Stephen Gran on 19 Mar 2008 08:43:17 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux distribution for virtuous machines

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 11:07:51AM -0400, Brian Stempin said:
> It partially depends on what VM tools you're using.
> For VMWare, I would vote for Ubuntu-server.
> For something like Xen, I would go to some sort of Debian-based distro.
> Xen-tools allow you to pick a distro and then proceed to install it for you
> via debootstrap.  I've been using Ubuntu 7.04 on some of my DomUs.  It turns
> out that the Xen-tools installation is *very* minimal.  My default install
> didn't even come with things like man and the like.  Additionally, I've
> found that RH based distros (RHES, CentOS) are a pain to RPMstrap using
> xen-tools.

Grab the newer Xen-tools from Steve Kemp's site.  It worked a treat last
time I had to install fedora.
|  Stephen Gran                  | It's always sad when the fleas leave,   |
|             | because that means your dog is dead.    |
| | -- Wesley T. Williams                   |

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