The Fedora Appliance tools
                  Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com>
                      David Huff <dhuff@redhat.com>

                    Last updated: July 30 2009 (v0.1)


Tools for generating appliance images on Fedora based systems including
derived distributions such as RHEL, CentOS and others. See more info on the project at

http://thincrust.net for more details.

for more details. Discussion of  this project takes places at the
thincrust-devel@redhat.com mailing list

http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/thincrust-devel

This project and it's source files is licensed under the GPLv2
license. See the file COPYING for details.


1. APPLIANCE CREATOR DESIGN GOALS

This is a first cut the Appliance Creation Tool (ACT) a tool to create
Appliance Images from a kickstart file. This tool uses the liveCD
creator API as well as patches to the LIVECD API originally written by Daniel P. Berrange <berrange@redhat.com> to create a multi partitioned disk image. This Disk image can then be booted in a virtual container such as XEN, KVM, and VMWARE.


2. CREATING AN APPLIANCE IMAGE

To create an appliance image, the applinace-creator tool is used. Super user privileges are needed. The tool is more or less self-documenting, use
the --help option to see options.

Build the applinace, this used the example kickstart file included inthe rpm others are available in the spin KickstartPool
# appliance-creator -n ThinCrust --config /usr/share/doc/appliance-tools-%{version}/aos-rawhide.ks

Run using libvirt (requires libvirt virt-manager libvirt-python python-virtinst)
# virt-image ThinCrust.xml