Building ThinCrust with Appliance Creator
You can build the AOS or a custom appliances using the Appliance Creator Tools and a kickstart file. The "appliance-creator" is included in the appliance-tools package and builds pre-installed, multi-partitioned, disk images with grub installed on the first partition of the first disk similar to a real disk.
To build a thincrust appliance image using the appliance creator you will need to install the appliance-tools package and a couple general virt tools to run virtual appliances on your Fedora box. It is recommended to be running F-10 however this should also work with F-9 or Rawhide. You may also wish to install the spin-kickstarts rpm which includes example kickstart files, including the AOS.
- Install all prerequisite virt tools using yum: *note to use kvm you must be running a full virt box
# yum install qemu kvm libvirt libvirt-python python-virtinst virt-manager virt-viewer
- Install the latest versions of spin-kickstarts, which contains the AOS definition.
# yum install spin-kickstarts
- Install the latest versions of appliance-tools,
# yum install appliance-tools
- Build the appliance, with the example kickstart file provided.
# appliance-creator -n thincrust --config /usr/share/spin-kickstarts/fedora-aos.ks
- Launch the image using libvirt
# virt-image thincrust.xml
- Use "virsh list" to see if its running and get the IDNUM
# virsh list
- Connect to appliance and log in with root/thincrust and verify its running:
# virt-viewer IDNUM
Building Thincrust From Source
To check out and build from source, the code is available here: here