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[Xen-users] No valid installmedia found

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Subject: [Xen-users] No valid installmedia found
From: Chris Blake <chris.blake@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:37:47 +0200
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Could not find an installable distribution at
Domain installation may not have been
 successful.  If it was, you can restart your domain
 by running 'virsh start Ubuntu904Server'; otherwise, please
 restart your installation.
Greetings community,

I run virt-install to create a new domain, and after answering the
questions it asks, it throws this error :

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:22:47 ERROR    Could not find an installable
distribution at '/home/xen/iso/ubuntu-9.04-server-amd64.iso'
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/virt-install", line 560, in ?
  File "/usr/sbin/virt-install", line 492, in main
    dom = guest.start_install(conscb, progresscb, wait=(not wait))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/Guest.py", line 820,
in start_install
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/ParaVirtGuest.py",
line 56, in _prepare_install
    self._installer.prepare(guest = self, meter = meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py",
line 261, in prepare
    self._prepare_kernel_and_initrd(guest, distro, meter)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py",
line 231, in _prepare_kernel_and_initrd
    arch = arch)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py",
line 133, in acquireKernel
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/virtinst/DistroManager.py",
line 109, in _storeForDistro
    raise ValueError, _("Could not find an installable distribution at
'%s'" % baseuri)
ValueError: Could not find an installable distribution at

I have manged to install from this way before (once), but now it is refusing.

Any ideas on what I should be looking for to fix the problem.
I have chmod`d the directories containing the iso file to 777, I have
placed just the directory location (without the .iso file) and still

Any suggestions or pointers to online references to fix this would be
highly appreciated.


Chris Blake
Operations Manager
Phone: 011 807 8300

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