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Old 01-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
Grub3r
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qemu kvm fedora guest installation problems


qemu kvm fedora guest problems
Hi,

host: Fedora 17 x64 minimal

I've installed qemu, kvm, libvirt, virt-manager, python-virtinst

using virt-install
Trying to install fedora17 x64 or fedora 18 x64 from local mounted Fedora-DVD-ISO but getting strange errors just before anaconda starts up:

Code:

vda: unknown partition table

and then it stalls with:
Code:

unable to process initqueue
/dev/root does not exist

strangely this does work if I run location pointed to an internet mirror


I've been trying to get this setup working for several days now without success. Used Xen before without any problems using same virt-install.

I did only install qemu and NOT qemu-kvm, thinking that qemu alone would suffice. all systems are x64 fedora.

Would someone please point me in right direction here.

I dont really know what you guys need as information, but just ask and I'll provide.

Regards,
Dan
 
Old 01-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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It works!

Specifying ISO-image with "--location=" option does work! I was certain that I had read somewhere it only could be specified by -cdrom option... My apologies for all the fuss
 
  


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