[CentOS-virt] Need Help with Xen Please

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Tue Nov 18 13:31:19 UTC 2008

Jason Taylor wrote on Tue, 18 Nov 2008 03:47:09 -0700:

> I proceeded to use virt-install (and later virt-install --nographics and
> virt-install --vnc) and none of them will install the guest. It always fails
> saying that there is no console and to reconnect.

Ok, sorry, I expected to get a complete virt-install command line where I 
could derive the OS you want to install from. My mistake. You want to run 
virt-install without any parameter and answer all the questions. In that case 
I need to ask what OS you want to install. And, although you don't want to, 
have a look at man virt-install and then try an install that uses the command
-line parameters instead of asking questions.

Also, earlier you wrote:

> Xend does start and I can do everything listed in the tutorial until I get
> to the virt-manager part.

So, is your problem now with virt-install or with virt-manager? Does your VM 
get created? Can you start it with "xm create <name of vm>"? Do you see it 
running in "xm list"? The main point here is that it's not clear from the 
beginning if virt-install cannot connect to the console and thus you cannot 
install the OS or if it all creates just fine and you later cannot attach to 
the running domU console.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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