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The new supermin home page is here, tarballs are available here, and the new git repository is here.
This is an update to a previous posting, but using the new febootstrap 3.x cross-distro toolchain to make building supermin appliances even simpler. Firstly we create a supermin appliance containing a few packages and their dependencies. Note that I’m not … Continue reading
Q: Can you fit a bootable Fedora distribution into 100 kilobytes? A: You bet!* * by cheating … read on. Take an ordinary Fedora appliance as made by febootstrap or appliance-creator. The appliance image is big because it contains copies … Continue reading
Nearly available anyway. It’s still being uploaded. So now you can make Fedora filesystems, images, initramfs, appliances, virtual machines etc. on a Debian host.
With a minor patch I got febootstrap running on Debian. What can you do with it? Install and boot mini Fedora appliances from a Debian host. If you want to try it, note you will need to install the following … Continue reading
febootstrap now includes an image minimization tool which can remove some “non-essential” data, such as locales. (You can configure exactly what it removes). The bootable minimal install is now around 16 MB. There’s still room for improvement, for example by … Continue reading
As I mentioned before I was looking for a Fedora equivalent of Debian’s debootstrap. The alternatives aren’t really great, so I wrote one instead. Allow me to present febootstrap, a close copy of debootstrap. One advantage of febootstrap is that … Continue reading
a-fedora-appliance is a supermin demonstration Fedora appliance. I have scratch-built a Fedora RPM here which is just a 235K download but contains (by magic!) a fully bootable Fedora appliance. After installing the RPM in Fedora 20, do the following to … Continue reading
Recently myself with help from Pino Toscano and Hilko Bengen rewrote supermin [git repo] to make it more featureful and robust. Supermin is a clever tool that lets you distribute very tiny (< 100K) Linux appliances, which are reconstituted to … Continue reading
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 we are rebasing libguestfs to 1.14.x, plus putting out new versions of hivex and febootstrap. You can now download preview packages here: http://people.redhat.com/~rjones/libguestfs-RHEL-6.3-preview/ These are in very rough shape at the moment. In particular … Continue reading