[Gllug] Virsh Console with KVM

Stephen Nelson-Smith sanelson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 12:21:08 UTC 2010


On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 9:38 AM, Daniel P. Berrange <dan at berrange.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 08:25:54AM +0100, Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
>> 1) What's the best way to get a console-based installer, rather than
>> using virt-viewer?
> Don't use the --vnc option. Add --nographics --extra-args "console=ttyS0"

root at marco:~# virt-install -n test -r 512 --network=bridge:br0 --pxe
--accelerate --nographics --extra-args "console=ttyS0" --os-type=linux
--disk path=/dev/vm-images/test

Starting install...
Creating domain...

              |    0 B     00:00
Connected to domain test
Escape character is ^]

I don't see any more... I predict the machine is at an installer
screen asking me which preseed I want to run.  I guess I have to see
that via VNC?

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