Bug 336201 - virt-install won't build new VM
virt-install won't build new VM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Xen Maintainance List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 221407
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Reported: 2007-10-17 10:27 EDT by J Robinson
Modified: 2008-02-26 22:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-26 22:53:04 EST
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output from run of virt-install described above (11.38 KB, text/plain)
2007-10-17 10:31 EDT, J Robinson
no flags Details
virsh dumpxml <name of guest>: as requested by Daniel (909 bytes, text/txt)
2007-10-17 17:53 EDT, J Robinson
no flags Details

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Description J Robinson 2007-10-17 10:27:10 EDT
Description of problem:

Using virt-install to build a new FC6 vm stops with 
'Unable to retrieve  http://mirrors.kernel.org//fedora/c

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start virt-install
2. What is the name of your virtual machine? test20071017d
3. How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)? 512
4. What would you like to use as the disk (path)? /home/admin/xen/test20071017d.disk
5. How large would you like the disk (/home/admin/xen/test20071017d.disk) to be
(in gigabytes)? 5
6.  Would you like to enable graphics support? (yes or no) no
7. What is the install location? http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/
8. Choose a Language: English
9. Configure TCP/IP: Don't use DHCP, Enable IPv4, DISable IPv6
10. IPv4 address:, (YOUR IP HERE)
    Gateway: (YOUR GATEWAY HERE)
    Nameserver: (YOUR NAMESERVER HERE)
11. Wait for "Determining host name and domain.." (about 2 minutes)
12. Wait for "Welcome to Fedora Core" screen to return an error (about 6 minutes)
Actual results:
Unable to retrieve

Expected results:
A working VM

Additional info:
Comment 1 J Robinson 2007-10-17 10:31:17 EDT
Created attachment 229861 [details]
output from run of virt-install described above
Comment 2 Daniel Berrange 2007-10-17 11:18:33 EDT
Please provide the libvirt XML from

 virsh dumpxml  <name of guest>

when the guest install is active.
Comment 3 J Robinson 2007-10-17 17:53:23 EDT
Created attachment 230411 [details]
virsh dumpxml  <name of guest>: as requested by Daniel
Comment 4 J Robinson 2007-10-17 17:54:29 EDT
information provided as requested.
Comment 5 J Robinson 2007-10-17 17:56:49 EDT
Sorry for repeat: bugzilla seems to be gakking on the XML I uploaded in
attachment (id=230411). Here's the data requested by Daniel. 

# virsh dumpxml test20071017f
<domain type='xen' id='4'>
    <cmdline> method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/6/i386/os/</cmdline>
    <interface type='bridge'>
      <source bridge='virbr0'/>
      <mac address='00:16:3e:4d:e7:3c'/>
      <script path='vif-bridge'/>
    <disk type='file' device='disk'>
      <driver name='tap' type='aio'/>
      <source file='/home/admin/xen/test20071017f.disk'/>
      <target dev='xvda'/>
    <console tty='/dev/pts/1'/>
Comment 6 Chris Lalancette 2008-02-26 22:53:04 EST
Fedora Core 6 is now end-of-life, so closing this bug out.  Please test again on
Fedora 7 or later and open a new bug if the problem persists.


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