[CentOS-virt] New to virtualization - can't use more than one CD when installing a new VM
sa212+libvirt at cyconix.com
Tue Jun 28 16:29:51 EDT 2011
On 28/06/2011 00:07, Steve Campbell wrote:
> Now, back to the original question. What is necessary to make this work like a
> normal, non-VM install?
I haven't tried this with VMM, but you almost certainly have to run
'virsh detach-disk' to unmount the first DVD, and 'virsh attach-disk' to
mount the second DVD. virsh is very poorly documented
so you may have to mess around. My old Xen instructions for
attaching/detaching iso images *on disk* are below. Try swapping 'file'
to 'tap', and 'path-to-iso.iso' to '/dev/sr0', to use physical DVDs.
Note that the newer virsh does not use a number to identify your VM, so
use your VM name directly instead of '5' below.
# virsh list // get the VM ID, say '5' (or just use the
# virsh detach-disk 5 hdc // might not be hdc!
# virsh attach-disk 5 path-to-image.iso hdc --driver file --type cdrom
> Will KVM handle this differently?
I think it will be identical - this has nothing to do with Xen or KVM
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