Category: open-source

Cloud-init support in LXD container images

cloud-init is a tool to help you customize cloud images. When you launch a cloud image, you can provide to it with your cloud-init instructions, and the cloud image will execute them. In that way, you can start with a generic cloud image, and as soon as it booted up, it will be configured to …

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Using the LXD Kali container image

If you have a look at the list of container images for LXD (repository images:), you will notice the recent addition of the Kali container images. These were added by Re4son (@kali.org). But Kali is a security distribution, does it make sense to create system containers with Kali? LXD offers system containers, which are similar …

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I am running Steam/Wine on Ubuntu 19.10 (no 32-bit on the host)

Update #1 (26 December 2019): There is a newer overall post that describes the different ways to run a GUI program in a LXD container. And there is a fresh and simpler post that replaces this one. Original post continues below… I like to take care of my desktop Linux and I do so by …

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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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