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Welcome to the KIWI Portal edit
The openSUSE KIWI Image System provides a complete operating system image solution for Linux supported hardware platforms as well as for virtualisation systems like Xen, Qemu or VMware
With KIWI you can
- Create a tuned server appliance, containing your application and just enough operating system components
- Spin a live CD or DVD with just the packages and software you need
- Create a ready-to-run VMware virtual appliance
- Create a live USB key and carry your Linux system with you wherever you go
- Build a hard disk image for preloading onto hardware
- Build a new openSUSE project like openSUSE Medical
- and much more ...
The easy recipes provided below allow you to copy & paste the commands to a terminal in an effort to help you to get started quickly with KIWI
Random question and answers edit
Q:How can I influence the state of services using chkconfig?
You can call chkconfig from within the config.sh script in your image descriptions.
The config.sh script is called in a chroot environment in the unpacked image. Distribution specific functions are prefixed accordingly, for example "suseInsertService".
Consult the man pages for a list of functions available in the config.sh script ("man KIWI::config.sh")
Things to do edit
If you would like requesting enhancements, reporting bugs or submitting patches, then please visit http://bugzilla.novell.com and enter the following data
- Classification: All
- Product: openSUSE.org
- Component: System Imaging
- Summary : "kiwi: <summarize your report here>"
and your description.
Please also look at http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Submitting_bug_reports for details about submitting bugs.
Here a convenient URL to file a new KIWI bug (with the settings above)
All of KIWI edit
Related Points to be noted
Projects using KIWI
- SUSE Studio uses KIWI as backend. It provides a web interface for creating custom Linux, fast and easy, in your browser.
- The Open Build Service
- LTSP5 on openSUSE LTSP
- SUSE Linux Point of Service uses KIWI together with the YaST-based Image Creator frontend to build OS images for Point of Service terminals.
- YaST module providing GUI for KIWI is called Image Creator.
Products built with KIWI
- IBM Smart Analytics System 5710 uses KIWI to produce an automated deployment toolkit to provide faster time-to-value for partners and clients.
Other places where KIWI has been used
- Beineri: KDE Four Live
- duncanmv: Helping create a test environment for Linux
- dl9pf: openSUSE buildservice VMware image
- Kolab on openSUSE SDB:Kolab
- LimeJeos on openSUSE LimeJeos. A Linux minimal edition just enough operating system for building software appliances on top of openSUSE.
- cgoncalves: openSUSE 11.0 KDE3 LiveCDs
- Dell Blog: Dell TechCenter Blogs
In the news edit