Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215889
Installation of FC6 from nfs in virt-install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:49 EST
Description of problem:
I try to install a XEN guest by virt-install using the nfs notation.
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?
ERROR: Invalid NFS location given: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:
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.
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.