Bug 477752 - virt-install doesn't know to use virtio for RHEL5.3
virt-install doesn't know to use virtio for RHEL5.3
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-virtinst (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Berrange
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 537707 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: F11VirtTarget
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Reported: 2008-12-23 05:48 EST by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2009-12-07 13:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-30 02:58:47 EDT
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2008-12-23 05:48:29 EST
In order to install RHEL5.3 using virtio, you have to select Fedora 10 as the OS type
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2008-12-23 10:16:22 EST
This falls in with the general need for more finegrained distro metadata (RHEL5 doesn't cut it when we may need to distinguish between 5.0, 5.1, etc.)

Current upstream has a 'Generic Virtio' option which is better than selecting Fedora10 but not the correct fix.
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2009-04-30 02:58:47 EDT
Okay, --os-variant=virtio26 is good enough for this. Closing
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2009-11-19 10:29:10 EST
*** Bug 537707 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2009-12-07 13:01:09 EST
Even though it's a bit hokey to have a RHEL5 and a RHEL5.4+ option, we have someone working on a proper os dictionary and API which will expose much finer grained OS entries like RHEL5.0 RHEL5.1 RHEL5.2 etc. Since we will eventually have a specific 5.4 entry, I figured it doesn't hurt to do now (since it has been requested enough). So there is now a rhel5.4 entry upstream (and in rawhide, f12 updates-testing)

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