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uml-install-suse




SYNOPSIS

       uml-install-suse [ options ]


DESCRIPTION

       uml-install-suse is a shell script which can setup a  root
       filesystem for you.  It needs a SuSE Linux install medium,
       i.e. the DVD or the install tree somewhere on the harddisk
       or reachable via NFS.  It requires SuSE 8.1 or newer.

       By default the script creates the two files "root.img" and
       "swap.img" in the current directory and installs SuSE with
       the  Minimal  package  selection into the root image. Most
       important command line switch  for  your  first  steps  is
       --media  <path>  to point the script to the install media.
       Anything else has sensible defaults which should work  as-
       is.

       The  /etc/fstab file in the root filesystem created by the
       script expects to have /dev/ubd0 as  root  filesystem  and
       /dev/ubd1  as swap device. Thus you should boot the system
       this way:

       $ linux ubd0=root.img ubd1=swap.img [other options]


OPTIONS

       --help print  a  short  summary,  list  the  command  line
              options and also the default values for the various
              options.

       --list-selections
              list available software selections.

       --root-file <file>
              file for root filesystem.  This  can  be  either  a
              regular  file  (which will be created if it doesn't
              exist) or a block device here.

       --root-fs <type>
              root filesystem type.  Default is ext2, the  script
              knows how to handle ext2, ext3, reiserfs and xfs.

       --root-size <size>
              rootfs size in megabytes

       --swap-file <file>
              swapfile

       --swap-size <size>
              swapfile size

       --dest <dir>

              uml-install-suse --selections "Minimal Kde-Desktop"

       --languages <list>
              which languages  to  install.   That  usually  just
              installs  the  packages with the translations where
              they are separate (kde and yast2 for example).  For
              some languages it also installs additional language
              support stuff like  fonts  and  input  servers  for
              kanji.

       --extra-rpms <list>
              which  extra  rpms to install.  You can also prefix
              packages with a dash  to  not  install  them.   For
              example you can install sendmail instead of postfix
              this way:

              uml-install-suse --extra-rpms "-postfix sendmail"

       --hostname <name>
              set hostname

       --copy-etc <dir>
              copy config files from <dir> into the  /etc  direc­
              tory.  You can use that to reduce the configuration
              work for your virtual  machines  by  setting  up  a
              directory    with   adapted   config   files.    An
              resolv.conf file with the correct name  server  for
              example, or some /etc/sysconfig files.

       --services <list>
              enable services (i.e. /etc/init.d start scripts).


SEE ALSO

       uml_mconsole(1), uml_switch(1)
       http://user-mode-linux.sourceforge.net/


AUTHOR

       Gerd Knorr <kraxel@suse.de>

                       (c) 2003 Gerd Knorr    uml-install-suse(1)

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