[CentOS] xen guest system - install source

Pasi Kärkkäinen pasik at iki.fi
Thu Oct 8 13:22:44 UTC 2009


On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 01:54:47PM +0300, Jussi Hirvi wrote:
> > On Oct 8, 2009, at 7:19 AM, Jussi Hirvi wrote:
> > 
> >> I am installing my first xen system (CentOS 5.3). The host system
> >>  seems to be ok.
> >> 
> >> I am following this tutorial: 
> >> http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-xen-on-centos-5.2-i386-p2
> >> 
> >> Now I try to use virt-install to install the first guest system,
> >> but I cannot find a working install source.
> >> 
> >> I have tried at least these:
> >> 
> >> http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/centos.org/5.3/isos/i386/
> >> 
> >> http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/centos.org/5.3/isos/i386/CentOS-5.3-i386-netinstall.iso
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Always I get "Could not find an installable distribution".
> >> 
> >> What should I use as path?
> 
> 
> On 8.10.2009 13:28, Giovanni P. Tirloni wrote:
> > It's not looking for ISOs. Try this:
> > 
> > http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/centos.org/5.3/os/i386/
> > 
> > -Giovanni
> 
> Thanks, that seems to work. (Funny, I thought I had tried that already.)
> 
> Now I get another odd error, though (though maybe temporary):
> 
> > ValueError: Invalid URL location given:
> > http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/centos.org/5.3/os/i386/images/xen/vmlinuz
> > [Errno 14] HTTP Error 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable
> 
> ...though I can start downloading that file manually in the browser 
> quite ok.
> 
> Anyway, I will try that path again another time, let's see.
> 

Try using ftp:// instead.

I think funet is using some fancy http error pages that confuse
anaconda.

-- Pasi



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