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peteralbrecht
11-Nov-2015, 14:43
Hello,

I'd like to install SUSE Manager in a KVM environment but I always receive an error: "The installation source is unusable.".

Installation on hardware or VMware Player does work with the same ISO file (resp. CD).

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Peter

ab
11-Nov-2015, 14:52
When does that error appear? Is it something Yast-looking that shows it?
If you use Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2, or something) do you see the ISO-mounted
data at all? Is the same physical machine being used to build the various
types of VMs (KVM, VMware Player, etc.)?

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peteralbrecht
11-Nov-2015, 15:01
> When does that error appear? Is it something Yast-looking that shows it?
> If you use Ctrl+Alt+F1 (or F2, or something) do you see the ISO-mounted
> data at all? Is the same physical machine being used to build the various
> types of VMs (KVM, VMware Player, etc.)?

Sorry, did forget to mention the details:

* The error shows up in virt-manager.
* Other VMs can be installed as usual using virt-manager / KVM.
* Installation in VMware Player did succeed on the same physical host.

peteralbrecht
13-Nov-2015, 13:58
Hi,

Some additional info.

It's SUSE Manager 2.1.

The details of the error message read

/boot/i386/loader/linux
/boot/i586/loader/linux
/boot/x86_64/loader/linux
/INDEX.gz

This looks like the installer is searching for these files which are not there. On SLES ISOs/DVDs there are files named like this, but
not in the ISO for SUSE Manager. The ISO contains:

-r--r--r-- 1 root root 569180160 Jun 4 2014 SUSE_Manager_Server.x86_64-2.1.0.raw.squashfs
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 224 Jun 4 2014 boot
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Jun 4 2014 boot.catalog
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 45 Jun 4 2014 config.isoclient

There is a file called /boot/linux in the ISO.

Does anybody have an idea how to convince virt-manager to use that kernel?

Thanks,

Peter

kwk
16-Nov-2015, 08:47
Looks like you have the wrong ISO.

Please open https://www.suse.com/products/suse-manager/ in your browser and click on "TRY SUSE MANAGER" to download an evaluation copy.

peteralbrecht
19-Nov-2015, 15:55
No, it's the correct ISO.

Finally, I could install SUSE Manager successfully as a VM on SLES 11 SP3. Originally I tried it on openSUSE 12.2. Anyway, it did work.