Commit d80e3770 authored by Kristian Klausen's avatar Kristian Klausen 🎉
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Drop calling the cloud image "qcow2 image"

parent 4744b5e6
......@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ shfmt:
- export $(< build.env)
- ./
- echo "image_size_megabytes{image=\"qcow2\"} $(du -m output/*cloudimg*qcow2)" > metrics.txt
- echo "image_size_megabytes{image=\"cloudimg\"} $(du -m output/*cloudimg*qcow2)" > metrics.txt
- echo "image_size_megabytes{image=\"libvirt\"} $(du -m output/*libvirt*box)" >> metrics.txt
- echo "image_size_megabytes{image=\"virtualbox\"} $(du -m output/*virtualbox*box)" >> metrics.txt
......@@ -11,8 +11,11 @@ Arch-boxes provides automated builds of the Arch Linux releases for different pr
### Vagrant
If you're a vagrant user, you can just go to [**our Vagrant Cloud page**]( and follow the instructions there.
### Plain qcow2 image
If you want to use the plain qcow2 image with `qemu` or other hypervisors, you can use the [**nightly qcow2 images**]( we provide.
### Cloud image
If you want to run Arch Linux in the cloud, you can use our cloud-image, which is preconfigured to work in most cloud environments. It is built daily and can be downloaded [here]( (`Arch-Linux-x86_64-cloudimg-xxxxxxxx.xxxx.qcow2`).
The default user is `arch`.
Be advised, however, that our automatic builds are cleaned up after a few days so you can't hard-code a specific image version anywhere.
You can use this snippet to always get the most recent image and check its integrity (you need to install `hq` for this):
......@@ -43,7 +46,7 @@ We have CI in place to build all images even for merge requests.
Releases are done automatically via [GitLab CI schedule](
No manual intervention is required or desired.
## Checking cloud-init support in our qcow2 images:
## Checking cloud-init support in our cloud image:
$ packer build -only=cloud -except=sign config.json
$ cp Arch-Linux-cloudimg-2020-02-24.qcow2 disk.qcow2
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