[Libguestfs] Suggestions on building VM disks from scratch

Dale Amon amon at vnl.com
Thu Apr 5 19:10:59 UTC 2012

On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 09:09:03PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Unfortunately we found out today that Ubuntu 12.04's libguestfs
> package is largely broken.  For more information, see:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libguestfs/2012-April/msg00028.html
> There is no solution to the kernel bug that affects Ubuntu (only).

Is this what you are talking about?

root at kdev:/KdevArchive1/vmpool1# guestfish 

Welcome to guestfish, the libguestfs filesystem interactive shell for
editing virtual machine filesystems.

Type: 'help' for help on commands
      'man' to read the manual
      'quit' to quit the shell

><fs> sparse /KdevArchive1/vmpool1/Mourne.sda 30G
><fs> run
warning: Unable to get device geometry for /var/tmp/guestfs.7NJVau/root
febootstrap-supermin-helper: ext2: parent directory not found: /lib: File not found by ext2_lookup
libguestfs: error: external command failed, see earlier error messages


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