Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – On Maverick Meerkat.

V2.0 of Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – UEC edition is out. The book can be downloaded from the following link.

Bundling Linux image in UEC-Maverick Meerkat(10.10) and Eucalyptus version 2.0

Creating the disk image

The following command creates the image of the virtual harddrive that KVM

$ kvm-img create -f raw image.img 5G

The option “qcow2” doesn’t work on UEC-Maverick Meerkat and Eucalyptus 2.0 installations. Hence it is important to create the KVM image in raw format, as eucalyptus starts the instance in raw option. If the image is created using qcow2 format,then while running the instance the console log of the instance gives an error saying “ALERT! /dev/sda1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!”

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