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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: Matthew Wild <M.Wild@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 09:28:56 +0100
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On Friday 08 September 2006 05:59, Noniko wrote:
> Hi
> > SLES 10, same error.  I must admit Xen is one of the least usable
> > products I've come across in quite a while.
> Mmmmm....
> Is the problem only on CD usage?
> Has your Xen env succeeded in the classical way of making image file
> manually?
I've been using SuSE 10.1 quite happily to run Xen. I use yast2 dirinstall 
from the xen server on the 'disk' assigned for the virtual machine. Then a 
few tweaks to the /etc/fstab and /etc/inittab files and I can create the 
virtual machine.

One gotcha is that you need to disable any update installation sources on the 
xen server as the zen update stuff gets in a mangle and won't release the 
mounted disk for ages. I think it's getting confused over what needs updating 
on the server and the dirinstall area. Just run the update from within the 
virtual machine after you've got networking set up.

Matthew Wild                       Tel.: +44 (0)1235 445173
M.Wild@xxxxxxxx                    URL http://www.ukssdc.ac.uk/
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World Data Centre - Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Chilton
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0QX

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