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Include non-virtualization bzroot

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For those who will never run Xen or KVM there is no need to include hundreds of MB's of unneeded tools in root file system.

 

Therefore include in the release both a 'bzroot-vm' and a 'bzroot' with appropriate changes to syslinux config file.

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Yes please.  As one who runs unRAID as a guest on VMware ESXi, I don't foresee adding another VM layer on my unRAID guest OS.

 

John

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@limetech, Is there perhaps a means of treating the Xen/KVM items as an auxilary bzroot so everyone could be using the same barebones bzroot? Then if xen and if the xenzroot exist it gets augmented into it. Likewise with KVM items. Do those hundreds of MBs of uneeded tools have to be there before full boot up? If not, then could they simply be a plugin?

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@limetech, Is there perhaps a means of treating the Xen/KVM items as an auxilary bzroot so everyone could be using the same barebones bzroot? Then if xen and if the xenzroot exist it gets augmented into it. Likewise with KVM items. Do those hundreds of MBs of uneeded tools have to be there before full boot up? If not, then could they simply be a plugin?

That is our plan, yes. The kernel will be the same for all boot modes, but we will have two "bzroot" files:  one with and one without all the extra VM tools. Both will include docker. Make sense?

 

The net diff between the vm and non vm mode will be vm tools.

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