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