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OES2 Update Source missing after registering

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

I “registered” a  SLES box with an OES2 key, however I only have SLES update repositories from doing this, not the OES2 ones.

Fix is the same as it was in SP1;

Categories: Linux

Timedrift with Linux Guest VM under Hyper-V R2

January 21, 2010 4 comments

Recently had a Linux guest VM timedrifting considerably under Hyper-V R2. I contacted the Linux IC team, who responded stating there was a known issue and they had written a script to “work around” it 🙂

Below is the Linux Clock Sync script.

DISCLAIMER: I did not write this script, nor will I be able to support you on the use of it. Any issues should be sent to the support email address at the end of the script.

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SLES 10.2 under Hyper-V

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

SMP is not supported in Linux VM’s at this time with the IC’s loaded. If the IC’s aren’t loaded, then SMP works, albeit with lower I/O performance. Linux VM’s without IC’s are not supported by Microsoft.

You will find that attempting to boot the VM in SMP mode with IC’s loaded you will get the following;


VMBUS: SynIC version: 1

Moving forward, MS have identified the fix and will fix it in a future release. To fix the issue, you need to compile your own 2.6.32 kernel and apply a patch to make the IC’s SMP safe. At this time, the SMP fix is not publically available.

Sugar on a Stick?

April 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Sugar, makers of the “One Laptop per Child” have started the “beta” phase for their new USB-ran OS, Sugar on a Stick.

Above is the URL for the Windows-based installation instructions. No worries if you are a none-windows person though, the main Wiki page includes links for Linux and Mac installation instructions.

Dont know what “real use” it will be for the likes of me and thee, but I’m currently digging out my USB pendrive just to take a look (as I’ve never seen or used Sugar before!)