On Wed, 2010-03-24 at 23:05 +0300, William Pitcock wrote: > Hello, > > ----- "Ian Campbell" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 11:29 +0100, Olivier Bonvalet wrote: > > > > > > But xen-tools have be removed from Squeeze, so I suppose it will be > > > more difficult to create new installations (require much more work > > to > > > replace the xen-create-image script). > > > > Squeeze (32- and 64-bit) and Lenny (32-bit only) both support > > installation into a Xen domU using the regular Debian Installer, > > including preseeding etc. Instructions for use can be seen at > > <http://wiki.debian.org/Xen#DomU.28guest.29>. Squeeze even supports > > installation from ISOs into a Xen domU (using the multiarch > > amd64+i386 > > +powerpc netinst ISO). > > > > Is there any way this functionality could be exposed via xen-tools to > > make it easier to deploy? (I don't know if/how it would fit into the > > xen-tools model). > > xen-tools is similar to ApplianceKit, in that it invokes the same lowlevel > tools that debian-installer uses to install the guest OS instead of using d-i > directly. By "lowlevel tools" you mean debootstrap or something else? d-i does much more than just the debootstrap phase. > However, xen-tools is more limited than ApplianceKit in the regard that > ApplianceKit has functionality somewhat like preseeding. I'd not heard of ApplianceKit -- I'll check it out, thanks. Hmm, looks like http://appliancekit.systeminplace.net/ (referenced from your ITP) is gone ("To change this page, upload your website into the public_html directory") and www.appliancekit.org (google's result) seems to have expired. Ian. -- Ian Campbell You mean you don't want to watch WRESTLING from ATLANTA?
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