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Two-stage Qemu builds with Packer

In the Building Ubuntu 20.04 qemu images with Packer blog post we briefly touched on the topic of two-stage builds with Packer to save time when working on the provisioning scripts. In that article the setup was ad hoc and was based on having two separate Packerfiles (*.pkr.hcl). It is, however, possible to have a […]

Building Ubuntu 20.04 qemu images with Packer

Introduction We use Packer a lot, but I had not so far generated any Qemu images with it. This was a fun project because it allowed (or forced) me to learn autoinstall, Ubuntu's cloud-init style installation automation, which by the way easier to work with than Debian-style preseeds. For more information on preseeding for pre-20.04 […]