[CentOS-virt] Preferred method of provisioning VM images

Thu Jun 12 15:47:09 UTC 2014
Dario Faggioli <raistlin at linux.it>

On gio, 2014-06-12 at 22:34 +1200, Peter wrote:
> This is not a complete list of the ways you can install a VM either.  My
> personal preference is to manually create the filesystem for the VM and
> then install the OS core with yum.  Then after tweaking some config
> files you can start up the VM and finish installing whatever else you
> want with yum as well.
> While I don't think that this should be the recommended install method
> it might be worth mentioning and even giving a wiki page with some
> instructions on how to do it this way.  Doing an install like this is
> actually very good for a newbie because you "get your hands dirty" and
> get a really good understanding of how yum works and the internals of
> the distro.
Indeed it does!

If you're up for it, Xen wiki will be glad to host it! :-P

We've got both CentOS and Fedora categories on the Wiki, both hosting
various pages, guides, instructions, etc., but none of them (I think)
goes through the procedure you mentioned:


Feel free to add it! :-)


<<This happens because I choose it to happen!>> (Raistlin Majere)
Dario Faggioli, Ph.D, http://about.me/dario.faggioli
Senior Software Engineer, Citrix Systems R&D Ltd., Cambridge (UK)

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