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LWE10343 : How to Compile Linux 2.6.32 Kernel under Debian 5 to Support Hyper-V


You would like virtualisation support for your linux system with hyperV




Install Debian 5 under Hyper-V with an old NIC in the Hyper-V Settings
After installation has finishe, log in as root and follow these steps...
apt-get install build-essential ncurses-dev kernel-package fakeroot zlib1g-dev
cd /usr/src
wget -c
bzip2 -d linux-
tar xf linux-
cd linux-
make menuconfig
- Select “Device Drivers”
- Select “Staging Drivers” (with a “*”)
- Deselect “Exclude Staging drivers from being build”
- Select “Microsoft Hyper-V client driver” (with a “M”)
- The Microsoft drivers should automaticly marked with an “M”
=> Exit the “menuconfig”
Edit “.Config”
=> Save it
make-kpkg clean
fakeroot make-kpkg --initrd --revision=hv.custom.1.0 kernel_image
cd ../
dpkg -i linux-image-
sed -i 's/eth/seth/g' /etc/network/interfaces
Edit “/etc/initramfs-tools/modules”
- Add “hv_vmbus”
- Add “hv_blkvscb”
- Add “hv_netvsc”
- Add “hv_storvsc“
=> Save it
update-initramfs –u –k
Edit “/boot/grub/menu.lst”
- Search for the new kernel entries and replace the boot device from “root=/dev/hda1” to “root=/dev/sda1”
- Think about: there are two sections for the new kernel (singleusermode)!
=> Save it
Note the MAC-Adress of your NIC
init 0
Replace the Hyper-V “old network adapter” against the Hyper-V “
standard NIC” an set the MAC-Adress to the noticed one of your old NIC

Should be all done!


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