FYI - openSUSE 12.3 Virt Install Xen and KVM ISO bug and workaround

FYI
Just submitted a bug which affects KVM-QEMU and Xen users using the graphical “Create Virtual Machine” tool, affects

openSUSE 12.3
virt install “Create Virtual Machine for Xen or KVM”

This affects the virt-install launched by YAST and from the main menu. This does <not> affect a different installer launched from virt-manager (you may see a bug there, too but that’s another story and another bug).

If you point your install to an ISO configured as a virtual CDROM, currently the installer will prepend a string which makes the path to your ISO incorrect.

Example:
From within the installer, browse to the following example path
/usr/ISO/foobar.iso
Before clicking the “Apply” button to apply changes, inspect the path. Instead of the proper path, you will see the following
phy:/root//usr/ISO/foobar.iso

Of course, until the bug is fixed upstream, the simple fix is to edit the path removing the “phy:/root/” and then your virtual CDROM will be created properly.

TSU

This problem should no longer exist if you have updated your machine

zypper up

TSU