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Re: Providing official virtualisation images of Debian

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Le Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:28:29AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum a écrit :
> > 
> > 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
> >   proprietary
> > - Microsoft Virtual PC is likely also needed
> > - Qemu
> > - Citrix XenServer?
> - images for cloud infrastructures (AMI -- Amazon Machine Image)

Hello everybody,

thanks to the work of others, the way is open to create AMIs with a patched
version of debian-installer (see #592550).

Eric Hammond, who maintains since a long time some high profile Ubuntu AMIs,
has written sound recommendations about the production of such images for the
Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud:


Some unofficial Debian AMIs are already being produced, see

To enable secure SSH login, booting after kernel update, and other tasks, some
init, grub, and perhaps other scripts are needed, and if they were wrapped in a
Debian package, then the production AMIs could be fully automated from whithin
the Debian operating system.

I am still a beginner in the field, but if help is needed, I volunteer to
co-maintain such a package.

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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