Bug 215889 - Installation of FC6 from nfs in virt-install
Summary: Installation of FC6 from nfs in virt-install
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xen   
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Version: 6
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Xen Maintainance List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-11-16 08:42 UTC by Joachim Backes
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-16 16:14:19 UTC
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Description Joachim Backes 2006-11-16 08:42:08 UTC
Description of problem:

I try to install a XEN guest by virt-install using the nfs notation.
My environment: 
I have a NFS server with the nfs exported DVD image of FC6, and this is my
standard path wherefrom FC6 can be installed for me. But virt-install (or
virt-manager) reject such an installation path. It seems it only accepts paths
leading to the os directory.

How reproducible: each time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put the FC6 iso(s) on a nfs server
2.Answer nfs:<server>:<path> to the question: What is the install location? 

Actual results:
ERROR:  Invalid NFS location given: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:

Expected results:
Install continues

Additional info:

Comment 1 Stephen Tweedie 2006-11-16 16:14:19 UTC
The install location should be the location of a mountable install *tree*, not
just an iso.  If you have the iso, you'll need to loopback mount it and extract
it, or export the loop mount, so that the NFS client can see it properly expanded.

Comment 2 Stephen Tweedie 2006-11-16 16:20:43 UTC
Note that virt-manager could be a little clearer: it does show in the example it
gives for nfs targets that it wants a "tree", not an iso; but the wizard page is
entitled "installation media", which does give the impression that it wants the
media (ie. iso) location.

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