I am having a situation where I can not use a CD or PxE boot or wubi to install.I need to necessarily do an http install of Ubuntu.I am basically trying to create a guest OS in a virtualization setup on Xen on a non VT hardware. On a non VT hardware the virt-manager does not allow to install from local ISO or PXE even the only option is via a URL on http://
Here is what I did:
- Download ubuntu 10.04 32 bit ISO
- Kept it in /var/www (apache2 is running)
renamed it to ubuntu.iso
and when I reached a stage where installation begins I gave path
http://localhost/ubuntu.isobut I got an error
any installable distribution not found.
After this I did
mkdir /var/www/sk mount -t iso9660 /var/www/ubuntu.iso /var/www/sk -o loop
and this time during the installation I gave path
http://localhost/sk I was able to see the contents in browser
http://localhost/sk which you will see in a normal CD. But beginning installation I got same error
ValueError: Could not find an installable distribution at 'http://localhost/sk
So I want to just confirm if http install is done only this way or some other way because the installation is not proceeding.