Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Hyper-V Released

Get them while they’re hot!  Download here: Linux Integration Services v2.1 for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2.  This version of the integration services for Hyper-V supports Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 5.5. When installed in a supported…

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Linux on Hyper-V

As you have probably seen on every blog under the sun, Hyper-V has released. Rather than rehash the announcement, I thought I would try something fun.  How hard is it to get various Linux distributions up and running in Hyper-V? The official list of supported operating systems on Hyper-V is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-supported-guest-os.aspx.  While there…

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Installing Fedora 9 (Sulphur) in Virtual PC 2007

Fedora 9 was released last week, which you can download here: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html.  What’s new?  Highlights from the release notes include: GNOME 2.22. GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called Cheese, improved network filesystem support, a new international clock applet, Google Calendar support and custom email labels in Evolution, a new Remote…

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Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron in Virtual PC 2007

A picture is worth a thousand words… "An unrecoverable processor error has been encountered.  The virtual machine will reset now." It looks like Ubuntu isn’t the only one with this problem… Fedora 9 releases tomorrow and according to this post, it has the same error in Virtual PC.  Whatever happened to Linus’ Law? (given enough…

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Installing OpenSUSE 11 in Virtual PC

It’s that time again!  Wife’s away, and I’m installing Linux distros for fun.  :)  Feel free to click on any of the images below to see them at full size. Our friends at Novell recently released the second beta of OpenSuse 11 (although all the screenshots in this post are from Beta 1.  It took…

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Authenticate Linux/Unix to Active Directory

If you need guidance on a Microsoft technology, we probably have a Solution Accelerator for that!  Today’s guide is brought to you by the letter “authentication”. Now… If you operate in a heterogeneous environment, you may one day be tasked with making your Linux boxes talk to Active Directory.  The Windows Security and Directory Services…

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Windows Server Compare

I see that Keith has some pretty sweet webcasts coming up for all those of you that live in a heterogeneous world.  This is all part of the Windows Server Compare series of screencasts and webcasts that are coming out. TechNet Webcast: Windows Compare (Part 1 of 6): Reliability in Windows and Linux (Level 200)…

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Fedora 8 (werewolf) on Virtual PC 2007

My "Running Linux in Virtual PC" posts seem to be some of my more popular reading, so let’s have a go at the recently released Fedora 8 (It’s no longer Fedora Core). As with most distributions, if you try to install it right off the ISO, you will rapidly hit the "screwed up graphics".  Virtual…

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New Virtual Machine Additions for Linux

Now with support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10! I see that version 2.0 of the VM Additions for Linux have been uploaded, and you can now get them directly from the MS Download site instead of Connect.  While they are designed for Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, they should probably work in Virtual PC. …

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) in Virtual PC

A new release of Ubuntu has just come out, so let’s put it through the paces in Virtual PC 2007! First of all, the old install problems (chronicled here) still exist.  The Ubuntu installer boots up into 24-bit color, which is not supported by Virtual PC.  If you start with the Start Ubuntu in safe…

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