[CentOS-virt] Need Help with Xen Please

Jason Taylor cto at hostbigger.com
Tue Nov 18 08:20:16 UTC 2008

Hello Kai:

Thank you for your feedback. I apologize for not using the right
terminology. As mentioned I followed the tutorial at
http://www.howtoforge.com/centos_5.0_xen  so that shows all the commands I
used.  When I tried to install a guest/domU I get the previous mentioned
error. Virt-install doesn’t seem to work as it seems to require a console
which I do not have. All I have is root access to the server via SSH (not in
same physical location as server)


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-virt-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-virt-bounces at centos.org]
On Behalf Of Kai Schaetzl
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2008 4:31 A
To: centos-virt at centos.org
Subject: Re: [CentOS-virt] Need Help with Xen Please

Jason Taylor wrote on Sat, 15 Nov 2008 17:00:46 -0700:

> One thing to note is that the base Xen installs fine it seems
> but when trying to create the virtual instance (domU) it says it cannot
> connect to the console.

Then try without making it connect to the console. (I may have misunderstood

what you mean by "create", note, "create" means *starting* an existing VM.

I looked at the how-to, it uses virt-install. That works very well. What 
exactly did you install as a domU? What where your commands? And when do you

get that error, when you run virt-install and it wants to attach to the 
console or once it's finished and you start the VM up?

One thing: you want to use the Xen 3.2 rpms provided by xen.org for serious 
production work on CentOS and not the one coming with CentOS. Suggest you
the archives of the list for all tips and caveats.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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