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Ubuntu lx-brand Image Builder

This is a collection of scripts used for creating an lx-brand Ubuntu image.


In order to use these scripts you'll need:

  • Ubuntu (or Debian) running in a VM or bare metal (required for the install script)
  • debootstrap: apt-get install -y debootstrap
  • git: apt-get install -y git
  • A SmartOS (or SDC headnode) install (required for the create-lx-image script)

Note*: The build scripts currently assume you are running under a KVM ubuntu-certified instance that has a secondary disk mounted to /mnt. The scripts have not been tested on an lx-brand instance.


  1. Run ./install -d <chroot> -m <mirror> -i <image name> -p <proper name> -u <image docs> under Ubuntu to install Ubuntu 14.04 in a given directory. This will create a tarball of the installation in your working directory (named <image name>-<YYMMDD>.tar.gz). See ./install -h for detailed usage.
  2. Copy the tarball to a SmartOS machine or SDC headnode and run ./create-lx-image -t <TARBALL> -i <IMAGE_NAME> -d <DESC> -u <DOCS> (substituting the name of your tar file). This will create the image file and manifest. See /create-lx-image -h for detailed usage.
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