[CentOS] xen guest system - install source

Mathew S. McCarrell mccarrms at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 16:45:38 UTC 2009


On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi> wrote:

> 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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You want to use something like this for virt-install:

http://mirror.clarkson.edu/centos/5.3/os/i386/
or
http://mirror.clarkson.edu/centos/5.3/os/x86_64/

Matt
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