[CentOS] virt-manager crashes Host during installation of guest

Marcelo M. Garcia marcelo.maia.garcia at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 19 10:06:08 UTC 2009

Bernhard Gschaider wrote:
> Hi!
> I have the following problem: I have a server (CentOS 5.3 x86_64) on
> which I want to install a virtual Xen-machine (CentOS 5.3 x86_64), I
> ssh from my workstation (Centos 5.3 x86_64 .... do you see the pattern ;) )
> to that server and start the virt-manager. I create a new Guest
> (Paravirtualiuzed) and point it to the server with the installation
> files (CentOS 5.3, but I already said that). The manager creates the
> disk image an then opens the Graphical console for
> installation. Sometime around the point where the installation program
> wants me to select the keyboard the graphical console it freezes. The
> server is completely dead (no console, no disk activity, no ping, only
> a reset will "repair" it)
> My question: am I doing something stupid? But I figured "They're all
> the same system, this must work"
> I don't want to play around with it too much as the server is also our
> file-server and people start complaining.
> So any hint will be greatly appreciated (otherwise I'll have to setup
> another machine for the guests)
> Bernhard
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I use the virt-manager, but I always use a kickstart to do the 
installation and I never had problems.



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