On 10/26/2011 04:14 PM, Bob Hoffman wrote: > Eric wrote > --------------------- > > Run virt-manager on a separate machine, and use the COS6 minimal iso for > the install. Haven't done this yet myself, but I'd bet it will work. > -------------------- > > From what I understand to do so actually sets up a gui session on the server, thus I would have > to install both x windows and gnome desktop...and in that case I would be able to do it > locally anyway... That's not my understanding. I watched someone else follow the procedure here: http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization-with-kvm-on-a-centos-6.0-server and I believe he started with the minimal installation on the host. > Virt manager can use an iso file. It appears the command line tool virt-install cannot 'out of the box' > and something has to be done to allow local iso to be installed. The howto above shows a .iso file being used with virt-install. I don't know why there would be a problem using either method. > I was thinking about mounting the file, making it a nfs, turning on nfs and learning how to configure that, > then try to use that to install via a local nfs folder containing the mounted iso. > > In learning about this issue I know see the thousands of posts online from people having trouble > with virt-install in a new light. Local install from local files seems a very big bump in the road. > > I wonder what virt-manager does that virt-install does not do to use that local .iso image? > it must load it somehow and then 'fake' boot it since virt-install keeps looking for > boot.iso when I run it on a mounted cd image. -- -Eric 'shubes'