Re: Providing official virtualisation images of Debian
Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> schrieb:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:27:09AM +0200, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
>> What virtualisation solutions should be supported?
>> - Virtual Box seems like a natural candidate since it's free and
>> included since Squeeze.
>> - Vmware has a significant installed base and is relevant, although
>> - Microsoft Virtual PC is likely also needed
>> - Qemu
>> - Citrix XenServer?
> You don't mention KVM explicitly (it's almost identical to Qemu,
> but fast), or Xen. Anyway, qemu-img can convert a raw disk image
> into many other formats. So you generate one raw image, and then
> convert it to any other formats using qemu-img.
>> How should the images be generated?
> vmdebootstrap --image=debian-squeeze.img --size=4G \
> --mirror=http://cdn.debian.net/debian --distribution=squeeze \
> --enable-dhcp --root-password=password1 --user=tomjon/password \
> --hostname=squeezebox --package=gnome
> That should get you started. Vary the packages as you wish, and
> see also the --customize option for futher tweaking.
That sounds neat. I'll give it a try later on.