[CentOS-virt] New to virtualization - can't use more than one CD when installing a new VM

Mon Jun 27 23:07:31 UTC 2011
Steve Campbell <campbell at cnpapers.com>

Quoting Ed Heron <Ed at Heron-ent.com>:

> On Mon, 2011-06-27 at 16:02 -0400, Steve Campbell wrote:
> > ...
> > I'm trying to install my first VM using Centos 5.5 as the host as well 
> > as the VM OS. It starts fine using VMM, but when it asks for the second 
> > disk of 8 CDs, the first one isn't ejected, although unmounted because I 
> > can open the tray, and won't recognize that the second CD is inserted.
> > ...
>   Why not use a DVD image in /var/lib/xen/images?
Our company blocks bittorents due to abuse. I believe the DVD ISOs are now
taking up two DVDs, so I'm not sure how I'd do this either. I'll research this a
little more as I'm aware I can download the ISOs from the Japanese mirrors.

Now, back to the original question. What is necessary to make this work like a
normal, non-VM install? Will KVM handle this differently? I'm sure that once I
get around to doing more of this I'll need to use multiple CDs for something, so
I may as well get it right up front.

Thanks Ed, for the suggestion. Every little clue helps me understand all of this.



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