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Old 02-28-2012, 10:48 PM
"Brian C. Lane"
 
Default livemedia-creator: update README

From: "Brian C. Lane" <bcl@redhat.com>

---
README.livemedia-creator | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++-----
docs/fedora-livemedia.ks | 3 ++-
2 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/README.livemedia-creator b/README.livemedia-creator
index efbce9c..630f639 100644
--- a/README.livemedia-creator
+++ b/README.livemedia-creator
@@ -116,12 +116,12 @@ the repo each time you run it. To speed things up you either need a local
mirror of the packages, or you can use a caching proxy. When using a proxy
you pass it to livemedia-creator like so:

---kernel-args="proxy=http://proxy.yourdomain.com:3128"
+--proxy=http://proxy.yourdomain.com:3128

You also need to use a specific mirror instead of mirrormanager so that the
-packages will get cached:
+packages will get cached, so your kickstart url would look like:

-url --url="http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/16/x86_64/os/"
+url --url="http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/17/x86_64/os/"

You can also add an update repo, but don't name it updates. Add --proxy to
it as well.
@@ -154,6 +154,21 @@ Example cmdline:
sudo livemedia-creator --make-iso --no-virt --ks=./fedora-livemedia.ks


+AMI IMAGES
+----------
+Amazon EC2 images can be created by using the --make-ami switch and an appropriate
+kickstart file. All of the work to customize the image is handled by the kickstart.
+The example currently included was modified from the cloud-kickstarts version so
+that it would work with livemedia-creator.
+
+Example cmdline:
+sudo livemedia-creator --make-ami --iso=/path/to/boot.iso --ks=./docs/fedora-livemedia-ec2.ks
+
+This will produce an ami-root.img file in the working directory.
+
+At this time I have not tested the image with EC2. Feedback would we welcome.
+
+
DEBUGGING PROBLEMS
------------------
Cleaning up an aborted (ctrl-c) virt-install run (as root):
@@ -177,8 +192,8 @@ the anaconda-cleanup script.

THE FUTURE
----------
-The current release only supports creating live iso's. In the future
-I want it to be able to create ami images as well as appliance images.
+The current release supports creating live iso's and ami images. In the future
+I also want it to be able to create appliance images.

It is also limited to x86 architectures because of it's use of virt-install.
I hope to be able to support other arches by using Anaconda's image install
diff --git a/docs/fedora-livemedia.ks b/docs/fedora-livemedia.ks
index 667b560..752e840 100644
--- a/docs/fedora-livemedia.ks
+++ b/docs/fedora-livemedia.ks
@@ -3,7 +3,8 @@ sshpw --username=root --plaintext randOmStrinGhERE
# Firewall configuration
firewall --enabled --service=mdns
# Use network installation
-url --url="http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/16/Everything/x86_64/os/"
+url --url="http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/17/x86_64/os/"
+
# X Window System configuration information
xconfig --startxonboot
# Root password
--
1.7.7.6

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