Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219834
xen local file:/// URL does not seem to work for installation media of guest OS
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:39 EST
Description of problem:
Put a FC6 DVD in my system and tried to use this for a guest OS install, but the
graphical installer does not seem to like this. I get "Invalid PV Media
Address - Install location must be an NFS, HTTP or FTP install source"
At first I missed the fact that the mount point on the DVD contained spaces (IMO
could be another small usability issue for some users). However, I cut/pasted
the URL in this bug report to firefox and I can browse the media fine, but the
guest OS install fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
virt-manager-0.2.5-3.el5 (looks like the latest as of 12/15/2006)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start "Virtual Machine Manager" from bottom left corner start menu
2. Enter "file:///media/FC-6%20x86_64%20DVD" for "Install Media URL"
3. Enter everything else then click "Finish" at the end.
Install guest from local media.
The guest doesn't have access to the host's filesystem, so you have to export it