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Gentoo on Hyper-V

Gentoo on Hyper-V

Kernel Configuration

Bootloader

I used extlinux for this, my config file is here:

PROMPT 1
TIMEOUT 25
DEFAULT gentoo

LABEL gentoo
        KERNEL ../kernel-genkernel-x86_64-3.12.21-gentoo-r1
        APPEND real_root=/dev/sda3 rootfstype=ext4
        INITRD ../initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.12.21-gentoo-r1

I also know I got told I was being crazy to use LILO but when I first began using 64bit machines it was the only thing that would work. So, for fun here is my old LILO configuration

boot=/dev/sda
lba32
prompt
timeout=10
default=Gentoo
compact

image=/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86_64-3.6.11-gentoo
  initrd=/boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.6.11-gentoo
  label=Gentoo
  read-only
  root=/dev/ram0
  append="real_root=/dev/sda3"

This does work in Hyper-V, I promise

Heartbeat

This is the heartbeat to tell Hyper-V we are still alive.

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