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Current/"supported" Atomic ISO/Image etc

asked 2014-10-02 11:55:31 +0000

brightonbob gravatar image

Hi - I am new to Project Atomic and have some questions/comments:

I am trying to get the latest/"supported" version of Atomic - I think it is here: https://fedoraproject.org/en/get-prerelease#cloud . Is this the best source to use?

I couldn't find an ISO of the same vintage. Is there one?

This Fedora 21 Alpha Downloadable Cloud Image (raw or qcow2) appears to need a cloud-init service. I am trying to use the image using VirtualMachineManager on Fedora 21. I have found this article to provide a dummy cloud-init service: http://rwmj.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/creating-a-cloud-init-config-disk-for-non-cloud-boots/

Is this the best/recommended way? Is there an image I can use that doesn't require (dummy) cloud-init?

(When) do you plan to update the "Get Started" pages to reflect the updated images/ISOs etc?

Thanks BB

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answered 2014-10-03 16:34:44 +0000

Siosm gravatar image

updated 2014-10-03 16:35:13 +0000

I got a Fedora 21 Alpha Atomic image working using this cloud-init config:

$ cat atomic-1/meta-data
instance-id: iid-3
local-hostname: atomic-1
$ cat atomic-1/user-data
  - ssh-rsa ... user@fedora
$ virt-make-fs --type=msdos --label=cidata atomic-1 atomic-1.img

And then I added a virtio device using this image to the VM configuration instead of doing kernel and initrd extraction from the image as suggested by rwmj. The login is fedora, not root.

The one thing that bite me for a while was that if you make any changes to the user-data file, you must update the instance-id field for it to be taken into account (and re-run the virt-make-fs command too obviously).

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answered 2014-10-05 19:57:26 +0000

jzb gravatar image

Yes, the downloadable image requires cloud-init. We do plan to have bare metal, but it wasn't ready for the alpha release. We'll try to get the "Get Started" pages updated by the beta release.

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It might be good to point to the f-20 image until the docs are updated to reflect the cloud-init-based instructions. Is that possible, or is the f-20 image just too out of date? If that's not feasible, some kind of admonition saying "these docs will be updated soon" would be helpful at this point.

jwcampbell ( 2014-10-13 03:20:53 +0000 )edit

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