[CentOS] Mount a Xen disk image file

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Fri Aug 8 08:31:18 UTC 2008

Dirk H. Schulz wrote on Fri, 08 Aug 2008 07:13:01 +0200:

> You are talking about a basic vm installation to a partition instead of an 
> image file?

That doesn't make a difference. Whether you virt-install to file or partition 
you end up with xvda'd disks.

> If they work at all you one way or the 
> other do not like the outcome.

Well, they do work quite well. I did a lot of installs with virt-install and 
kickstart. A pleasure. If you don't mind ending up with xvda it's a good way. 
Depends on your needs. I need customized installations for webhosting that 
have quite a few additional programs installed and preconfigured and going 
with template disks is the much easier way then. And then it pays to be able 
to access the disks anytime with a simple mount.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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