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Re: [Xen-users] DomU install using Yast2 xen can't find CDROM installati

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] DomU install using Yast2 xen can't find CDROM installation source (HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed)
From: Tim Goldsmith <twgsmith@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 14:01:17 -0400
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I agree completely. I have never had a good DomU creation with SuSE 10.1 on a 
64-bit machine It always crashes just after installing the kernel-xen to the 
new install with 88 packages to go. Personally I think Novell should have 
delayed a month releasing 10.1. The trouble with the new update, rug, is a 
nightmare. I did create a DomU with 10.1 using the 32-bit kernel on an old 
Dell with a pair of Pentium II. If there would be a way to create a DVD with 
the current rpm updates you might be able to do it. However they have some 
new way of signing the installation. See 
http://en.opensuse.org/Making_a_DVD_from_CDs .

Forget trying to create using CD's. That is hopeless. I once got it to read 
the first CD but couldn't swap CD's when requested. I did try the published 
way of block-list/detach/attach with no success. Finally ended up by copying 
the DVD to an iso file on the hard drive, dd /dev/dvd suse10_1.iso. Then 
installing from that iso.

After a month and a half of frustration I downloaded a trial version of SLES 
10 and it worked as advertised. Still can't figure out how to easily create a 
vm2 from the first vm1 without installing from the DVD. Right now it is more 
of a sledge hammer approach. Create a copy of both the configuration file 
in /etc/xen/vm/ and the image file in /var/lib/xen/image/. Increment the vm 
name by one, vm1 becomes vm2. Edit the config file to point to the copied 
image and change the name. Then do an xm create and go to the console to 
adjust the network card configuration. I have document this approach and if 
anyone wants a copy of my notes drop me an e-mail. 

I am doing this work for a Master's project at Ferris State University, Big 
Rapids, Michigan. Once the final paper is done I plan to make it available to 
the community. Possibly be able to creat a HOWTO for Xen on SeSE. We lost the 
graduate network classroom and had to merge with the undergrad program. The 
space was not present for the additional pc's so they had to be shared. We 
couldn't leave the machine up in Linux 24/7 due to other student needs. The 
solution was a server running Domain0 and twenty guests. Perfect environment 
for Xen. Because most of the students are communters they need to acces their 
Linux box from off campus via SSH.


On Friday 01 September 2006 08:57, Noniko wrote:
> Hi,
> > Could not find the SUSE Linux Installation Source
> > Activating manual setup program.
> It's SUSE 10.1's defect. In coming 10.2 this would be improved.
> Actually, In Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Server Xen works well with
> CD-ROM installation.
> You could get 10.2 development version
> http://en.opensuse.org/Development_Version
> Or SLES10 evaluation
> http://www.novell.com/
> Noniko
> hitumabushi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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