This is one of two “side posts” that have come out of putting together What does Team Foundation Server 2013 offer the non-Windows user? In order to take a look at the new Web Test capabilities in TFS 2013 I wanted to try them out in a non-Windows environment, so I decided to create a Linux desktop virtual machine. I wanted to record a few points that I found made the installation and use of the virtual machine that much easier. I’ve also posted an equivalent note on installing Team Explorer Everywhere in Eclipse.
Installing Linux in Hyper-V is essentially straightforward:
That’s it, the virtual machine is ready to be used. But before starting the machine for the first time see the section below.
Networking. It’s much easier to get the Linux installation to do the configuration, and I think the easiest way to do that is to setup a legacy network adapter in the virtual machine. If you’re using a Linux distro that’s supported in Hyper-V you can use the Linux Integration Services, but here I’m using an “unsupported” distro, as this is more likely for desktop installs.
That’s it. You should now have a clean Linux install with networking configured, enabled and working.
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