View Full Version : Using virt-install to create a SLES-SP2 DomU on Xen host

15-Dec-2012, 07:05
When using virt-install to create a SLES-SP2 VM (on a SLES-SP2 Xen host system), the SLES-SP2 guest stops unexpectedly:

xen1:~ # virt-install -p --name test3 --ram=768 --location nfs:// --disk /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1494554000000000044524244390000000000000000000000 --graphics none

Starting install...
Retrieving file vmlinuz-xen... | 6.5 MB 00:00 ...
Retrieving file initrd-xen... | 65 MB 00:00 ...
Creating domain... | 0 B 00:02
Connected to domain test3
Escape character is ^]
[ 8.528848] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 8.528865] EDD information not available.
The last two lines are repeated ~40 times before the installation just stops. :confused:

If I use vm-install and select the option for "No Graphics Support"...

Please specify the type of virtualized graphics hardware.
1: No Graphics Support
2: Paravirtualized Graphics Adapter
[2] >
...the installation goes smoothly.

What's causing the virt-install method to stall?

Eric P.
Truckee, CA

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