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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Facilities for creating Gentoo Linux based virtual appliances
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 02:17:29
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Facilities for creating Gentoo Linux based virtual appliances by Albert Hopkins
1 On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 08:47:48PM -0400, Albert Hopkins wrote
3 >
4 >
5 > The Makefile pretty much does an install into a chroot, pretty much by
6 > the handbook, with a few alterations where I saw fit. It hast some
7 > variables and a couple of hooks to allow for customization. I've
8 > already created a few appliances (included) such as:
9 >
10 > base: A base install of Gentoo Linux
11 > gnome: GNOME stable appliance (no GUI console)
12 > kde: KDE stable appliance (no GUI console)
13 > lodgeit: Lodgeit pastebin appliance[1]
14 > teamplayer: TeamPlayer appliance
16 Do you know of any active end-user mailing lists or forums for
17 QEMU-KVM? I've found a few forums that seem to have a post every other
18 month. There's a developers' mailing list, but I don't see one for end
19 users. I got into QEMU-KVM "appliances" by accident...
21 - old PC started dying on me
23 - I backed up the data to an even older PC, and got a shiny new one,
24 with 8 gigs of ram, wheeeeeeee
26 - I installed pure 64-bit Gentoo *WITHOUT* 32-bit support
28 - and discovered that WINE will not install on a system without 32-bit
29 support (that's my version of "oops programing"; nothing to do with
30 object orientation)
32 - I play around a lot with 4NEC2, a Windows-only antenna modelling app
33 that runs nicely under WINE
35 - to avoid a wipe and re-install on my main system, I created a small
36 32-bit Gentoo guest inside QEMU-KVM, which allowed me to install WINE
37 and 4NEC2
39 I did have to do quite a bit of trial-and-error before I got the thing
40 working, and I'll probably re-do, so I can do it right this time. An
41 active QEMU-KVM mailing list or forum would be helpful.
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44 Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>


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Re: [gentoo-user] Facilities for creating Gentoo Linux based virtual appliances Albert Hopkins <marduk@×××××××××××.org>