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Re: [Xen-users] clarification with xen vm /guest creation

  • To: Yamini L <lpyamini@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Todd Deshane <todd.deshane@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 04:08:40 +0000
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On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 1:46 AM, Yamini L <lpyamini@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to create a vm on xen..
> I have used xm create configfile.. Initially, i  had created a raw virtual
> disk (empty one).
> configfile
> kernel="/root/Desktop/vmlinuz"
> memory=1024
> extra="fastboot"
> ramdisk="/root/Desktop/initrd.img"
> disk = ['tap:aio:/var/lib/xen/images/new.img,xvda,w']
> name="newdom"
> #root="/dev/xvda1 ro"
> vif=['ip=']
> #eth0=on
> And then i am prompted for interactive installation..
> Here i want to know how to install os from iso files and also, on installing
> os by giving mirror locations and after that while partitioning i am getting
> error saying that there are no hard drives in my system..

Some documentation available here:

For CD or ISO-based installs you need an HVM guest. You can do network
installs with PV guests. The document linked to should get you

Hope that helps.


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