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Quick guide on how to create a lightweight systemd container for Arch Linux, using systemd-nspawn and pacstrap, in under 1 minute!


pacman -S arch-install-scripts
mkdir /srv/subarch
pacstrap -c -d /srv/subarch base
systemd-nspawn -bD /srv/subarch

You also need to add "audit=0" to the kernel parameters, as compatibility with the kernel auditing subsystem is currently broken. For more details, see the systemd-nspawn's man page.

And that's it! Log in as "root" with no password.

You can remove the kernel to save space within the container. DO NOT RUN THIS ON THE HOST!

pacman -Rsn linux

Once you're done with the container just shut it down with systemctl stop machine-subarch.scope. (replace "subarch" with the name of yout container)

Warning: "poweroff" within the container should also work, although it actually powers off the physical server.

See also