Re: OVF (VMware) Template in progress

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I started messing with 3.0.0 yesterday, and found that the installation manager did create a self-contained no-CD disk for me, but it still is a read-only “Live CD” contained in a CDFS (or UDF?) partition on the resulting disk.

This isn’t the Linux I expected, as I was hoping for something I could do a straight-forward VMware Tools installation to, but it does allow for some interesting possibilities because I can put the tools into a database profile. There could be separate profiles for VMware, for Hyper-V, for VirtualBox and so on, all without corrupting the initial installation.

This also makes me wonder if VMware Tools could some day be repackaged into a downloadable package available from the Zeroshell package manager. In the meantime, I’ll try following the tools installation instructions that worked on ZS 1.6.