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

I've been thinking off and on about posting guest images (and have already
from time to time) and I'm writing to offer some personal bandwidth I have;
either static (throttled) HTTP/FTP or maybe a bittorrent permanently peered
w/ Ted's to-be server?  I have around 30G of space for such a project (but
no inclination to run frequent backups on it).

Any way about it, we will contribute images to the decided on repository,
this is a great idea.   I have some base Debian and Gentoo images and we
will probably post some specialized Globus/Xen images soon.


On Sun, 3 Apr 2005 01:29:07 +0000
Kristinn Soffanias Runarsson <soffanias@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Ted, glad you are willing to help.
> The thing is... I think the Xen developers would like to do more
> "developing" instead of hacking some distributions to boot as domU...
> And I don't consider my work development ;)
> I'm building these images as we speak, and 'aq' is letting me download
> his debian and ubuntu images now.
> Hosting would be great.. since I'm in ICELAND I don't have much
> bandwidth available.
> I'm using the rest of the weekend trying these images out and
> hopefully get a Mandrake image going and I might take a pass at a SuSE
> image.
> later
> -soffi-
> On Apr 3, 2005 12:30 AM, Ted Hilts <thilts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >  Kristinn
> >  
> >  If I understand you, you seem to be saying that for various distributions
> > like Mandrake, Fedora Core, Gentoo, SuSE, etc., you are willing to produce
> > Xen-based (Dom 0) linux base systems and put them on line???
> >  
> >  I was going to ask the developers of Xen to consider this as a facet of
> > their operation but I don't think their mandate allows them to do this or
> > they don't see doing this directly in line with what they are doing.  They
> > will be reading this so they can correct me if I am mistaken. So I have
> > hesitated in asking.  But there is no reason why a group of us cannot set up
> > our own facility working cooperatively with Xen developers and users.  We
> > are talking user issues here not development issues.  I would also we
> > interested in putting these systems onto DVDs in a manner that would
> > facilitate their installation on other computers.
> >  
> >  If you are willing to build and test these Xen-based (Dom 0) linux core
> > systems I will make provision for hosting them.  I am currently in the
> > process of establishing a sattelite connection between my LAN and the
> > Internet with a static IP address therefore download and upload activities
> > would be fast. I could dedicate a machine as the server. There would be tons
> > of hard drive storage available. But the details we could work out.  But we
> > would have to also define how this facility would be set up for access but
> > we can do this off-list because it does not bear directly on the Xen
> > development or user list mandates as near as I can tell.  If we do this I
> > would like to stress that we should have someone on the Xen development
> > group voluntarily watch over and strongly influence our activities.
> >  
> >  What do you think???
> >  
> >  Thanks, Ted
> >  
> >  
> >  Kristinn Soffanias Runarsson wrote:
> >  
> >  I'm build images for Fedora Core 3 and Centos 4 right now... I'll make
> > them available online as soon as they are ready... would you like to
> > see some other OS's ?
> > 
> > peace and love,
> > -soffi-
> > 
> > 
> > On Apr 2, 2005 3:09 PM, aq <aquynh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >  
> >  
> >  hello,
> > 
> > I wonder if anybody out here is providing a filesystem image (rootfs)
> > of Fedora Core for Xen, so others can download and use it as domU?
> > 
> > In the user manual, there is a short guide for the newbie to use Xen
> > with ttylinux, and I think it would be very nice if somebody could
> > provides with other generic rootfs, like Fedora Core, Debian,
> > Slackware,..., so everybody wants to try Xen can easily take the first
> > steps.
> > 
> > Thank you a lot,
> > aq

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