[CentOS] DomU install failure for Centos 5.5 using the "RHEL 5.4 and greater" OS option

Thu Jul 15 16:19:33 UTC 2010
Whit Blauvelt <whit at transpect.com>

In using virt-install, and then virt-viewer to create a CentOS 5.5 x64 guest
(in my case for KVM), using the text mode for the install, it failed on me
in a similar way just if I added extra package groups - just stalled. It
went forward successfully if I just went with the standard default at that
point, and waited until post-install to yum other components into the guest.


On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:57:24AM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
> > Had some trouble getting Centos x64 installed as a guest in my new Centos
> > 5.5 x64 server using Xen (thanks again for all the help getting the
> > hardware virtualization turned on and confirmed yesterday!).
> >
> > When I chose OS Linux, and whatever they called the detailed OS subtype I
> > chose the Red Hat Enterprise 5.4 and greater, and then tried to install
> > Centos 5.5, the install started and I got into the graphics installer, but
> > when it was supposed to start installing individual packages the whole
> > virt-manager and console window hung.  Three times, at that same point.
> > (I was monitoring web traffic to the install files it was working from,
> > and it wasn't fetching files, either).
> Don't look at me - I never use the graphical one; I always start the
> installer with "linux text", and I think I can get to some things easier.
> IIRC, you can also <alt-F2> or something, and get another shell prompt.
>       mark