Using virt-install to create a SLES-SP2 DomU on Xen host

When using virt-install to create a SLES-SP2 VM (on a SLES-SP2 Xen host system), the SLES-SP2 guest stops unexpectedly:

[CODE]xen1:~ # virt-install -p --name test3 --ram=768 --location nfs:// --disk /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1494554000000000044524244390000000000000000000000 --graphics none

Starting install…
Retrieving file vmlinuz-xen… | 6.5 MB 00:00 …
Retrieving file initrd-xen… | 65 MB 00:00 …
Creating domain… | 0 B 00:02
Connected to domain test3
Escape character is ^]

[ 8.528848] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 8.528865] EDD information not available.[/CODE]
The last two lines are repeated ~40 times before the installation just stops. :confused:

If I use vm-install and select the option for “No Graphics Support”…

Please specify the type of virtualized graphics hardware. 1: No Graphics Support 2: Paravirtualized Graphics Adapter [2] >
…the installation goes smoothly.

What’s causing the virt-install method to stall?

Eric P.
Truckee, CA


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