Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ubuntu JeOS: Its the thought that counts

You'd think JeOS wou actually work on Ubuntu and VMWare Server.

"Canonical has produced a robust virtualised OS core in the Ubuntu JeOS Edition that is optimized for virtual appliances," said Dan Chu, vice president of emerging products and markets at VMware. "Virtual Appliances are fundamentally changing how software is developed and deployed, with ISVs now including a thin and highly optimized OS along with their application in a ready-to-run virtual machine. We are excited that Canonical is providing Ubuntu JeOS for vendors interested in building VMware virtual appliances."

But you'd be wrong.

It took three times to get it to install.

And then 3 more times to get a prompt. Oh yeah, notice the (initramfs)

Use Ubuntu Server or a Debian Etch Network Install Boot CD id you want a small distro for appliances.

That actually works.

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