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flyingeagles
14-Sep-2016, 22:36
Hello

I am trying to create an .iso Image to use that would be somewhat
similar to the release version of OpenSuse Leap, just with a few
different application installed. Is there a Kiwi template released of
the versions of OpenSuse that i could initially start with, so i do not
have to recreate it from nothing basically?
Or is there a way to make a KiWi configuration file based on a currently
running system?

In either case i could import the file into SuseStudio then

Thanks


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tsu2
16-Sep-2016, 15:36
A Kiwi template might be called an "already running system."
When the template is copied byte by byte on to a partition somewhere and
executed however, it "just runs," no installation needed.
That is why templates are platform/hardware specific.

The ISO we normally think of is an installation source,
something that is used to build a system.

Does that help you to move forward?
It might require a different way of deploying, imaging vs building both
can work.

TSU


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flyingeagles
17-Sep-2016, 04:06
What I am trying todo is create a ISO live disk to use on computers (but
not install). I could simply do this through SUSE studio, but In an
effort to same time (since you can only add 200 packages at once). I am
looking for a kiwi file that I could import that would already have all
the application packages included in a normal install of Open Suse leap,
and then I can just add to the list the extra packages I am looking for.

I have tried to find a appliance in the gallery that is as complete as
the normal release media, but none are close that I could start from.


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tsu2
17-Sep-2016, 14:56
flyingeagles;2792825 Wrote:
> What I am trying todo is create a ISO live disk to use on computers (but
> not install). I could simply do this through SUSE studio, but In an
> effort to same time (since you can only add 200 packages at once). I am
> looking for a kiwi file that I could import that would already have all
> the application packages included in a normal install of Open Suse leap,
> and then I can just add to the list the extra packages I am looking for.
>
> I have tried to find a appliance in the gallery that is as complete as
> the normal release media, but none are close that I could start from.

Start with the Kiwi template that best describes what you want
initially.
IIRC the reason why I suggested Kiwi was because of its 13.1 JeOS
images.
Use Kiwi to add any additional packages you wish.
Mount the image however you wish, and there are many possibilities... in
a chroot, in a virtualization machine, copy the image to storage in a
mobile device, etc.

Kiwi is a tool to build a custom version of whatever you want (just as
SUSE Studio is). The Gallery is the product of others.

BTW - Out of curiosity, If you're interested in what is in the I looked
at the 13.1 JeOS template, I took a look at the spec file which is
posted in the Github project recently, it describes the patterns
installed to make the JeOS. So, this probably isn't comparable to the
work done to create recent JeOS (at least for 42.1, doubt the same was
done for 13.1).
http://tinyurl.com/z4ltjfy

TSU


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flyingeagles
19-Sep-2016, 17:16
Ok, thats what I have been doing for now, I was just hoping to find one
that wasn't quite as empty to start with.
And i was only saying susestudio because i know its supposed to just be
the same as kiwi on the backend


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