[CentOS-virt] scripted virt-install fails

Thu May 28 13:31:10 UTC 2009
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I have successfully installed several CentOS 5 VMs on a CentOS 5 Xen  
DOM0 using a local repo and kickstart files with Virt Manager.

Using the same machine and setup, I have tried a scripted install  
using same repos and kickstart file with virt-install. The only  
difference I can see is that with virt-install I'm disabling the  
display (no VNC).

The install goes well but the new VM won't finish booting, it keeps  
stalling at various things. So far I have disabled smartd and  
microcode_ctl in kickstart postinstall script, now it is stalling at  

Rather than keep disabling services and retrying, I think it's time to  
ask here what I'm doing wrong ... why does basically the same VM  
install work with Virt Manager but not with virt-install?