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

Felipe Alfaro Solana 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?

I can contribute a CentOS3.4 image and FC4t1 (domU?) basically a rootfs "core" install with network, openssh, yum, wget and httpd. I'll get them uploaded tomorrow. 2GB compresses to around 81MB (.bz2). Is there a preferred "image" configuration? All I've added is a basic /etc/fstab, and the RH networking scripts to get started, but they work and I'm using them.

I noticed the UML community provide disc images on their site. I was hoping to "borrow" one to get started with Xen but the OS versions seem a little out of date now.

Best regards


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