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Old 08-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Nelson Green
 
Default installing virtual guest via ssh on console based remote host

Installing qemu-kvm and a guest on a remote system is turning into an absolute nightmare, so I'm once again turning to this list for help.

The host OS is a Centos 6.3 server, without X installed. I am connecting remotely via SSH. I have followed several tutorials, and after 2 days I finally have an operational environment. But I can not install an OS on the guest. I can get the install started, but I keep ending up with a garbled screen and am unable to proceed.

To get to that point, I entered the command:
┬*┬* virt-install --cdrom CentOS-6.3-x86_64-minimal.iso --file /opt/kvm/vdisk4.img --prompt
and I answer the questions:
What is the name of your virtual machine?
guest4-centos63
How much RAM should be allocated (in megabytes)?
2048
How large would you like the disk (/opt/kvm/vdisk4.img) to be (in gigabytes)?
16

This brings up the initial boot screen from the installation process:
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* Welcome to CentOS 6.3!┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |----------------------------------------------------------|
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* | Install or upgrade an existing system┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* | Install system with basic video driver┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* | Rescue installed system┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* ┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* | Boot from local drive┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* | Memory test┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* ┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬ *┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* |
┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬*┬* +----------------------------------------------------------+
with the first option highlighted. I hit enter to install the system, and I get:
Loading vmlinuz......
Loading initrd.img.................................ready.
Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok

Then the console goes completely empty, other than a ´┐Ż in the middle of the screen, and a cursor next to that. Nothing happens at that point. Entering ^] drops me back to my console with the following message:
Domain installation still in progress. You can reconnect to the console to complete the installation process.

Can anyone direct me on how to initiate the install process in such a way that I get useful information on the screen? Secondly, can anyone direct me on how to reconnect to the installation that is still in progress. Third, the reason my virtual machine is named guest4-centos63 is because I have tried this three other times, and killed the process in a different session when I got stuck. Can anyone tell me how to either restart those installations, or just delete them altogether?

Finally, is there by chance a decent document out there that will help me finish this process without every step turning into a multi-hour troubleshooting session?

Thanks,
Nelson
 
Old 08-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Nelson Green
 
Default installing virtual guest via ssh on console based remote host

> Can anyone direct me on how to initiate the install process in such a way that I get useful information on the screen? Secondly, can anyone direct me on how to reconnect to the installation that is still in progress. Third, the reason my virtual machine is named guest4-centos63 is because I have tried this three other times, and killed the process in a different session when I got stuck. Can anyone tell me how to either restart those installations, or just delete them altogether?

OK, to reconnect to the install already in process: virsh console guest4-centos63

Except the screen is still blank. But, that's one down at least


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Old 08-08-2012, 07:54 PM
Chris Davies
 
Default installing virtual guest via ssh on console based remote host

Nelson Green <nelsongreen84@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Installing qemu-kvm and a guest on a remote system is turning into an
> absolute nightmare, so I'm once again turning to this list for help.

> The host OS is a Centos 6.3 server, without X installed.

If it was Debian I could advise you to install the libvirt-bin,
bridge-utils, and qemu-kvm packages on the server, with virt-manager as
a GUI for the client.

Chris


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