I have spent some time creating an image to OpenStack based on ArchLinux.
You can download my image following this link or just here Just "save as" somewhere -- the extension/type is QCOW2, or copy+paste the link on your image creation screen to let OpenStack grab the file for ya.
This is a very basic image, just to overcome the first barrier of having a method to create a working ArchLinux image. Now comes the task to make it communicate properly with the metadata system and fixing some details about re sizing.
I have built a scripted system to build this image and as soon as I make it clean and neat, I will make it available as well.
Other improved versions of this image should follow, I plan to keep adding versions and keep the old ones.
I hope you can load this image and have fun with it! If not, let me hear about it!
This is an AnrchLinux Image for Openstack Nova (2014-1.3-4.0.3) based on OEL 6 As it is, we have the following features:
- 3GB base partition EXT4
- DHCP enabled;
- SSHd enabled;
- Root user enabled on console with password = passowrd
- Fixed configuration to /dev/vda1 as root partition, if your openstack delivers a different name for the first partition, /usr/lib/initcpio/hooks/growfs must reflect the name of the device;
- Yaourt installed;
- cowsay + fortune;
- locale to en_US; - /etc/localtime set to Europe/Amsterdam
# rm -f /etc/localtime ; ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone/subzone /etc/localtime )
This explanatory file is located at: /etc/issue feel free to change it at any moment. Please change the root passord when first booted
Minimum root partition size selection must be 3GB