para – virtualize to install from iso

http://www.xenlens.com/boot-a-guest-vm-from-cd-or-dvd-in-xenserver/ copied for posterity

In order to boot from cd or dvd you need to change the guest virtualization type from HVM (fully virtualized) to PV (paravirtualized).

xe vm-param-set HVM-boot-policy="BIOS order" uuid=[uuid of your vm]

After you have booted from dvd, change back to fully virtualized mode:

xe vm-param-set HVM-boot-policy="" uuid=[uuid of your vm]

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