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[mininet-discuss] need help to boot up mininet vm using qemu "Nothing to boot: No such file or directory (http://ipxe.org/2d03e13b)"

Siddharth siddharthkhadke at gmail.com
Tue May 29 21:46:30 PDT 2012


Thanks Bob, I have the following system :-
Linux vasu-lnx2.englab.juniper.net 2.6.18-164.el5xen #1 SMP Thu Sep 3
04:03:03 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Let me try running a ubuntu VM first and then install the mininet vm.

Thanks,
Siddharth

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Bob Lantz <rlantz at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:

> The following just worked fine for me on Ubuntu 12.04:
>
> sudo apt-get install qemu-system
> wget
> https://github.com/downloads/mininet/mininet/mininet-vm-ubuntu11.10-052312.vmware.zip
> unzip mininet*vmware.zip
> cd Mininet-VM
> qemu-system-i386 MininetVM.vmdk
> (in VM)
> sudo mn --test pingall
>
> Amazingly enough, Ubuntu was running in VMware, so nested
> emulation/virtualization going on here.
>
> Note that VirtualBox can also boot from a .vmdk image.
>
> ~Bob
>
> On May 29, 2012, at 8:43 PM, Bob Lantz wrote:
>
> > This doesn't seem to be a mininet question per se.
> > I'm not an expert on qemu, but I doubt you can use a hard disk image as
> a floppy disk image.
> >
> > On May 29, 2012, at 7:56 PM, Siddharth wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> While trying to install the mininet on my system I get the following
> error.
> >>
> >> Qemu software used :-
> >> =================
> >> http://qemu.weilnetz.de/qemu-doc.html
> >>
> >> Command issued :-
> >> ===============
> >> qemu-system-i386 -m 512 -fda /root/Mininet-VM/OpenFlowVM.qcow -net
> nic,model=virtio -net user,net=192.168.101.0/24,hostfwd=tcp::8022-:22-display curses
> >>
> >> Error observed :-
> >> =============
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>                                                 iPXE v1.0.0-591-g7aee315
> >>                                                 iPXE (http://ipxe.org)
> 00:03.0 C900 PCI2.10 PnP PMM+1FFCA2D0+1FF8A2D0 C900
> >>
> >>
> >>                                                 Booting from Hard
> Disk...
> >>                                                 Boot failed: could not
> read the boot disk
> >>
> >>                                                 Booting from Floppy...
> >>                                                 Boot failed: not a
> bootable disk
> >>
> >>                                                 Booting from DVD/CD...
> >>                                                 Boot failed: Could not
> read from CDROM (code 0003)
> >>                                                 Booting from ROM...
> >>                                                 iPXE (PCI 00:03.0)
> starting execution...ok
> >>                                                 iPXE initialising
> devices...ok
> >>
> >>
> >>                                                 iPXE v1.0.0-591-g7aee315
> >>                                                 iPXE 1.0.0+ -- Open
> Source Network Boot Firmware -- http://ipxe.org
> >>                                                 Features: HTTP iSCSI
> DNS TFTP AoE bzImage COMBOOT ELF MBOOT PXE PXEXT
> >>                                                 net0: 52:54:00:12:34:56
> using virtio-net on PCI00:03.0 (open)
> >>                                                   [Link:up, TX:0 TXE:0
> RX:0 RXE:0]
> >>                                                 DHCP (net0
> 52:54:00:12:34:56)..... ok
> >>                                                 net0:
> 192.168.101.15/255.255.255.0 gw 192.168.101.2
> >>                                                 Next server:
> 192.168.101.2
> >>                                                 Nothing to boot: No
> such file or directory (http://ipxe.org/2d03e13b)
> >>                                                 No more network devices
> >>                                                 No bootable device.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> OTHER INFO
> >> ===========
> >>  cat /proc/cpuinfo
> >> processor       : 0
> >> vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
> >> cpu family      : 6
> >> model           : 23
> >> model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz
> >> stepping        : 10
> >> cpu MHz         : 1600.000
> >> cache size      : 3072 KB
> >> physical id     : 0
> >> siblings        : 1
> >> core id         : 0
> >> cpu cores       : 1
> >> fpu             : yes
> >> fpu_exception   : yes
> >> cpuid level     : 13
> >> wp              : yes
> >> flags           : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36
> clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni
> monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
> >> bogomips        : 7317.77
> >> clflush size    : 64
> >> cache_alignment : 64
> >> address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
> >> power management:
> >>
> >> processor       : 1
> >> vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
> >> cpu family      : 6
> >> model           : 23
> >> model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz
> >> stepping        : 10
> >> cpu MHz         : 1600.000
> >> cache size      : 3072 KB
> >> physical id     : 1
> >> siblings        : 1
> >> core id         : 0
> >> cpu cores       : 1
> >> fpu             : yes
> >> fpu_exception   : yes
> >> cpuid level     : 13
> >> wp              : yes
> >> flags           : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36
> clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx lm constant_tsc pni
> monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 cx16 xtpr lahf_lm
> >> bogomips        : 7317.77
> >> clflush size    : 64
> >> cache_alignment : 64
> >> address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
> >> power management:
> >>
> >>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> # qemu-
> >> qemu-alpha                qemu-m68k                 qemu-ppc64abi32
>       qemu-system-arm           qemu-system-mips64        qemu-system-sh4eb
> >> qemu-arm                  qemu-microblaze           qemu-s390x
>        qemu-system-cris          qemu-system-mips64el      qemu-system-sparc
> >> qemu-armeb                qemu-microblazeel         qemu-sh4
>        qemu-system-i386          qemu-system-mipsel
>  qemu-system-sparc64
> >> qemu-cris                 qemu-mips                 qemu-sh4eb
>        qemu-system-lm32          qemu-system-ppc
> qemu-system-x86_64
> >> qemu-ga                   qemu-mipsel               qemu-sparc
>        qemu-system-m68k          qemu-system-ppc64
> qemu-system-xtensa
> >> qemu-i386                 qemu-nbd                  qemu-sparc32plus
>        qemu-system-microblaze    qemu-system-ppcemb
>  qemu-system-xtensaeb
> >> qemu-img                  qemu-ppc                  qemu-sparc64
>        qemu-system-microblazeel  qemu-system-s390x         qemu-unicore32
> >> qemu-io                   qemu-ppc64                qemu-system-alpha
>       qemu-system-mips          qemu-system-sh4           qemu-x86_64
> >>
> >>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> # qemu-img check OpenFlowVM.qcow
> >> No errors were found on the image.
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Siddharth
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
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> >
>
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