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Re: Debian images on Microsoft Azure cloud

On 11/11/2015 10:24 PM, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
>> Currently, both the Openstack images and the image built for Azure are
>> using extlinux instead of Grub. I think this is mostly due to a personal
>> preference from Zigo. extlinux works fine but this is a deviation of
>> what a user would expect of a regular Debian installation.
>> Should cloud images be allowed to change the bootloader?
> I would say Yes, if there is a documented reason for the change.
> I don't know what was the intent of Zigo, but if you need to install a
> bootloader inside a diskimage, it is much less convoluted to do it with
> extlinux than with grub

The intent was to keep things more simple and light weight, which
extlinux does. But I do see now why it wasn't the best idea, because it
prevents it from working well with Xen.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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