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Re: [Xen-users] Fwd: Virt-install with CD

To: "Nathan Widmyer" <lighthousej@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Fwd: Virt-install with CD
From: "trilok nuwal" <tc.nuwal@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:33:44 +0530
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In virt-insall i want to pass the kickstart configuration file as an argument.

Form the virt-install helps, it look like -x options is available for paravirt domain only not for HVM domain. Is it correct ?

-x EXTRA, --extra-args=EXTRA      Additional arguments to pass to the installer with paravirt guests

Second Can we pass this configuration file at NFS location  or http only ?. Beacuse i found problem in passing the file at nfs location to make my installation as silent install.

I think you are clear what i want.


On 7/27/07, Nathan Widmyer <lighthousej@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This kind of got me initially too.
If you can open a web browser to that http://host/rhel5/disc1 and get the first disc, your hostname is just going to be what you put for 'host' and your path is just going to be 'rhel5'.  The installer will construct the url (including the disc1) for you.

Take a look at part 2.5.1 of the RHEL 5 install guide:

For more information but what I told you will get you off the ground.

Good luck,

On 7/27/07, trilok nuwal < tc.nuwal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That i got, but tell me how i specify the cd location its like http://host/rhel5/disc1 or some thing different.

On 7/27/07, Nathan Widmyer <lighthousej@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
oops, I did not mention it (and hopefully you realized) that you'll have to actually mount the iso's to the mount points before you open a web browser and check that you can read the discs.

On 7/27/07, trilok nuwal <tc.nuwal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks Nathan, I could try this one.

On 7/27/07, Nathan Widmyer < lighthousej@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I recently installed RHEL 5 (fully-virtual though) using the 6-CD's with the HTTP install method.

I used the Xen hosts' httpd instance, created a rhel5 directory in /var/www/html (default HTTP root location).  Inside the rhel5, I made 6 directories named disc1, disc2, etc... to use as mount points.  Open a web browser and make sure you can open the location first.  I booted up the VM with the first disc ISO.  At the boot: menu, type "linux askmethod" and it'll ask in the text-mode area of the installer what method you want to install using.  Select HTTP and tell it the hostname and directory of where the discs can be found.  The system should boot into anaconda and finish fine.

Good luck

trilok nuwal wrote:
Hi Xen Users,

I am using virt-install for HVM domain instllation. Form DVD it is
fine, but how I can use virt-install with cds. How  i can give all CDs
location to virt-install.

#virt-install --debug --name=el5 --ram=400 --vcpus=8 -c
/tmp/el5-dvd.iso  --file=/tmp/el5 -s 10 --vnc  --hvm 2>&1 | tee virt.log
Anybody have idea. would be a great help.

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