[arch-general] systemd-nspawn : centOS container

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 11:52:10 UTC 2015

On 31-01-2015 08:01, arnaud gaboury wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 5:47 AM, Shridhar Daithankar
> <ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> wrote:
>> On Friday 30 Jan 2015 7:12:18 PM arnaud gaboury wrote:
>>> I have happily used a second Arch as a container booted with systemd-nspawn.
>>> I would like now install a CentOS container, but I am not sure how to
>>> proceed the install. What is the correct way ?
>>> - first install minimal CentOS from an iso in a dedicated partition
>>> (in my case it will be a ssd), then mount the ssd filesystem in
>>> /var/lib/container/MyCentOS ?
>>> - mount the iso file with systemd-nspawn --image=/path/to/CentOS.iso,
>>> boot my container and then install CentOS .
>> I haven't tried it myself but you could use a pre-built image like this
>> http://images.linuxcontainers.org/images/centos/7/amd64/default/20150131_02:16/
>> Bonus point, it can run an lxc container as well.
> Thank you for the link, but i doesn't really answer my question with
> systemd-nspwan.
> Btw, I deicded to go Fedora and installed this way:

>From reading the man page I suspect you would have to install a minimal
image with qemu and then use that with --image, or install a minimal
image with qemu, extract the files and use it as you have been using
your second arch.

This is something worth looking at, I'm not sure something like centos 4
would work with systemd-nspawn but would be nice to be able to (easily)
setup a container with that in case of need (reason: compatibility with
some older proprietary program).

> # yum -y --releasever=21 --nogpg --installroot=/srv/mycontainer
> --disablerepo='*' --enablerepo=fedora install systemd passwd yum
> fedora-release-server vim-minimal

Mauro Santos

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