- download, convert, and resize the provided kvm-legacy image
- create a virtual machine and launch it from
The Clear Linux website has instructions for installing as a guest in kvm.
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, but
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
- resize the image to taste
- create the virtual machine
- boot the virtual machine
- log in
- install a bundle which contains
- expand “/” partition and file system with
qemu-img convert -f raw -O qcow2 clear*.img clear.qcow2
qemu-img resize clear.qcow2 20G
- create the virtual machine in
virsh start clearvm
virsh console clearvm
swupd bundle-add clr-installer
parted /dev/vda resizepart
Partition number? 1
End? [8590MB]? 100%