Ubuntu desktop images for container

Trying to create a ubuntu focal desktop container I found in the list of http://images.linuxcontainers.org/ but unfortunately it throws me a “The requested image couldn’t be found”

Creating the VM stays stuck on Retrieving image: Unpack: 100% (969.01MB/s) for 3 minutes but eventually comes up & running

Thats a bummer about the container tho, website says it’s available. :slight_smile:

root @ epyc # lxc launch images:ubuntu/focal/desktop focaldesktopct
Creating focaldesktopct
Error: Failed instance creation: Failed getting remote image info: Failed getting image: The requested image couldn't be found

root @ epyc # lxc launch images:ubuntu/focal/desktop focaldesktopvm --vm
Creating focaldesktopvm
Retrieving image: Unpack: 100% (969.01MB/s)

edit: Same goes for the Jammy images. VM exists container does not

Those don’t exist as desktop environments generally expect there to be a usable graphics card which isn’t the case in containers.

There are very niche corner cases where some desktop packages in a container do make sense, but that tends to require a rather oddly configured container for things to work and so doesn’t warrant the significant build time and space usage of having those images up.

I figured! Then can I request you change the website to state NO instead of YES in the container column for the desktop images? :slight_smile:

Ah yeah, I think that table doesn’t know it’s possible to have an image that’s VM-only :slight_smile:

I’ve now fixed the script to generate the correct index.
It’s live on the master server and will replicate in the next hour or so.

Thank you!