I've spent the weekend converting seven systems from xen to kvm virtualizations. I've used the --import function of virt-install, and it converted the xvdm disks to /dev/hdx, and worked perfectly. All disks involved are loop images.
The last system had, for various reasons, seven virtualized disks, from xvda through xvdg. virt-install refused to create seven hdx disks, because four is the maximum.
Is there a way to have more than four ide disks? Or, is there a way to present these disks as something else? My initial attempt was to do this:
<disk type='file' device='disk'>
<target dev='vda' bus='virtio'/>
but when the guest was rebooted, there was no /dev/vdx device - so that didn't work.
Suggestions, pointers, location of a FM for me TR appreciated...
-- tim --