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Re: [Xen-users] [ANNOUNCE] Prebuilt Xen PV-HVM templates.

On Mon, 2012-04-02 at 18:59 +0100, Joseph Glanville wrote:
> On 3 April 2012 02:11, Ian Campbell <Ian.Campbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2012-04-01 at 19:16 +0100, Joseph Glanville wrote:
> >> Hi guys,
> >>
> >> I have started preparing a library of PV-HVM templates for use on Xen
> >> 4.X+ and PVOPS dom0.
> > [...]
> >> Initially there is Debian 6, CentOS 6.2 and Ubuntu 12.04 available
> >> (the final beta, will be updated to final shortly).
> >> Included is an OS image, a config file, a README and the associated
> >> licences etc.
> >
> > This is very cool, and you are correct that these will be very useful
> > for people trying to get something going quickly! Thanks Joseph.
> No problem, I am working on a new dom0 livecd too.
> I need some recommendations on what distro to base it on though...
> Personally Gentoo is easiest for me but I think Ubuntu 12.04 is going
> to be more enduring and a more beginner approachable alternative.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

My personal preference would be Debian ;-) But pragmatically Ubuntu is,
I think, generally thought to be a good beginner distro and conveniently
it now contains support for Xen so that seems like a good choice.

Also on the plus side is that Ubuntu may well contain the "Debian Live"
packages/infrastructure which make building Live CDs easier (I presume,
I've never tried them). I don't know if that's actually what is used by
Ubuntu to make their live CDs, if not then I'd hope that infrastructure
was in Ubuntu too.


> >
> >> The images are bz2 compressed blockdevice images suitable for use on
> >> LVM or a file backed tapdisk if you have the appropriate backend.
> >> (alternatively you can use the loop device but this is discouraged)
> >> All images have serial console enabled, PV network and block devices,
> >> fixed udev rules etc.
> >>
> >> I will add more info about them, an FAQ about how they are setup and
> >> what you should do to customize them, expand the disk image etc soon.
> >>
> >> I am looking for someone to mirror these in the US for me, please
> >> email me if you have spare bandwith.
> >>
> >> Joseph.
> >>
> >
> >

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