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Re: [Xen-users] No valid installmedia found

To: Chris Blake <chris.blake@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] No valid installmedia found
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Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:30:42 -0400
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On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 05:37, Chris Blake <chris.blake@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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
> nothing.
> Any suggestions or pointers to online references to fix this would be
> highly appreciated.

This is really a shot in the dark, but how many guests do you
currently have installed and running?

I could be making an incorrect assumption, but doesn't Xen require a
loop device to mount the iso image for installation?

So, if you're using files as storage (not block devices) and
installing from an ISO, you'd need two free loop devices, one for the
guest and one for the ISO.

If you've not changed the number of loop devices created by the
kernel, you could well be running out of them.  That's all I can
really come up with that would affect this particular installation
method if it's worked in the past on this system for other guests.



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