[CentOS-virt] CentOS 6 VM image for paravirtualizaton on CentOS Xen server

Mon Mar 16 02:39:25 UTC 2015
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 8:26 PM, Sarah Newman <srn at prgmr.com> wrote:
> On 03/15/2015 03:25 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> So I'm right back to my effectively unanswered original questions. So
>> please: I asked a very specific pair of questions, and they remain
>> unanswered. CentOS 5 Xen server (hypervisor, or Dom0, whatever we want
>> to call it this week): Does CentOS 6 work, paravirtualized, on such a
>> server? And given my deployment issues, does anyone have a base OS
>> image I can get a copy of?
> I'm not sure why you need tftp to do a net install assuming you control the guest configuration.
> How about
> kernel = file from https://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/i386/images/pxeboot/vmlinuz
> ramdisk = file from https://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6/os/i386/images/pxeboot/initrd.img
> extra = "console=hvc0"
> memory = 512 or larger
> --Sarah

I'll be happy to try this. Thank you for the pointer. Are you
confident that 'console=hvc0' is the right installation time message
for this? And will I be able to access a CD or DVD image for actual OS
installation with these options?

I'd really prefer to work from 'virsh' than from hand-writing xl
configuration files.When I last did this sort of thing, I worked from
a PXE environment that I controlled and could reserve DHCP settings
based on MAC addresses, and tune PXE to boot from disk by default but
allow users to select a clean re-install of the operating system they