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RE: [Xen-users] FC6 DomU creation using virt-install

  • To: "Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Shweta Kumari, Noida" <shwetak@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:28:37 +0530
  • Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 02:26:30 -0800
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  • Thread-topic: [Xen-users] FC6 DomU creation using virt-install

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your suggestions.

We have created an installation tree for i386 architecture in format
used by anaconda by copying the contents of disc1 under
/root/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/, then copied the contents from disc 2
- disc 5 according to the directory structure.

We then exported the install tree using nfs share.

This installation tree has been created on the same machine where we are
creating a VM using virt-manager with the following options-

a) virtual machine Name : Vm01
b) install media URL : 

c) What would you like to use as the disk (path) 
        -Normal Disk Partition or Simple File Option

Chose Simple File Option 
        -File location : /VMImage
        - File Size : 8000 MB

d) Ram required for the VM to run (Max & Min)- 256 MB

After completion of above steps the creation of image proceeds in the
same manner as the Fedora installation. The installation hasn't stuck up
but is progressing very slowly. 

The CPU utilization is also quite low and network usage quite high. We
have 1GB RAM and 2666 MHz single Intel CPU.

Do you / anyone have any idea what we may be doing wrong that the
installation is progressing so slowly?


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel P. Berrange [mailto:berrange@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 7:38 PM
To: Shweta Kumari, Noida
Cc: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] FC6 DomU creation using virt-install

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 03:54:08PM +0530, Shweta Kumari, Noida wrote:
> Hi,
> We had been trying to building a Fedora Guest System using
> `virt-install`.
> It requires install location as input. Can someone help us in
> of creating a Fedora Core 6 installation tree in the format used by
> anaconda such as NFS, FTP, and HTTP on our local network? 

The tool expects the install tree to be in the same format as you
would setup an install tree for Anaconda to do a network based install.

eg, you basically want to replicate the structure seen under the primary
   download site for a Fedora distribution. eg FC6 x86_64:


> We have FC6 installation available as FC6 CD's.

Given the CDs, you need to copy the contents of all 5 CDs into a single
merged directory tree - to make a structure that looks same as the one
at the above URL. If you have the DVD image then its even simpler -
is no multiple-disk merge - just export the contents of the DVD via NFS
or HTTP.

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