Using Virtualbox images with Hyper-V

In 2008 i wrote about using vmware images with virtualbox. To migrate a host from virutalbox to Hyper-V, you have to do nearly the same, but you have to convert the hdd:
C:\Users\schroff>"\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" clonehd
"c:\Users\schroff\VirtualBox VMs\Debian64-DS\Debian64-DS. (more...)

Hyper-V: Compile Linux Kernel with Microsoft device drivers

After knowing, that running a linux inside Hyper-V is only working with the "legacy" network adapter (look here), i was trying to build a kernel with the drivers (Microsoft has added the drivers into the Linux kernel versions >2.6.32).
There is one nice tutorial out there:

Hyper-V: Installing a debian linux in a virtual machine – trouble with the (non legacy) network adapter

First try with a virtualization solution like Hyper-V is to install a guest. So let's try debian linux.
The installer runs through this points:
  1. Name & path of the virtual machine
  2. RAM
  3. Network (how to configure a virtual switch with internet connectivity or how to configure internet connectivity with (more...)

Hyper-V: Howto configure NAT for virtual machines

In my last posting i explained how to configure a vEthernet adapter to get connectivity to the internet. But there was one "problem": You had to provide one seperate IP for each virtual host, you want to connect to the internet.
But there is a solution (NAT) for this problem (more...)

Hyper-V on Windows 8: External virtual switches do not work – Howto connect a virtual host to the internet

First thing you have to do after enabling Hyper-V is to set up your network for your virtual machines. This is not so easy, because some things do not work...
So let's start: Open the Virtual Switch Manager
There you have three options:

  1. external (connectivity to the internet)
  2. internal (connectivity (more...)

Windows 8: Enabling Microsofts Hyper-V virtualization platform

If you are running a Microsoft Windows 8 Professional, you can use Microsofts virtualization platform Hyper-V. To get the management window you have to open
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Hyper-V Management Tools
and double click the icon:
If this icon (or the path) is not there, you have to enable Hyper-V:
Open your (more...)

Nexus 7: Encrypting all data

After loosing all data on a completely discharged Nexus 7 (look here), i decided to encrypt the storage with my own password, so that i should be able to give the right pin into the "type password to decrypt storage"-question (hopefully).
  • Advantage:
    never loose my data again
  • Disadvantage
    on (more...)