Installing Debian Linux on Xen error INVALID_SOURCE – unable to access a required file in the specified repository

I am working on a new virtualization implementation based on XEN Cloud Platform (XCP). After installing first XCP based hypervisor I tried installing a Debian 6 Linux OS with “New VM” option that later failed with an error:

INVALID_SOURCE – unable to access a required file in the specified repository: file://tmp/cdrom-repo–XXXXX/install.amd/xe/vmlinuz.

After a while, I figured out where was the problem – Debian doesn’t have vmlinuz so you shouldn’t select a Debian template from the drop down list, but rather select “Other install media” and install Debian from an ISO DVD image.


Comments

  1. Ken says:

    Thanks for this. Made my life easier to know to use the Other template.

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