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febootstrap is now called supermin

The new supermin home page is here, tarballs are available here, and the new git repository is here. Advertisements

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Tip: Creating throwaway appliances with febootstrap

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

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Supermin appliance – now in febootstrap

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

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febootstrap now available in Debian

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.

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febootstrap now runs on Debian

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

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febootstrap “minimal” now 15.9 MB

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

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febootstrap: Fedora equivalent of debootstrap

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

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a-fedora-appliance updated for supermin 5

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

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Supermin version 5

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

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libguestfs preview packages for RHEL 6.3

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

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