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speeding up bootstrap-vz VirtualBox images generation ?


Feel free to suggest another venue for discussing bootstrap-vz issues.

It seems to me that the qemu-nbd mount of the target partition slows
down a lot the installation (debootstrap, apt/dpkg) done inside it,
compared to host filesystem.

I wonder how necessary it is to perform installation inside this mount
setup, instead of installing on the host, and then copying at once the
installed layout to the vmdk.

I understand that some mount relation between /boot and / probably renders the
process non trivial, but I kind of think that the builds could become
way fasters this way.

Does it make sense ?

Best regards,
Olivier BERGER 
http://www-public.telecom-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, Evry (France)

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