I grabbed the unstable download from 9-7-2006.
When I go to create a hvm VM, I get a CDROM boot failure
code: 0002 in xm dmesg.
In my configuration file, I have tried the following:
Both without success.
Should I use a syntax like pointing the hard disk to an
cdrom = [ ‘file:/root/installimages/winxpsp2.iso’]
(this does not work either)
When I issue the xm create winxp.hvm command I get the SDL
window and see a quick screen with a “Q to quit” prompt (too quick
to read it all) then see the bios screen pop up, get a could not read from boot
device error in that screen and it dies.
If anymore information is required please let me know.
The platform is an AM2 4600+ chip riding on an MSI K9N SLI Platinum
with a gig of Corsair Dual channel DDR2 with a WD SATA 160 gig drive. Running
CentOS 4.3 64bit.
Also is it best practice to give guest OS’s individual
partitions or use image files for their operating system? I could see
portability being a huge plus with image files but maybe better performance
from partitions. Has anyone had a chance to play with this using fiber channel
SANs? Is it worth the effort?