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salisburyk
19-Feb-2015, 22:43
Ref: https://www.suse.com/documentation/sles-12/singlehtml/book_virt/book_virt.html#idm140510501611968

We are testing SLES 12 Xen and have run into a couple of issues. The first one seems silly, but it appears intentional. For some reason, Suse disabled the ability to create a supported paravirt domu from an ISO for a supported paravirt OS with virt-install. See: http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/opensuse/updates/13.2/noarch/virt-install-1.0.1-14.7.1.noarch.html - 14 March 2014 in the change log notes:

- We are not supporting PV ISO installs with virt-install.
Drop the following patches
virtinst-allow-pv-iso-install.patch
virtman-allow-pv-iso-install.patch

This seems to be a regression as the feature worked nicely in 11 SP3. I'm sure there were good technical reasons for this, however how can one create a PV xen domu without using a network install?

jmozdzen
20-Feb-2015, 12:05
Hi salisburyk,

let me forward that question to my SUSE contact - maybe a SUSE developer is willing to share some background information.

Regards,
Jens

salisburyk
20-Feb-2015, 21:59
Thanks, Jens. I am curious what the issue was.

jmozdzen
23-Feb-2015, 10:29
Hi salisburyk,

> Thanks, Jens. I am curious what the issue was

I'll get back to you when I have a response... so far, I've not heard back but will give this a few days...

Regards,
Jens

jmozdzen
23-Feb-2015, 20:04
Hi salisburyk,

the response I received indicated that indeed virt-install does not provide this functionality... but if you use vm-install (manually, or through the drop down arrow to the
side of the installation icon in virt-manager), it should work.

Regards,
Jens