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Hyper-V – Create Linux Virtual Machine in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
    Still no luck with 8.1. So I ditched Hyper-V in favour of VMwarePlayer. Simpler and much more intuitive. I got a networked SUSE box up and running without any need consult diocumentation or go to Google for hints and gotchas. Mystery to me why anybody would use Hyper-V for this. Once again Microsoft shoots itself in the foot.
    Well Hyper-V is specifically designed for corporate use, while VMWare Player is more of a personal use. No wonder it's not as intuitive and simple as VMP, because it was designed for different market.

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  2. #11


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Well Hyper-V is specifically designed for corporate use, while VMWare Player is more of a personal use. No wonder it's not as intuitive and simple as VMP, because it was designed for different market.
    Yes Mr. Showdown. That's why my original preference was for Hyper-V. But as it can't survive an upgrade of the OS by a minor release I'll use the "personal" solution that does work. Anybodyactually got an answer as to why this thread's method for setting up a SUSE VM doesn't work for 8.1 ?
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  3. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Well Hyper-V is specifically designed for corporate use, while VMWare Player is more of a personal use. No wonder it's not as intuitive and simple as VMP, because it was designed for different market.
    Yes Mr. Showdown. That's why my original preference was for Hyper-V. But as it can't survive an upgrade of the OS by a minor release I'll use the "personal" solution that does work. Anybodyactually got an answer as to why this thread's method for setting up a SUSE VM doesn't work for 8.1 ?
    Oh so the VM no longer works after 8.1 upgrade?
    Might be a bug/patch from the 8.1 itself.
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  4. #13


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Tried again with HYPER-V and OPENSUSE 13.1 -- No joy - the Network fiddling around for me just wasn't worth the candle -- especially VMware works straight out of the box just fine and for a home user the VMware product is more than adequate - especially since I have the commercial VMware Workstation product (got from Work under a corporate License).

    I now actually run the thing the other way around OPENSUSE 13.1 HOST with Windows machines as VM's - no probs whatsoever even on a laptop.

    I think HYPER-V is a nice idea but IMO probably a bit over the top for Individual usage. Maybe there's advantages at a corporate level to using it - but for me the VM's I run all work just fine and I haven't had any specific hardware issues using VMWARE.

    For people who DON'T have the luxury of having VMWARE Workstation available from their work and don't want to pay for it VMWARE PLAYER is FREE and works very well too both on Windows and Linux Hosts..

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #14


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Size:  18.8 KBThanks for the tutorial. I am stuck on Legacy Network adapter. In add hardware there is no option for Legacy Network adapter. My Suse VM is stuck on booting although Enable Secure Boot is disable. Please help me.
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  6. #15


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Zargham110 View Post
    Thanks for the tutorial. I am stuck on Legacy Network adapter. In add hardware there is no option for Legacy Network adapter. My Suse VM is stuck on booting although Enable Secure Boot is disable. Please help me.
    You cannot use legacy adapters (they are not available) on Generation 2 virtual machines. In any case SUSE and CentOS Linux distros are supported by Hyper-V and do not need legacy adapter.

    If you cannot install SUSE on Generation 2 vm, delete the vm and recreate it selecting Generation 1.
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  7. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zargham110 View Post
    Thanks for the tutorial. I am stuck on Legacy Network adapter. In add hardware there is no option for Legacy Network adapter. My Suse VM is stuck on booting although Enable Secure Boot is disable. Please help me.
    You cannot use legacy adapters (they are not available) on Generation 2 virtual machines. In any case SUSE and CentOS Linux distros are supported by Hyper-V and do not need legacy adapter.

    If you cannot install SUSE on Generation 2 vm, delete the vm and recreate it selecting Generation 1.

    Thanks Kari, i sorted out the same issue yesterday and it was successful. Thanks for the reply
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  8. #17


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Good to know you got it resolved
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  9. #18


    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro, Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Also changing the resolution seems to be extremely tricky, following this tutorial you can set OpenSUSE display resolution freely during the installation procedure but it cannot be changed later on. For Ubuntu I have only managed 800 * 600 resolution.
    Kari, the resolution problem is solved, at the least for Ubuntu. Took me a while to find how, but you can run it with up to 1920x1080 in Hyper-V.

    Here's the how to :
    Changing Ubuntu Screen Resolution in a Hyper-V VM | Ben Armstrong’s Virtualization Blog

    I can live without Sound, but not without reasonable resolution of my vms..

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