[CentOS-virt] Installing old Suse as fully virtualized guest: problem with install source

Mon Apr 21 18:28:56 UTC 2008
Michael Will <mwill at penguincomputing.com>

fyi: paravirtualized means the OS is new enough to have extensions to be 
virtualization-aware and support it in order to
not have to emulate all of the hardware completely. The older OS would 
probably run fully virtualized, i.e. in a QEMU


Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Using CentOS 5.1 with Xen 3.2.
> I'm trying to install a fully virtualized system for the first time and 
> doing this with an old Suse 9.0 (this probably would run paravirtualized, 
> maybe it won't run, anyway, because of hardware problems).
> I start with virt-manager and after choosing "fully virtualized" it 
> presents me two options for install media: iso image and CD-ROM or DVD, 
> but the latter is grayed out. I have the install source on CDs ... Is this 
> normal or do I yet need another patch to make it work in xen 3.2?
> Kai