Re: Best way to install guest when it is not listed in output of osinfo-query os

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On 12/20/21 06:52, john doe wrote:
> Hello all,
> I would like to install Debian Bullseye using virt-install, as part of
> the command I usually specify the OS used with the option '--os-variant'.
> This works great untill Buster ('debian10'), but now the guest is
> Bullseye ('debian11') and is not listed in the output of 'osinfo-query
> os' (1).
> If I don't use the '--os-variant' flag I get the following warning:
> "WARNING  No operating system detected, VM performance may suffer.
> Specify an OS with --os-variant for optimal results."
> Should I ignore the warning or what is the best way forward to install a
> Debian Bullseye guest?
> Both the host and the guest are  Debian 11.
> 1)

Debian 11 was added into the osinfo-db roughly 4 months ago:

I'm not sure who maintains the package in debian, but I'd ask them to
refresh the package. Meanwhile, as a workaround I think it's safe to use
debian10 as --os-variant.


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