using mock like debootstrap

Phil Meyer pmeyer at
Tue Jul 29 19:04:59 UTC 2008

Christoph Höger wrote:
> Hi,
> for a deployment of virtual machines I need a complete root tree.
> To get it I use mock --init --root=fedora-9-i386 (or any other release)
> That works a little like debootstrap.
> But what do I need to get my machine _really_ working (I already
> installed yum, sshd and some tools)? 
> For example I am missing /etc/shadow and cannot use passwd to set up a
> root password.
> So is there some kind of base packages list?
> regards
> Christoph

I believe that this is what:

Diskless clients need the same base as VM clients, especially if you 
want to run a minimal install for each VM client.

Recently, my son worked on a completely automated VM install that 
customers can do over the web, with live status.  Pretty cool stuff, and 
he started here, with system-config-netboot.noarch.

Good luck!

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