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[Xen-users] OS install into domU... command line only?

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  • From: "Kraska, Joe A \(US SSA\)" <joe.kraska@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 15:46:51 -0800
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  • Thread-topic: OS install into domU... command line only?

I’ve decided to divorce myself from all of the gui tools for Xen at the moment,

and have been learning everything about the Xen xm command tool that I

possibly can.


In the suse, rhel, and xen enterprise gui clients, there is usually some way

to install your os from CD/DVD, ftp root, or iso.


I know how to dd an img file now, mount it, and so forth, also know how to

mount an iso file. So I can sort of guess what might be happening, but not



Question is:


What approaches are these gui tools using to install the os into the img

file? In the ftp case, at the other end are rpms.


More pointed question: how ought *I* provision a vm from ISO?


What’s the recommended path?


What provisioning technique is everyone preferring when they are working

command line only?



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