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#1 2013-01-16 04:09:40

manasij7479
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From: Kolkata@India
Registered: 2011-10-20
Posts: 29

[SOLVED]Using existing package cache to install in virtualbox.

I'd have preferred to do this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mo … al_machine
but I really do not need all that stuff in the vm.

So, I just need a way to install Arch the standard way into the vm, only without eating up bandwidth for downloading packages.
I have a rather large package cache that I regularly sync between two systems.
Is there a way to use those packages to perform the installation ?

(I'm rather inexperienced in managing virtual machines, so alternative ideas are welcome.
My final goal with this is to create a discardable environment to build, install and test random kernels (and especially modules, at first) and tools.)

Last edited by manasij7479 (2013-01-16 07:43:54)

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#2 2013-01-16 07:43:28

manasij7479
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From: Kolkata@India
Registered: 2011-10-20
Posts: 29

Re: [SOLVED]Using existing package cache to install in virtualbox.

I just copied them over via sftp.
Worked fine (other than some issues with the bridged networking) .

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