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[Xen-users] cd-rom access, hvm boot, unstable download from 9-7-2006

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From: "Eli Robinson" <Eli.Robinson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:29:57 -0400
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Thread-topic: cd-rom access, hvm boot, unstable download from 9-7-2006

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 image?




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?





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