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Re: [Xen-users] filesystem image of Fedora Core for Xen? / Others VM

  • To: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Felipe Alfaro Solana <felipe.alfaro@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 00:09:46 +0200
  • Cc: Antoine Nivard <anivard@xxxxxxx>, Ted Hilts <thilts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Kristinn Soffanias Runarsson <soffanias@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On Apr 3, 2005 11:27 PM, Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One thing we did discuss at the time was the format of the distribution
> images: disk files are good for trying stuff out, since they're easily
> configured.  However, simple tarballs of the filesystem also seemed like an
> attractive option: they don't limit you to a given disk size or a particular
> filesystem and can be easily unpacked wherever you want.  This would make it
> simple to use NFS exports as root filesystems.
> What do you guys think?  Maybe useful as an alternative format, alongside
> simple disk images?

In fact, I would prefer tarball (compressed) files instead. As you
said, they are more flexible: you can dump them into an LVM volume or
a loopback-mounted file.

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