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Tomcat-Apache appliance crashes during install on CentOS 5.4 KVM

Neil Aggarwal's picture

I have a server running KVM on CentOS 5.4

I downloaded the tomcat-apache appliance iso file to /tmp and ran this command to install it on a VM:

virt-install -n v1067 -r 512 --vcpus=1 --os-type=linux --os-variant=ubuntuhardy -v --accelerate -c /tmp/turnkey-tomcat-apache-2009.10-hardy-x86.iso -f /var/lib/libvirt/images/v1067.img -s 15 -b br0 --vnc --noautoconsole

I get the Turnkey Linux intro screen and select Install to hard disk.

The appliance seems to start loading and then crashes.

I turned on the debug flag to virt-install but it did not give me any additional info.

Any ideas what happened and/or how to get more info to diagnose this?

Neil Aggarwal's picture

I just tried TKL core and it crashes as well.

I noticed one thing: The appliances seem to be 32 bit versions since they have x86 in the name.  If that is the case,  are 64 bit versions available?

Jeremy Davis's picture

64 bit based TKL appliances are in the pipeline but no idea of timeframe. Have you tried loading the VM images. I haven't tried it myself but apparently KVM can load VMware virtual disk images so that may be worth a shot?

Neil Aggarwal's picture

According to this page: http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Guest_Support_Status

KVM has some issues with virtio when running an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS guest.
It looks like I can run the guests without virtio, but they would run slower.

I am going to post a message to the KVM mailing list for this.  If anyone has any insight, please let me know.

Thanks,
  Neil

Neil Aggarwal's picture

I found a solution to this problem.  I can install the appliance with virtio disabled.  Once the install completes, I can enable virtio and everything works.  Cool!

 

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