Request #3191

Operating system booting with BIOS bootloader

Added by novid Agha Hasani almost 7 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:PendingStart date:09/18/2014
Priority:HighDue date:
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you can add <bootmenu enable='yes'/> to vm's xml

then we can easily attach new images (cloned from os) to existing vm and change boot harddisk from bios instead create new vm from template with new image

for more information, plz read this document


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#1 Updated by Ruben S. Montero almost 7 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Feature to Backlog
  • Priority changed from Normal to High
  • Target version deleted (Release 4.10)

Seems very interesting, moving it to backlog to include in a future release. Meanwhile you can use it through the RAW section in the template, like:

RAW = [
TYPE = "kvm",
DATA = "<os><bootmenu enable='yes' timeout='3000'/></os>"

or for all your VMs in vmm_exec_kvm.conf file.

Thanks for your feedback!

#2 Updated by Ruben S. Montero over 6 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Backlog to Request

#3 Updated by kvaps kvaps about 4 years ago

Yes, this is the needed function, especially if you want to allow install from ISO files, and do it simple, without re-creation any templates.
Raw xml is solves it fully, but option is needed.

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