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From: "Reber
To: gentoo-admin@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-admin] KVM guest system installation
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 20:35:19
Message-Id: 1242419712.3262.10.camel@localhost.localdomain
1 Hi all,
3 We are running several gentoo systems in our datacenter with a basic
4 installation of gentoo (kernel version 2.6.28-gentoo-r5)
5 In the kernel, we also have included KVM module support, which so far
6 works fine.
8 But we now coming to the point where we want to install virtual guest
9 systems to some of the systems.
10 Since the servers are kept very basically do we not have any X packages
11 installed, nor do we plant to.
12 But from documentation and experience point of view, does it look like
13 that we exactly do require something like that.
15 So my question is, is there any way to install a guest system using KVM
16 without having X system packages installed or a monitor plugged on?
17 Meaning booting up the guest system, connecting from the localhost
18 using some kind of serial console or something like that to connect to
19 the particular virtual guest and run the installation task?
21 Thanks and regards,
22 Simon


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-admin] KVM guest system installation Mike Kazantsev <mike_kazantsev@×××××××.net>