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Re: [Fedora Forum] Micro Fedora



On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:52:16AM -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Daniel P. Berrange
> <berrange redhat com> wrote:
> > We are doing exactly this kind of model in the oVirt project. For the
> > 'oVirt managed node' (ie the OS which hosts the virtual machines), we
> > build a OS appliance image using a derivative of livecd-creator. This
> > runs stateless - all persistent config is stored in oVirt's management
> > system. We just load the entire OS image over PXE at boot time. We're
> > currently building off Fedora 9 repos, and have a < 64 MB OS image.
> 
> You may want to compare notes with him.  I'm not sure what his use
> case is other than 'I wonder how small I can make a workable Fedora
> with a login prompt'.

Looking at the notes on fedoraforum it seems we have a slightly different
approach. He's gone for space saving by switching to busybox. Our goal
was that we wanted to keep the same pieces of functionality, just strip
out the bits we didn't need, so we don't have to spend time debugging
differences between busybox & coreutils. Of course finding the bits 
which aren't needed is fun in itself & somewhat of a moving target. So
whereever possible we've been filing BZ to get som5Ce RPMs split up into 
finer grained sub-RPMs

If anyone's interested in size minimization, our kickstart %post script is 
here:

http://git.et.redhat.com/?p=ovirt.git;a=blob;f=ovirt-host-creator/common-post.ks

Daniel
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