I am actually a Xen user giving KVM for a whirl :-) I'm running CentOS 5.3 and have compiled KVM-88 from source on a remote machine. I don't have physical access to this machine so I'm attempting to install a guest using command-line/console interface but this doesn't seem to be working for me. First I tried using libvirt and then afterwards qemu-system-x86_64 but in both cases it just hangs at the console output. (guest appears to be running but I can't connect to it so have to use virsh destroy to kill it).
This is how I'm trying to start the guests:
virt-install -n test-r 512 --connect=qemu:///system \
-f /dev/vm_vg/test -f /dev/vm_vg/test-swap \
and also tried simplifying with:
/usr/local/kvm/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -hda vdisk.img -cdrom /dump/cdroms/CentOS-5.3-i386-LiveCD.iso \
-boot d -m 512 -nographic
In the virt-install case I get something like this:
Creating domain... | 0 B 00:00
Connected to domain test
Escape character is ^]
Does anyone have any ideas or recommendations on the best way to try and install guests when using a headless remote box?
Thanks in advance!