IF AND ONLY IF_ you can partition your drive from a BIOS level or RAID controller setup, you can partition the free space of your drive so that OVM will accept it as a separate disk and allow you to use it for local storage.
If your BIOS doesn't support that level of partioning or you do not have a RAID controller - then you must use separate drives for this.
if you want to import an ISO image, why you mount it?
after you complete your installation.
1- discover server. (if your installation is finished good, then you found your server in Onglet Servers and VMs / unassigned servers)
2- Go to Perspective / Physical Disk to verify that detect the second partition
3- if it's good, then crearte a pool with no Clustered Server Pool.
4- create a repository on your physical disk.
5- Go to ISOs in your repository and click import iso image.
Now, verify that your apache/httpd server it is working or not.
1- after you install apache/httpd
2- you shoud verify if it is running or not (pgrep httpd) if not start it (e.g. service httpd start )
3- copy the ISO file under /var/www/html
4- open your browser and verify.
and at this point i think it is good.
then copy the url to import the iso file with Oracle VM Manager
the URL Look's like http://IP-Address/image-iso.iso
you should verify that the IP-Address is reached from the Oracle VM Server.
and that's it
I tested it: and in my case:
i have copied the windows iso image:
cp ../windowsXP.iso /var/www/html/
and now my URL is like * http://IP-Address/windowsXP.iso*