Clear Linux Guest Virt Manager
- download, convert, and resize the provided kvm-legacy image
- create a virtual machine and launch it from
But it’s not immediately clear from the instructions if you can use
because they recommend their script which runs
Which is fine, but maybe you find it easier to customize the options using the
virt-manager gui interface.
Assuming you have
kvm set up with
virt-manager, you can:
- download the clear-*-legacy-kvm.img.xz
- verify the checksum
- extract it
mv clear-*-legacy-kvm.img.xz /var/lib/libvirt/images/
- create a virtual machine in
virt-managerusing the image
There is not an os template for Clear Linux, but Fedora29 works fine for me.
As a bonus,
virsh console is configured and ready to go.
Convert Raw -> Qcow2 and Resize
The image has a gpt partition table. I am not sure if that is the reason why,
fdisk does not seem to work for resizing the partition. However,
parted works fine.
The image download is an 8gb sparse raw image. You may wish to convert that to qcow2 and and resize before creating the virtual machine. Here is how to do that.
- convert the sparse raw image to qcow2
qemu-img convert -f raw -O qcow2 clear*.img clear.qcow2
- resize the image to taste
qemu-img resize clear.qcow2 20G
- create the virtual machine in
- boot the virtual machine:
virsh start clearvm
- log in:
virsh console clearvm
- install a bundle which contains
swupd bundle-add clr-installer
/partition and file system with
parted /dev/vda resizepart > Fix/Ignore? Fix > Partition number? 1 > End? [8590MB]? 100% > size2fs /dev/vda1