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Re: [Libguestfs] how do i use a blob appliance the compiling from source



On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:59:34PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> /tmp/initrd will be the appliance (quite a large file:
> usually around 100 MB).

I should add that because of the way we do supermin appliances [Note
1] this initrd file is quite large.  You can actually compress this
file with gzip (or even bzip2??), but when you copy it into the build
it must always be called: 'appliance/initramfs.fedora-12.x86_64.img'
(no .gz extension).

Rich.

[1] http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/supermin-appliance-now-in-febootstrap/
We don't compress the initrd because it's an intermediate file that
normally just gets passed straight to qemu.  It's too slow to compress
it temporarily and decompress it during the boot.


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