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Re: [virt-tools-list] Chrome OS and virt-manager

On 12/22/10 - 02:29:19AM, Justin Clift wrote:
> On 22/12/2010, at 2:20 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 01:50:24AM +1100, Justin Clift wrote:
> >> Took a look at the desktop virtualisation product "Parallels Desktop".
> >> 
> >> One of the interesting features of it, for installation of new
> >> virtual machines, is "Download Chrome OS".
> >> 
> >> This downloads about ~315MB (guessing it's an ISO but not sure) then
> >> creates a new virtual machine using that.
> >> 
> >> Seems like an interesting concept, and kind of wondering if it'd be
> >> useful in virt-manager too. :)
> > 
> > I've been saying for a long time that virt-manager should be able to
> > install a pre-defined set of operating systems.  ie. Instead having to
> > separately download the ISO or know a URL, virt-manager would know how
> > to download a boot ISO for a range of OSes, and all the user would
> > need to do would be to pick "Fedora 14" or "Chrome OS" from a menu.
> Interesting.  That sounds like a really decent idea.

Actually, virt-manager could in theory use oz[1] to do this, too.  It typically
does JEOS, but can be made to install additional things beyond the JEOS.  It
just needs the pre-defined templates.

Chris Lalancette

[1] https://github.com/clalancette/oz

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