XEN Howto/ Host FC7 Guest Windows Me or Xp

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by x345v20z, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. x345v20z

    x345v20z New Member

    Here is yet another route using CLI..at least now I get better error messages tan with the GUI application "Virtual machine manager"

    [[email protected] ~]# xm list
    Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s)
    Domain-0 0 16319 2 r----- 749.7

    [[email protected]~]# virt-install
    What is the name of your virtual machine? WinME-1
    How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 1000
    What would you like to use as the disk (path)? /home/xen/winme.img
    How large would you like the disk (/home/xen/winme.img) to be (in gigabytes)? 3000
    Would you like to enable graphics support? (yes or no) yes
    What is the install location? /dev/scd0


    Starting install...
    libvir: Xen Daemon error : GET operation failed:
    Invalid file location given: No such file or directory
    Domain installation may not have been
    successful. If it was, you can restart your domain
    by running 'virsh start WinME-1'; otherwise, please
    restart your installation.
    Thu, 08 Nov 2007 07:25:03 ERROR Invalid file location given: No such file or directory
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/sbin/virt-install", line 474, in <module>
    main()
    File "/usr/sbin/virt-install", line 438, in main
    dom = guest.start_install(conscb,progresscb)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 706, in start_install
    self._prepare_install(meter)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/ParaVirtGuest.py", line 45, in _prepare_install
    self._installer.prepare(guest = self, meter = meter)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 678, in prepare
    self._prepare_kernel_and_initrd(guest, distro, meter)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 648, in _prepare_kernel_and_initrd
    distro = distro)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 578, in acquireKernel
    progresscb=progresscb, distro=distro, scratchdir=scratchdir)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 561, in _storeForDistro
    if store.isValidStore(fetcher, progresscb):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 213, in isValidStore
    if fetcher.hasFile("Fedora", progresscb):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 160, in hasFile
    tmpfile = self.acquireFile(filename, progresscb)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 150, in acquireFile
    raise ValueError, _("Invalid file location given: ") + msg
    ValueError: Invalid file location given: No such file or directory
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    [[email protected] ~]#

    So again, obviously the problem is at "What would you like to use as the disk (path)? /home/xen/winme.img".
    Someone can tell me what I need to do there? Create an image just supply a file name, what else?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Does the /home/xen directory exist? If not, create it and try again.
     
  3. x345v20z

    x345v20z New Member

    yes /home/xen was presented and for good measure it was chmod 777.
    I have no problem using Qemu, but XEN is really troublesome for some reason.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Did you really specify 3000 GB?
     
  5. Sp4rt4n

    Sp4rt4n New Member

    solved?

    Hey guys,
    Did you ever solve this problem? Im trying the same thing with FC8 and encountering the same error message (i think).

    [[email protected] xen]# pwd
    /home/xen
    [[email protected] xen]# uname -r
    2.6.21-2952.fc8xen
    [[email protected] xen]# /usr/sbin/xm list
    Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s)
    Domain-0 0 1880 2 r----- 7073.5
    [[email protected] xen]# virt-install
    What is the name of your virtual machine? WinXP
    How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 1200
    What would you like to use as the disk (path)? /dev/sda4
    Would you like to enable graphics support? (yes or no) yes
    What is the install location? /dev/cdrom


    Starting install...
    libvir: Xen Daemon error : GET operation failed:
    Invalid file location given: No such file or directory
    Domain installation may not have been
    successful. If it was, you can restart your domain
    by running 'virsh start WinXP'; otherwise, please
    restart your installation.
    Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:44:34 ERROR Invalid file location given: No such file or directory
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/virt-install", line 485, in <module>
    main()
    File "/usr/bin/virt-install", line 449, in main
    dom = guest.start_install(conscb,progresscb)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 722, in start_install
    self._prepare_install(meter)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/ParaVirtGuest.py", line 48, in _prepare_install
    self._installer.prepare(guest = self, meter = meter)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 681, in prepare
    self._prepare_kernel_and_initrd(guest, distro, meter)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 651, in _prepare_kernel_and_initrd
    distro = distro)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 581, in acquireKernel
    progresscb=progresscb, distro=distro, scratchdir=scratchdir)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 564, in _storeForDistro
    if store.isValidStore(fetcher, progresscb):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 445, in isValidStore
    ignore = fetcher.acquireFile("directory.yast", progresscb)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py", line 150, in acquireFile
    raise ValueError, _("Invalid file location given: ") + msg
    ValueError: Invalid file location given: No such file or directory


    I have tried using an iso i made of the WinXP disk i have, instead of /dev/cdrom (using the dd command). Also I have tried installing it to a .img file i made (with the dd command) instead of a partition (/dev/sda4 is an empty ntfs partition). Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  6. x345v20z

    x345v20z New Member

    No, I never got it to work, and just went ahead and used Qemu instead. Qemu works good enough.
     

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