[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

  • To: Felipe Alfaro Solana <felipe.alfaro@xxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Kristinn Soffanias Runarsson <soffanias@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 23:14:08 +0000
  • Cc: Antoine Nivard <anivard@xxxxxxx>, Ted Hilts <thilts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 23:14:25 +0000
  • Domainkey-signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=beta; d=gmail.com; h=received:message-id:date:from:reply-to:to:subject:cc:in-reply-to:mime-version:content-type:content-transfer-encoding:references; b=Nj951sH3Wj3G8AeygzSPNtHX2Cxd4Sy3QUOGOQWBm6E5+IZBpigY3PjX1so5JD6OBN1STtPqozg2XD7gw4/yhnonDrThN8rtiM2yp6VbnfkVvdM71NzLyhYmnf4hZxMPRkeGEp5BWWpSBMYqCVlzOKMHRCjv0FkHGFAOnsNWPE0=
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>

I agree we should make them available in as many formats as possible.

Although a simple
# dd if=image.img of=/dev/lvm/mysexyDomU
works like a charm for me.  But I get the point, also when I come to
think about it.. tarballs are more portable than anything.

I'll get it done...


On Apr 3, 2005 10:09 PM, Felipe Alfaro Solana <felipe.alfaro@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

Xen-users mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.