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A very Happy Camper with DEBIAN WHEEZY and KVM

  1. #11

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

    Hi there

    In my previous post (in this thread) I made a BIG BO BO -- DEBIAN of course has a USER LOGIN -- what I meant is that it has no LOGIN as ROOT so you have to use SUDO (better) or SU commands

    After first boot add yourself to the SUDO group with SU first to get into ROOT mode (equivalent to Windows run in Elevated / administrative mode) and simply type ADDUSER Username sudo.

    Using SUDO gives decent root privileges (not 100% of them but enough) so you are less likely to break your system than by using SU. (I'm speaking from experience -- if SU if you make a mistake with the keyboard and say want to delete the entire system -- Bang it happens and that's that !!!!! -- so for new Linux users take care -- Windows it slightly harder to hose up from that point - although Windows is easily breakable in other ways.

    BTW the UNITY mode is quite nice if you want to just run WINDOWS programs from your Linux desktop after you've started the VM -- those people who like the old CLASSIC MENU might like running their WINDOWS VM in unity mode.

    Screenshots showing Menu in Unity mode and running EXCEL in unit mode and main KDE menu

    (In general I prefer running my VM's in Full screen but some people might like the convenience of Unity mode as they can then set their system up just to run specific Windows programs without needing to enter the whole VM).

    Sharing Windows files with Linux (both ways) is simple just use SAMBA - and for those who prefer a GUI use SWAT to configure -- open localhost at the relevant port -- it's in the docs -- I'm not doing ALL the work for you !!!.

    Windows VM's to other Windows whether VM or physical is no problem provided you enable BRIDGED networking on the VM's running on LINUX HOSTS -- NAT seems to screw up something with the name resolvers -- maybe it's just me but I couldn't get it to work until I enabled Bridged networking. Could be a VMware problem.

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    Last edited by jimbo45; 18 Dec 2013 at 05:48.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Hi jimbo, i also have wheezy debian, running both server 2012 and w 10 TR in KVM..
    for those that arent aware KVM means Kernal Virtual Machine. meaning that the hypervisor is built into the kernal.
    cant use the HYPER V though as there is already a hypervisor running.
    Cheers terry
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