invirt/packages/invirt-autoinstaller.git
13 years agoUpdate the setup-grub hook in the autoinstaller to work with pv_ops 0.0.20
Evan Broder [Sun, 3 May 2009 01:34:40 +0000 (21:34 -0400)] 
Update the setup-grub hook in the autoinstaller to work with pv_ops
Ubuntu kernels.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2325

13 years agofix symlinks in xen-tools/edgy.d 0.0.19
Greg Price [Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:15:42 +0000 (03:15 -0500)] 
fix symlinks in xen-tools/edgy.d

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2174

13 years agorenumber {36,96}-clear-root-password to go after install-base-system 0.0.18
Greg Price [Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:09:36 +0000 (03:09 -0500)] 
renumber {36,96}-clear-root-password to go after install-base-system

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2172

13 years agorenumber our 9x-* xen-tools hooks to make some room
Greg Price [Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:09:24 +0000 (03:09 -0500)] 
renumber our 9x-* xen-tools hooks to make some room

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2171

13 years agounset root password in xen-create-image 0.0.17
Greg Price [Thu, 19 Feb 2009 03:22:26 +0000 (22:22 -0500)] 
unset root password in xen-create-image

Also don't bother in the installer image, because it doesn't help.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2169

13 years agounset root password in -autoinstaller-guest 0.0.16
Greg Price [Wed, 18 Feb 2009 07:40:14 +0000 (02:40 -0500)] 
unset root password in -autoinstaller-guest

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2167

13 years agoautoinstaller: poke policy-rc.d while using aptitude so we don't try to start daemons 0.0.15
Greg Price [Wed, 18 Feb 2009 05:32:26 +0000 (00:32 -0500)] 
autoinstaller: poke policy-rc.d while using aptitude so we don't try to start daemons

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2165

13 years agoDon't confuse {KB, MB, GB} with {KiB, MiB, GiB}. 0.0.14
Anders Kaseorg [Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:01:23 +0000 (05:01 -0500)] 
Don't confuse {KB, MB, GB} with {KiB, MiB, GiB}.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2161

13 years agoNeed to pass -y to aptitude. 0.0.13
Evan Broder [Sun, 15 Feb 2009 08:54:24 +0000 (03:54 -0500)] 
Need to pass -y to aptitude.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2128

13 years agoClose the changelog entry. 0.0.12
Evan Broder [Sun, 15 Feb 2009 03:39:04 +0000 (22:39 -0500)] 
Close the changelog entry.

I'm just made of all kinds of fail today.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2126

13 years agoThings that are not the same: Conflicts. Depends.
Evan Broder [Sun, 15 Feb 2009 03:38:09 +0000 (22:38 -0500)] 
Things that are not the same: Conflicts. Depends.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2125

13 years agoUse aptitude in invirt-update-ai-guest, and guarantee that it'll be 0.0.11
Evan Broder [Sun, 15 Feb 2009 03:34:32 +0000 (22:34 -0500)] 
Use aptitude in invirt-update-ai-guest, and guarantee that it'll be
installed.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2123

13 years agoInstall a more complete base system on Debian by installing packages 0.0.10
Evan Broder [Sun, 15 Feb 2009 02:30:42 +0000 (21:30 -0500)] 
Install a more complete base system on Debian by installing packages
of standard priority or higher.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2117

13 years agoSerial consoles are supposed to run at 115200 baud, not 115300.
Evan Broder [Sun, 15 Feb 2009 02:30:40 +0000 (21:30 -0500)] 
Serial consoles are supposed to run at 115200 baud, not 115300.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2116

13 years agoxen-utils installs a Xen hypervisor. The autoinstaller guest doesn't 0.0.9
Evan Broder [Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:39:26 +0000 (23:39 -0500)] 
xen-utils installs a Xen hypervisor. The autoinstaller guest doesn't
want one.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2076

13 years agoThe autoinstaller should install ubuntu-minimal and ubuntu-standard.
Evan Broder [Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:02:20 +0000 (23:02 -0500)] 
The autoinstaller should install ubuntu-minimal and ubuntu-standard.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2073

13 years agoTurn off transmission segmentation offloading instead of tx checksum 0.0.7
Evan Broder [Tue, 27 Jan 2009 06:36:50 +0000 (01:36 -0500)] 
Turn off transmission segmentation offloading instead of tx checksum
offloading

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2019

13 years agoAdd a script to automate updating the autoinstaller guest.
Evan Broder [Tue, 27 Jan 2009 06:36:49 +0000 (01:36 -0500)] 
Add a script to automate updating the autoinstaller guest.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2018

13 years agoFix the sed invoke from r2006. 0.0.6
Evan Broder [Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:24:19 +0000 (08:24 -0500)] 
Fix the sed invoke from r2006.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2007

13 years agoCorrect for the network checksumming problem in
Evan Broder [Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:42:42 +0000 (07:42 -0500)] 
Correct for the network checksumming problem in
/etc/network/interfaces instead of /etc/rc.local

This will cause the change to persist across downing and upping the
interface. It also takes advantage of the hook that xen-create-image
already puts in place, instead of creating our own.

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=2006

13 years agoconfig.todo: invirt-create-image: netmask, gateway
Greg Price [Thu, 1 Jan 2009 05:46:14 +0000 (00:46 -0500)] 
config.todo: invirt-create-image: netmask, gateway

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=1952

14 years agoInstall Debian and Ubuntu kernels without checking to see what the VM 0.0.5
Evan Broder [Fri, 21 Nov 2008 03:46:46 +0000 (22:46 -0500)] 
Install Debian and Ubuntu kernels without checking to see what the VM
is running

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=1722

14 years agoInstall the right kernel on both Debian and Ubuntu - both 32 and 64 bit 0.0.4
Evan Broder [Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:05:15 +0000 (20:05 -0500)] 
Install the right kernel on both Debian and Ubuntu - both 32 and 64 bit

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=1719

14 years agoWhoops - make the autoinstaller frob slightly more clever 0.0.3
Evan Broder [Fri, 14 Nov 2008 06:59:46 +0000 (01:59 -0500)] 
Whoops - make the autoinstaller frob slightly more clever

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=1640

14 years agoAdd a hook to invirt-autoinstaller to turn off checksumming in the guest 0.0.2
Evan Broder [Fri, 14 Nov 2008 06:20:08 +0000 (01:20 -0500)] 
Add a hook to invirt-autoinstaller to turn off checksumming in the guest

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=1637

14 years agoPunt DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_DEBIAN_CONTROL in invirt-autoinstaller 0.0.1
Evan Broder [Sat, 1 Nov 2008 08:47:57 +0000 (04:47 -0400)] 
Punt DEB_AUTO_UPDATE_DEBIAN_CONTROL in invirt-autoinstaller

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=1498

14 years agosipb-xen-autoinstaller -> invirt-autoinstaller
Evan Broder [Sat, 1 Nov 2008 08:47:45 +0000 (04:47 -0400)] 
sipb-xen-autoinstaller -> invirt-autoinstaller

svn path=/trunk/packages/invirt-autoinstaller/; revision=1497

14 years agosipb-xen-dom0 -> invirt-xen-config in sipb-xen-autoinstaller sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.11
Evan Broder [Sat, 25 Oct 2008 22:23:22 +0000 (18:23 -0400)] 
sipb-xen-dom0 -> invirt-xen-config in sipb-xen-autoinstaller

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1270

14 years agofix our copyright files
Greg Price [Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:57:02 +0000 (04:57 -0400)] 
fix our copyright files

E.g., this is free software.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1205

14 years agostart udev in guest autoinstaller sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.10
Greg Price [Mon, 20 Oct 2008 01:28:10 +0000 (21:28 -0400)] 
start udev in guest autoinstaller

also change 'noinstall' to 'noinstall=' because that's what remote passes

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1148

14 years agoautoinstaller: hide misleading harmless dmsetup error message
Greg Price [Mon, 20 Oct 2008 00:15:07 +0000 (20:15 -0400)] 
autoinstaller: hide misleading harmless dmsetup error message

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1147

14 years agoRun xen-create-image with --verbose so you get useful output sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.9
Evan Broder [Tue, 14 Oct 2008 23:25:56 +0000 (19:25 -0400)] 
Run xen-create-image with --verbose so you get useful output

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1124

14 years agoAdd the Anders invoke for dealing with kernel command line quoting in sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.8
Evan Broder [Tue, 14 Oct 2008 01:19:09 +0000 (21:19 -0400)] 
Add the Anders invoke for dealing with kernel command line quoting in
sipb-xen-autoinstaller-guest

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1105

14 years agoSkip kpartx call when running autoinstaller on physical devices sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.7
Evan Broder [Tue, 7 Oct 2008 04:26:56 +0000 (00:26 -0400)] 
Skip kpartx call when running autoinstaller on physical devices

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1083

14 years agoUpdate sipb-xen-autoinstaller-guest with dependencies for Hardy sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.6
Evan Broder [Mon, 6 Oct 2008 23:03:24 +0000 (19:03 -0400)] 
Update sipb-xen-autoinstaller-guest with dependencies for Hardy

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=1078

14 years agoremove DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE=.svn from rules files sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.5
Greg Price [Mon, 29 Sep 2008 07:09:26 +0000 (03:09 -0400)] 
remove DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE=.svn from rules files

The right solution is debuild -eDH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE=.svn .

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=949

14 years agofix spelling in xen config
Greg Price [Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:46:04 +0000 (20:46 -0400)] 
fix spelling in xen config

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=940

14 years agofix up xen config at end of sipb-xen-install
Greg Price [Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:45:34 +0000 (20:45 -0400)] 
fix up xen config at end of sipb-xen-install

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=939

14 years agosipb-xen-install deals with lvcreate, and some tweaks
Greg Price [Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:16:05 +0000 (20:16 -0400)] 
sipb-xen-install deals with lvcreate, and some tweaks

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=938

14 years agotweak autoinstall scripts
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Sep 2008 23:34:10 +0000 (19:34 -0400)] 
tweak autoinstall scripts

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=937

14 years agoexclude .svn in builds
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:24:53 +0000 (18:24 -0400)] 
exclude .svn in builds

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=933

14 years agofold duplicate Conflicts: lines, to make newer debuild happy
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Sep 2008 21:22:00 +0000 (17:22 -0400)] 
fold duplicate Conflicts: lines, to make newer debuild happy

Also remove a false Conflicts in -host, that I got by copy-pasting.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=932

14 years agofirst cut at on-host installer
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Sep 2008 21:11:53 +0000 (17:11 -0400)] 
first cut at on-host installer

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=931

14 years agofactor out common autoinstaller code for both guest and host
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Sep 2008 20:40:06 +0000 (16:40 -0400)] 
factor out common autoinstaller code for both guest and host

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=929

14 years agotodo lists for configuration
Greg Price [Sat, 2 Aug 2008 03:27:32 +0000 (23:27 -0400)] 
todo lists for configuration

I looked through all the code for hardcoded details that should be moved
to configuration, and listed them in a file config.todo in each package
directory.  These can be knocked off line-by-line as todo lists, and
removed when empty.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=810

14 years agoremove obsolete file
Greg Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:56:24 +0000 (04:56 -0400)] 
remove obsolete file

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=764

14 years agoMake xen-tools scripts executable
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 08:35:34 +0000 (04:35 -0400)] 
Make xen-tools scripts executable

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=763

14 years agoChange autoinstaller host to be only arguments to sipb-database sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.4
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 07:20:22 +0000 (03:20 -0400)] 
Change autoinstaller host to be only arguments to sipb-database

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=760

14 years agoAnd dch -i sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.3
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 05:06:38 +0000 (01:06 -0400)] 
And dch -i

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=758

14 years agoWork around bug #242576 in xen-tools by depending on lvm2.
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 05:06:14 +0000 (01:06 -0400)] 
Work around bug #242576 in xen-tools by depending on lvm2.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=757

14 years agoinit's symlink must be relative.
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 05:02:43 +0000 (01:02 -0400)] 
init's symlink must be relative.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=756

14 years agoCorrect location for busybox
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:37:34 +0000 (00:37 -0400)] 
Correct location for busybox

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=755

14 years agodch -i, of course. sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.2
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:29:16 +0000 (00:29 -0400)] 
dch -i, of course.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=753

14 years agoDivert /etc/init.d/rcS
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:28:25 +0000 (00:28 -0400)] 
Divert /etc/init.d/rcS

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=752

14 years agodch -i sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.1
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:03:04 +0000 (00:03 -0400)] 
dch -i

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=750

14 years agoAdd more dependencies.
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:01:10 +0000 (00:01 -0400)] 
Add more dependencies.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=749

14 years agoRename package. sipb-xen-autoinstaller/2.0
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 03:50:12 +0000 (23:50 -0400)] 
Rename package.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=745

14 years agoMore movement
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 03:37:56 +0000 (23:37 -0400)] 
More movement

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=744

14 years agoThrow out old old installer.
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 03:37:32 +0000 (23:37 -0400)] 
Throw out old old installer.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-autoinstaller/; revision=743

14 years agoNew guest-based autoinstaller
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 03:35:58 +0000 (23:35 -0400)] 
New guest-based autoinstaller

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=741

14 years agoWe're installing paravms, so don't spawn a separate serial console login
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 01:33:10 +0000 (21:33 -0400)] 
We're installing paravms, so don't spawn a separate serial console login

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=740

14 years agoDon't bother avoiding checksums.
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:05:47 +0000 (20:05 -0400)] 
Don't bother avoiding checksums.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=732

14 years agoUse symlink instead.
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:05:35 +0000 (20:05 -0400)] 
Use symlink instead.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=731

14 years agoRemove copied 91-make-fstab
Eric Price [Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:05:00 +0000 (20:05 -0400)] 
Remove copied 91-make-fstab

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=730

14 years agofix control, control.in, and changelog in guest installer sipb-xen-guest-installer/1.4
Greg Price [Wed, 23 Jul 2008 05:19:34 +0000 (01:19 -0400)] 
fix control, control.in, and changelog in guest installer

This demonstrates why it's evil that we have to keep control and
control.in both in source control.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=719

14 years agoHyphens in the LV name are replaced with double hyphens in /dev/mapper
Evan Broder [Sun, 22 Jun 2008 22:25:29 +0000 (18:25 -0400)] 
Hyphens in the LV name are replaced with double hyphens in /dev/mapper

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=642

14 years agoGetting towards the autoinstaller in domU.
Eric Price [Sun, 22 Jun 2008 13:32:08 +0000 (09:32 -0400)] 
Getting towards the autoinstaller in domU.

Works with etch, almost works with Hardy but has network trouble.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=641

14 years agoxen-create-image in dom0
Eric Price [Sun, 22 Jun 2008 05:28:55 +0000 (01:28 -0400)] 
xen-create-image in dom0

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=635

14 years agoChange sipb-xen-lvcopy so that it fails if you try to clone anything but ice3
Evan Broder [Sat, 31 May 2008 20:51:39 +0000 (16:51 -0400)] 
Change sipb-xen-lvcopy so that it fails if you try to clone anything but ice3

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=542

14 years agoIncrement version sipb-xen-guest-installer/1.2
Eric Price [Thu, 15 May 2008 22:47:31 +0000 (18:47 -0400)] 
Increment version

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=529

14 years agoWork around bug in Python subprocess for remctl
Eric Price [Thu, 15 May 2008 22:45:15 +0000 (18:45 -0400)] 
Work around bug in Python subprocess for remctl

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=528

14 years agoMore work on debootstrap-commands. Now can successfully create moo19 with execution.
Tao Ben Schardl [Tue, 13 May 2008 00:04:13 +0000 (20:04 -0400)] 
More work on debootstrap-commands. Now can successfully create moo19 with execution.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=527

14 years agoxen-create-image frobbing for deboostrap-commands
Tao Ben Schardl [Sun, 4 May 2008 07:52:53 +0000 (03:52 -0400)] 
xen-create-image frobbing for deboostrap-commands

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=496

14 years agoStarted modifying deboostrap-commands to use xen-create-image
Tao Ben Schardl [Sun, 4 May 2008 07:43:48 +0000 (03:43 -0400)] 
Started modifying deboostrap-commands to use xen-create-image

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=495

14 years agoEric's and my debootstrap work from the hackathon
Greg Price [Sun, 4 May 2008 00:53:31 +0000 (20:53 -0400)] 
Eric's and my debootstrap work from the hackathon

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=494

14 years agochangelogs sipb-xen-guest-installer/1.1
Greg Price [Thu, 1 May 2008 05:28:04 +0000 (01:28 -0400)] 
changelogs

Becoming a responsible debian-packaging developer
now that I've figured out and partially cleaned up
the mess that is sx-build-release.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=485

14 years agoupdate sx-make-iso to black-mesa's version
Greg Price [Thu, 1 May 2008 05:08:14 +0000 (01:08 -0400)] 
update sx-make-iso to black-mesa's version

The modtime on black-mesa of this new version is late October.

The script is overtaken by events anyway, but just keeping things clean.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=484

14 years agosipb-xen-losetup: a half-sane way to use losetup sipb-xen-guest-installer/1.0
Greg Price [Tue, 22 Apr 2008 20:15:57 +0000 (16:15 -0400)] 
sipb-xen-losetup: a half-sane way to use losetup

You should use this instead of plain losetup; everything that uses this
will at least not have races with other things using this.

If it's missing a feature (e.g. a losetup argument) you want,
it shouldn't be hard to add.

svn path=/trunk/packages/sipb-xen-guest-installer/; revision=449

14 years agoput the post-copy frobbing details in the image
Greg Price [Thu, 3 Apr 2008 06:22:54 +0000 (02:22 -0400)] 
put the post-copy frobbing details in the image

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14 years agotodo has moved to trac
Greg Price [Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:48:19 +0000 (04:48 -0400)] 
todo has moved to trac

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14 years agosome cleanups in copying autoinstaller
Greg Price [Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:02:48 +0000 (04:02 -0400)] 
some cleanups in copying autoinstaller

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14 years agocopying installer works now (maybe?)
Greg Price [Sun, 30 Mar 2008 06:49:43 +0000 (02:49 -0400)] 
copying installer works now (maybe?)

At least for the image 'ice3', which IIRC was created with
/usr/sbin/sipb-xen-make-iso.  It's an etch amd64 image.
It also had to have package nullmailer installed, replacing exim4.

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15 years agoPrototype fast installer using a special guest.
Greg Price [Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:10:10 +0000 (05:10 -0500)] 
Prototype fast installer using a special guest.

Rather than poke directly in the boot sector, partition table,
etc, which caused so much pain last week (r231), we just dd
the entire disk.  Then we poke at the bits that need to change
(like secrets, the hostname, the root password, the filesystem uuids).
Since this poking is distribution-dependent, we want it to be
supplied by the image, so to make that safe we run it in a VM.

The plan is
 1. source image is dd'd (in the host) to the target image
 2. special copying-installer image is booted, with access to target
    and to a small image containing its arguments
 3. copying-installer guest reads arguments, mounts target,
    runs a script with a well-known name in target, passing arguments.

Bits I haven't done yet include
 - frob grub config in the copying-installer image so it boots
   with init = the copying-installer script (doing this manually for testing)
 - install script into copying-installer, or into my example image,
   in a sane automated way (they're checked into partial/ here)
 - all the tasks the image's script ought to actually carry out
 - make this all available from remctl and the web pages.

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15 years agoprototype fast installer.
Greg Price [Sun, 4 Nov 2007 05:41:11 +0000 (01:41 -0400)] 
prototype fast installer.

To install a distribution on a new volume, we take an existing
installed volume produced with sipb-xen-make-iso, and
 1. copy GRUB's data with dd
 2. frob the partition table with sfdisk, if the disk size is different
 3. make the filesystem
 4. twiddle the hostname and root password and whatever else
 5. make the swap area
 6. boot!

In this prototype, steps 2 and 4 aren't implemented yet;
steps 1, 3, and 5 all use numbers that come from what the
sipb-xen-make-iso etch installer does rather than from
actually reading the partition table; and the whole thing
is just a program in /usr/sbin, not integrated into what
remctl / the web app invoke.

It all takes about thirty seconds (28.0s most recently),
excluding the boot.

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15 years agosimplify isolinux.cfg.
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Oct 2007 08:14:48 +0000 (04:14 -0400)] 
simplify isolinux.cfg.

Once we fix the problem of rebooting with the CD mounted again,
we can remove the prompt, so the user doesn't have to touch the console.
Until then, they need an opportunity to destroy/reboot-without-CD
after the installation finishes.

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15 years agopostinst script, nicer pathnames, and read password hash from a file
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Oct 2007 06:47:50 +0000 (02:47 -0400)] 
postinst script, nicer pathnames, and read password hash from a file

The postinst script has been tested by running it directly,
but I still haven't attempted actually building and installing
the package.

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15 years agoUse temp directory, use DHCP, and live in sane paths.
Greg Price [Sun, 28 Oct 2007 05:08:34 +0000 (01:08 -0400)] 
Use temp directory, use DHCP, and live in sane paths.

The partial/ tree is gone now.
Files are in files/; the installer's persistent data
will go in subtrees like /srv/guest-installer/etch/.

Also, it magically takes only 15 minutes now.

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15 years agoa system for building guest images on demand (partially implemented)
Greg Price [Tue, 16 Oct 2007 08:11:46 +0000 (04:11 -0400)] 
a system for building guest images on demand (partially implemented)

The plan, roughly, is
 1. we download an upstream install CD iso, mount it, copy out the contents;
 2. when a user wants a VM, the script makes a copy, applies a small static
    patch (mostly a preseed file for the installer), adds a few vm-dependent
    variables to the preseed, maybe makes some other changes here,
    then makes an iso from that;
 3. we boot a vm from the new iso, with the empty volume as /dev/hda,
    and let the installer run.

This checkin implements 2 and 3, when run in an appropriate testing
environment, but I haven't adapted it to the real environment yet.
Step 2 turns out to be surprisingly fast; much less than a second.
Step 3, unfortunately, is looking like 20 minutes, maybe 10 if we
work at tightening it.  We'll want to mitigate that somehow.

Code in the 'partial' directory is meant to be moved elsewhere
as it gets integrated.

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