What I've been trying to do was install the Tiny/Micro Core .iso files as a .qcow2 qemu file, so that users could just load the qemu files as a VM within GNS3. The GNS3 devs remastered older TC/MC images as a .qcow2 file, and they can boot within 5 seconds. When I try to use the latest TC/MC .iso files, and use the "remaster" or install to hdd command to create a .qcow2 image, they take about 5 minutes to load during boot, when added to a topology.
The reason I want to do this, is because TC/MC are far more useful than those dumb VPCS images, and it would be great if I could get the updated "remasted" Core images to load equally quickly. Sure, I can open up the pre-existing Core images outside GNS3 in Qemu, and add extensions, to make them even more useful, since the VPCS appliances are only useful for pinging and ARP, but I'd like to create a .qcow2 appliance that already has the latest Core code, and contains as many useful extensions as possible.
Sorry if I was unclear about this before.