[Mageia-dev] Virtual machine image distribution

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Feb 14 13:28:00 CET 2011


while debugging the last issues for iso for alpha 1, Anne reminded us
that some people asked in the past for appliance ( ie, virtual machine )
to be distributed along the isos on mirrors. 

While we will likely not do for the next release ( due tomorrow ), I
would like to have some feedback about it ( as i seldom use such
features, I prefer to install my vm myself ).

There is some question to answer :
- what technology would people like to see ? ( remember, this has to be
something that can be created using free softwares in the distribution )

- what type of hardware should be emulated ( i586/x86_64, sound card,
etc ? ) 

- what should be distributed along the disk image ?

- what kind of installation ? Ie, a default user with a default
documented password, but for issue such as language, size of the disk,
partitionning, set of installation package, this is more tricky.

Who would be interested by this feature ? Some has example of
company/group doing the same that he could comment ( I found several
people doing the same, but no time to look at details ) ?

Michael Scherer

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