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    Default Kiwi Template of running system

    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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    Default Re: Kiwi Template of running system

    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.

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    Default Re: Kiwi Template of running system

    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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    Default Re: Kiwi Template of running system

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingeagles View Post
    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).
    https://github.com/openSUSE/kiwi/blo...eOS/config.xml

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    Default Re: Kiwi Template of running system

    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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