[CentOS-virt] How to run cloud image for 6.5?

Tue Oct 7 09:14:37 UTC 2014
Henning Sprang <henning.sprang at gmail.com>


On my way to run centOS 6.5 on OpenStack I found the cloud images at


and while the corresponding image for centOS 7 seems to work fine, I
still need the older version for some legacy application, but I cannot
find a way to run the images provided in that directory.

Especially I'm looking at
but as well uploading the unzppied .img file to OpenStack as image and
trying to boot an instance with it, as well as runinng it locally with

qemu-system-i386 CentOS-6.5-x86_64-GA-03.img

both give me the same error - "Boot failed - not a bootable disk"

Any idea what I could be doing wrong / should be doing to get it booting?