[CentOS] Virtualization option at first install CentOS-5.4 x86_64
davidmcguffey at verizon.net
Sat Nov 7 23:44:07 UTC 2009
On Fri, 2009-11-06 at 16:21 -0500, James B. Byrne wrote:
> On Fri, November 6, 2009 13:50, James B. Byrne wrote:
> > Evidently, one gets XEN. I will get kvm from extras and go about
> > installing it manually.
> # grep 'vmx' /proc/cpuinfo
> flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr
> pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
> syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr
> I installed kvm.x86_64-83-105.el5_4.9 successfully. I also
> installed virt-manager. I tried to install qemu but failed due to
> this file conflict:
> Transaction Check Error:
> file /usr/share/man/man1/qemu-img.1.gz from install of
> qemu-0.9.0-4.x86_64 conflicts with file from package
> I infer from this that qemu is NOT required with KVM and that
> kvm-qemu takes its place.
> Proceeding to the next stage I tried to load the kvm-module:
> # modprobe kvm-intel
> Which fails like this:
> FATAL: Error inserting kvm_intel
> Operation not supported
> So, what is going on? What am I missing? The CentOS HowTos on kvm
> do not cover the current kernel insofar as I can see.
I checked the 'kvm' box during the install of 5.4 64bit and didn't have
to install anything from the extras or rpmforge repos. It just worked
right off the iso.
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