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Archive for December 17th, 2009

Hyper-V and Linux

Posted by essjae on December 17, 2009

Yes, you can run Linux distros on Hyper-V, including more than the 4 supported

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 1 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.2 and 5.3 (x86 Edition or x64 Edition) (Emulated devices only)
  • Check out Matthew Mattoon’s blog: http://blog.allanglesit.com/ He’s done a lot of hard work on the Hyper-V ICs and “unsupported” Linux distros

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    WinVPC and Floppy disk images

    Posted by essjae on December 17, 2009

    While there’s no exposed floppy disk image support in WinVPC, it is still there.  While this info is a little old you can get the scripts you need here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/arun/archive/2009/08/12/windows-virtual-pc-floppy-support.aspx

    and more info here:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprovirt/thread/62f8eaf1-23f9-497e-a431-f4a1ad643d38

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