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KVM booting off-image kernel and existing partition

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http://serverfault.com – I am in the process of switching from Xen to qemu-kvm. My current Xen installation has a number of LVM volumes each with a partition (rather than a full disk image). In Xen, I start each VM with a configuration like so: kernel = "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5xen" ramdisk = "/boot/initrd-xen-2.6.18-128.4.1.el5xen" disk = [ 'phy:/dev/vmdata/vm-standalone,sda1,w' ] I now want to reuse these VMs but start them under kvm instead. It seems that virt-install --import would let me do this, using --boot kernel=<kernel>,initrd=<initrd>, but I don't see how I can instruct virt-install (HowTos)