How to run LXD containers in WSL2

Microsoft announced in May that the new version of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2), will be running on the Linux kernel, itself running alongside the Windows kernel in Windows. In June, the first version of WSL2 has been made available as long as you update your Windows 10 installation to the Windows Insider …

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Running Steam in a LXD system container

You can run Steam directly on your desktop, but it tends to install all sorts of 32-bit packages. How can you restrict Steam and any games into a container so that it does not mess the rest of your desktop? A virtual machine would be overkill. In this post, we see how to do this …

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How to create a minimal container image for LXC/LXD with distrobuilder

In the previous post, we saw how to build distrobuilder, then use it to create a LXD container image for Ubuntu. We used one of the existing configuration files for an Ubuntu container image. In this post, we are going to see how to compose such YAML configuration files that describe how the container image …

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Using distrobuilder to create container images for LXC and LXD

With LXC and LXD you can run system containers, which are containers that behave like a full operating system (like a Virtual Machine does). There are already official container images for most Linux distributions. When you run lxc launch ubuntu:18.04 mycontainer, you are using the ubuntu: repository of container images to launch a container with …

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Benchmarking LXD on an AMD EPYC server at packet.net

This is the fourth post in the series. A closer look at AMD EPYC baremetal servers at packet.net Booting up the AMD EPYC baremetal server at packet.net Configuring LXD on the AMD EPYC baremetal server at packet.net Benchmarking LXD on an AMD EPYC server at packet.net (this post) There is a tool for benchmarking LXD, …

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Configuring LXD on an AMD EPYC server at packet.net

This is the third post in the series. A closer look at AMD EPYC baremetal servers at packet.net Booting up the AMD EPYC baremetal server at packet.net Configuring LXD on the AMD EPYC baremetal server at packet.net (this post) Benchmarking LXD on an AMD EPYC server at packet.net We have booted the AMD EPYC server …

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