[CentOS] Install CentOS as KVM guest

Tue Apr 26 10:16:35 UTC 2011
Emmanuel Noobadmin <centos.admin at gmail.com>

Please ignore my last email. The embarrassing noob mistake is that,
all the past instructions/guides seem to imply that virt-install will
work fine using an ISO image. So I've assumed that doesn't matter,
although Jussi's link included the step to mount the ISO.

After wondering if the ISO is the problem, I decided to mount it to
check, since it looked OK. I tried another install using the mount
point and I no longer have a blank console :)

So the key is to mount ISO before using as installation source.

On 4/26/11, Emmanuel Noobadmin <centos.admin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for both the replies, I'm trying it out again. Text base
> installation is fine with me, which was what I was originally trying
> to do anyway.
> Unfortunately, I'm still stuck at what should be the console with the
> same "Connected to domain vm01. Escape char is ^]" message.
>> virsh ttyconsole vm01
> gives me /dev/pts/0
> So the console was defined correctly, I could connect using virsh
> console vm01, which brings me back to the blank screen.
> Checking /var/log/libvirt/qemu/vm01.log reveals no error, just the
> installation parameters and the fact it's redirecting char device to
> /dev/pts/0
> Just in case KVM is still booting the VM, I've checked top and kvm is
> basically idling.
> Is there anyway to check if KVM actually booted the VM past the
> equivalent of BIOS POST? So that I can determine if it's hang at
> initialization or it's the installation ISO that's the problem?
> On 4/26/11, Jussi Hirvi <listmember at greenspot.fi> wrote:
>> On 26.4.2011 0.47, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
>>> I'm having problems trying to install CentOS as a KVM guest despite
>>> following the wikis and howtos.
>> I succeeded with this howto:
>> http://sysadminman.net/blog/2011/kvm-virtualization-text-centos-guest-install-2098
>> Except I skipped the lvcreate part, as I don't use LVM.
>> - Jussi
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