KVM, virt-manager, etc.

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Fri Feb 1 14:42:26 GMT 2008

On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 03:15:42PM +0100, Soren Hansen wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 11:04:50AM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Think about this from the perspective of someone doing a fresh
> > installation of Ubuntu.  They boot up the system for the first time,
> > and want to try out this "virtualization stuff".
> Right. There are a few options as I see it. 
> We can present the user with the option to
> a) provide the CD or ISO image, if he/she has it available already.
> b) offer to download the complete ISO.
> c) offer to download a minimal installer (the mini.iso from d-i) and
> fetch the rest ad-hoc.
d) copy the packages to the hard disk during installation

> When we have the ISO, we can preseed the installer with data from the
> GUI.  At some point, I imagine some variant of ubiquity could be used
> for this, but I don't think there's time for that for hardy.

I think that the best alternatives are c) and d), but that d) may be
too complex for the first iteration (depending on the circumstances, which
you know better than I do).

 - mdz

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