Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Well I have an Xen server, I've got a CentOS container up fine but a friend of mine wants (oh god) Ubuntu Server 12.04, why he can't use Debian is beyond my understanding. But anyways, I can't remember how I installed the CentOS container but I'm giving virt-manager a try now, since I don't have a disk image already the only option is to get a Network Install URL since I'm using PV.

So does anyone know what I should type in there, if it was CentOS I could easily type http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6.2/os/i386 for example. The furthest I've got in finding a suitable URL is http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/ but that of course wont work.

Any ideas?

share|improve this question
    
An Ubuntu archive specification usually looks like this: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse. I don't know exactly what Xen wants though. –  mgorven Jul 2 '12 at 22:58
add comment

3 Answers

Mine works with:

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks, However, I was referring to the directory for the HTTP install via virt-install. ;) –  notFound Jul 3 '12 at 21:47
add comment

Well, me being the clever person I am, I didn't set my nameservers so my server couldn't access the internet, no wonder no directory I tried worked, either way I've found it and got it working. ;)

For the reference, I used http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/installer-i386/.

share|improve this answer
add comment

If you're like me, you come here every time you need to install a new Ubuntu Server in your Xen/XCP farm. And you find that NONE of the above answers actually work. So you use them as a base, and watch the error messages to find the actual path that needs to be entered versus the final computed path that Xen creates when it appends to what you entered.

So.... for the record, the following is what actually works:

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise

Use that as your install URL when defining the new machine, and all works nicely. Of course, if you're looking for something other than 12.04, replace 'precise' with the name of your preferred release.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.