = ../../isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.3-x86_64-netinstall.iso

...and the Oracle Linux 6.3 file does NOT contain a line to define boot.iso so I added the line...

boot.iso = foo.iso

...to the .treeinfo file from the Oracle Linux 6.3 ISO and, automagically, virt-install finishes without complaint!

This seems like a bug to me. Thoughts, anyone?

Eric Pretorious
Truckee, CA


From: Eric <epretorious yahoo com>
To: "virt-tools-list redhat com" <virt-tools-list redhat com>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [virt-tools-list] Unable to Create an Oracle Linux VM Using virt-install or virt-manager

Thanks, Cole:

You are correct! i.e., The lack of a .treeinfo file in the directory was the root case...

It appears that the last line provided the vital clue. i.e., The Oracle Linux 6.3 .iso is lacking a .treeinfo file. CentOS, however, includes a .treeinfo file for each of it's installation .iso's:

san2:/srv/md128/repositories/centos # find . -name .treeinfo
./5.7/os/i386/.treeinfo
./5.7/os/x86_64/.treeinfo
./5.8/os/i386/.treeinfo
./5.8/os/x86_64/.treeinfo
./5.9/os/i386/.treeinfo
./5.9/os/x86_64/.treeinfo
./6.0/os/x86_64/.treeinfo
./6.2/os/i386/.treeinfo
./6.2/os/x86_64/.treeinfo
./6.3/os/i386/.treeinfo
./6.3/os/x86_64/.treeinfo

The contents of .treeinfo seem fairly straight-forward:

san2:/srv/md128/repositories # cat ./centos/6.3/os/x86_64/.treeinfo
[general]
family = CentOS
timestamp = 1341569485.3
variant =
totaldiscs = 1
version = 6.3
discnum = 1
packagedir =
arch = x86_64

[images-x86_64]
kernel = images/pxeboot/vmlinuz
initrd = images/pxeboot/initrd.img
boot.iso = ../../isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.3-x86_64-netinstall.iso
[images-xen]
kernel = images/pxeboot/vmlinuz
initrd = images/pxeboot/initrd.img

[stage2]
mainimage = images/install.img

...so I started with the .treeinfo file for CentOS 6.3 and verified that it reflected the contents of the Oracle Linux 6.3 directory as well:

san2:/srv/md128/repositories/centos # ll ./6.3/os/x86_64/
total 472
-rw-r--r--. 1 59999 59999     14 Jul  6  2012 CentOS_BuildTag
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999     33 Jul  6  2012 .discinfo
drwxrwxr-x. 3 59999 59999     17 Jul  6  2012 EFI
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999    212 Jun 23  2012 EULA
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999  18009 Jun 23  2012 GPL
drwxr-xr-x. 3 59999 59999     74 Jul  6  2012 images
drwxr-xr-x. 2 59999 59999   4096 Jul  6  2012 isolinux
drwxrwxr-x. 2 59999 59999 339968 Jul  5  2012 Packages
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999   1354 Jun 23  2012 RELEASE-NOTES-en-US.html
drwxr-xr-x. 2 59999 59999   4096 Jul  6  2012 repodata
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999   1706 Jun 23  2012 RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999   1730 Jun 23  2012 RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-Debug-6
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999   1730 Jun 23  2012 RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-Security-6
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999   1734 Jun 23  2012 RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-Testing-6
-rw-rw-r--. 1 59999 59999    398 Jul  6  2012 .treeinfo

san2:/srv/md128/repositories/centos # ll ./6.3/os/x86_64/images/
total 168904
-rw-r--r--. 1 59999 59999    372736 Jul  6  2012 efiboot.img
-rw-r--r--. 1 59999 59999  35997696 Jul  6  2012 efidisk.img
-rw-r--r--. 1 59999 59999 136585216 Jul  6  2012 install.img
drwxr-xr-x. 2 59999 59999        37 Jul  6  2012 pxeboot

san2:/srv/md128/repositories/centos # ll ./6.3/os/x86_64/images/pxeboot/
total 34756
-rw-r--r--. 1 59999 59999 31596586 Jul  6  2012 initrd.img
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 59999 59999  3986608 Jul  6  2012 vmlinuz

san2:/srv/md128/repositories/centos # ll ../oracle/6.3/os/x86_64/
total 504
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     33 Feb  8 18:09 EFI
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   7041 Feb  8 18:09 EULA
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   7041 Feb  8 18:09 eula.en_US
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   3334 Feb  8 18:09 eula.py
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  18390 Feb  8 18:09 GPL
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     66 Feb  8 18:09 HighAvailability
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    103 Feb  8 18:09 images
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   4096 Feb  8 18:09 isolinux
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     66 Feb  8 18:09 LoadBalancer
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    196 Feb  8 18:09 media.repo
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 188416 Feb  8 18:10 Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2619 Feb  8 18:10 README-en
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   7054 Feb  8 18:10 README-en.html
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  29531 Feb  8 18:10 RELEASE-NOTES-en
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  32428 Feb  8 18:10 RELEASE-NOTES-en.html
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  29531 Feb  8 18:10 RELEASE-NOTES-x86_64-en
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  32428 Feb  8 18:10 RELEASE-NOTES-x86_64-en.html
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  29531 Feb  8 18:10 RELEASE-NOTES-x86-en
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  32428 Feb  8 18:10 RELEASE-NOTES-x86-en.html
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     15 Feb  8 18:10 repodata -> Server/repodata
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     66 Feb  8 18:10 ResilientStorage
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1011 Feb  8 18:10 RPM-GPG-KEY
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   1011 Feb  8 18:10 RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     66 Feb  8 18:10 ScalableFileSystem
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root     87 Feb  8 18:10 Server
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    108 Feb  8 18:10 supportinfo
-r--r--r-- 1 root root   6517 Feb  8 18:10 TRANS.TBL
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root     66 Feb  8 18:10 UEK2

san2:/srv/md128/repositories/centos # ll ../oracle/6.3/os/x86_64/images/
total 167692
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    376832 Feb  8 18:09 efiboot.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  34924544 Feb  8 18:09 efidisk.img
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 136404992 Feb  8 18:09 install.img
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root        53 Feb  8 18:09 pxeboot
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root       541 Feb  8 18:09 README
-r--r--r-- 1 root root      1106 Feb  8 18:09 TRANS.TBL

san2:/srv/md128/repositories/centos # ll ../oracle/6.3/os/x86_64/images/pxeboot/
total 33668
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30481341 Feb  8 18:09 initrd.img
-r--r--r-- 1 root root      441 Feb  8 18:09 TRANS.TBL
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  3986992 Feb  8 18:09 vmlinuz

...and then I used the CentOS 6.3 .treeinfo file _verbatim_ to guide virt-install through the process of creating an Oracle 6.3 PV:

san2:/srv/md128/repositories # cp ./centos/6.3/os/x86_64/.treeinfo ./oracle/6.3/os/x86_64/

Problem solved!

Thanks, again!

Eric Pretorious
Truckee, CA



From: Cole Robinson <crobinso redhat com>
To: Eric <epretorious yahoo com>
Cc: "virt-tools-list redhat com" <virt-tools-list redhat com>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [virt-tools-list] Unable to Create an Oracle Linux VM Using virt-install or virt-manager

On 02/14/2013 03:13 PM, Eric wrote:
> Once more, with --debug:
>

<snip>

>
> Does this have anything to do with the lack of a .treeinfo as you mentioned
> (below), Cole?
>

I meant debug info for virt-manager, since I'm curious of the root of:

Error: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, instance found

But I'm 99% sure the root issue with virt-install is the lack of .treeinfo

- Cole




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