[CentOS-virt] Now on to creation of disk images

Scott Dowdle dowdle at montanalinux.org
Tue Jun 28 10:47:36 EDT 2011


----- Original Message -----
> Mr. Heron was so kind to make a suggestion that I should use disk images
> to install VMs. Upon further thought, I kinda like the idea. So I
> re-read the manual and google a little, and discover I still don't know
> what should be in these disk images.
> Should I copy the contents of the CDs to a file or what?

I haven't been following this conversation but I think I can answer that last question.  Using a disk image file rather than a physical disk or partition(s) on a physical means that you use the file as if it were a disk.  You don't need to put anything on it... and you boot install media and then select the disk image file as the disk you want to use to install your OS too.

Either that, or you are talking about using .iso files on disk as install media rather than physical optical media.

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