Updated Fedora ARM qemu images?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Thu Mar 22 23:11:21 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 02:02:26PM -0600, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> On 03/22/2012 01:30 PM, Brendan Conoboy wrote:
> >On 03/22/2012 11:10 AM, Orion Poplawski wrote:
> >>I started looking at:
> >>
> >>http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/HowToQemu
> >>
> >>VM starts okay in F16 with setsebool -P virt_use_execmem=on
> >>
> >>But the image is a Fedora 12 system. Any updated images out there?
> >
> >You should be able to use the F17 alpha 1 image. The pointer is it:
> >
> >http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM
> >
> >We'll have the document updated for this soon. I've set reply-to to the arm
> >list since the responsible parties are all there.
> >
> Sorry, still very green with vm wrangling.  How do I take the rootfs
> tarball and make a qemu image I can use with libvirt?

I've not actually tried it for this situation, but virt-make-fs can
turn a tarball into a disk image.


Probably something like this:

  virt-make-fs -s 1G -t ext3 -F raw --partition=mbr rootfs.tar disk.img


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