Install Fedora 17 with static ip on Citrix Xenserver 6.0.2

Installing Fedora 17 requires a kickstart file which sets a recognizable grub config file for XenServer as well as speeds up your installation. Feel free to modify any parameters in the kickstart file.

  1. Download the file and modify ip information as well as root password in this kickstart file: public_fedora17_min_xs6.ks
  2. Save and upload your kickstart file somewhere
  3. Open XenCenter
  4. Choose VM -> New VM
  5. Choose “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (64 bit)”, click Next
  6. Fill in a name
  7. Select “Install from URL” and paste this URL or any other mirror: http://www.nic.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/
  8. Click Next
  9. Paste the following under “Advanced OS boot parameters”: console=hvc0 utf8 nogpt ip=<yourip>:1:<yourgateway>:<yournetmask>:<yourhostname>:eth0:off nameserver=<yournameserver> noipv6  ks=<web path to your kickstart file>
  10. Click Next
  11. Choose appropriate XenServer node
  12. Choose memory and cpu’s
  13. Configure your storage and click Next
  14. Configure your network and click Next

Install should auto complete.

 

3 thoughts on “Install Fedora 17 with static ip on Citrix Xenserver 6.0.2

  1. harvey says:

    hi im having some problems booting the vm after install :(. The message i receive is: 2012-09-04 15:39:03 Error: Starting VM ‘virualmachine’ on ‘my.xenserver- Using to parse /boot/grub/grub.conf – Traceback (most recent call last): – File “/usr/bin/pygrub”, line 883, in ? – data = fs.open_file(chosencfg["ramdisk"],).read() – IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

    DO you have any idea what to do? any help would be appreciated. Thx Harvey

  2. nenad says:

    I had the same problem. Rebooted the system in FC15 live CD and checked /boot/grub/grub.conf file. Lines under the boot disk had som control characters “^M” (like DOS ). Removed them and was able to boot from the disk.

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