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Installing fedora on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

asked 2013-11-28 05:01:18 -0600

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updated 2014-09-28 18:02:47 -0600

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I've successfully (at last) installed Fedora 19 on a Hyper-V server (Windows 2008 R2).

Note: Do NOT select the checkbox: "Migrate to a physical computer with a different processor version" This set our Hyper-V server on a reboot loop, I had to pull the data partitions and set all hyperv services to manual start to resolve.

I've found some info on setting up the Hyper-V integration, which would be pretty neat, time-sync, mouse integration, heartbeat, blah... But, nothing in the fedora forums about it.

Does anyone have any experience with running HyperV and Fedora? The packages M$ provide support RHEL 5.7, 5.8, 6.012, 6.3 only and fail dependencies.

Happy for your comments/help.

Happy fedora-ing!

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answered 2013-11-29 15:08:09 -0600

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updated 2013-11-29 15:09:59 -0600

AFAIK, MS officially supports only CentOS/RHEL/SuSE and Ubuntu LTS [1], guest integration packages are only provided on those platforms.

I'm not 100% sure, but the draft doc at [2] states that Fedora 18 is supported.

You could also try to rebuild the RHEL's SRPM provided in [2] on a Fedora host.

[1] http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc794868%28WS.10%29.aspx

[2] http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora_Draft_Documentation/0.1/html/Virtualization_Deployment_and_Administration_Guide/ch08s02.html

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