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I already have a natty-desktop-amd64.iso downloaded and on my system. How can I tell vmbuilder to use it?

vmbuilder seems to be using wget to download debs itself. is there a way to get it to use debs out of an iso? maybe a loopback mounted iso?

update: I'm running natty.

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When you run vmbuilder <hypervisor> ubuntu --help it output an help page in which I read

--iso=PATH          Use an iso image as the source for installation of file. Full path to the iso must be provided. If --mirror is also provided, it
                    will be used in the final sources.list of the vm.  This requires suite and kernel parameter to match what is available on the iso,

I'm not tried it, though.

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This is not in the man page, nor is it in my vmbuilder --help output. Perhaps you are running on oneric and this option was added since natty? – Jay _silly_evarlast_ Wren Aug 9 '11 at 13:14
@Jay silly_evarlast Wren: i'm using natty, and i write down the (almost) exact command in my answer: you only need to substitute <hypervisor> with a real value, one of xen kvm vmw6 vmserver – enzotib Aug 9 '11 at 13:24
To clarify, note that vmbuilder --help does not include the --iso option, while vmbuilder kvm ubuntu --help does. – akaihola Oct 31 '11 at 9:27

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