[CentOS-devel] HyperV Linux Integration Services added to Centos?Plus?

Tue Aug 23 16:26:24 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 8/23/2011 11:17 AM, Peter J. Pouliot wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 09:43:06AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On 8/23/2011 9:02 AM, Peter J. Pouliot wrote:
>>>>      I am not comfortable with the idea of adding it to the install media
>>>>      directly, but I'm not the one who produces that so I'll let others weigh
>>>>      in. I could see supplying it as a driver disk image, via the centosplus
>>>>      repo, or possibly a separate installer image similar to the server iso we
>>>>      used to ship. I'd like to hear some opinions from others on this.
>>> I'm open to this idea as well.   If it's a way for centos users to running on hyperv to install enlightened natively, i'm all for it.
>> Can hyperv provide a 2nd virtualized device (cd/floppy) pointed at a
>> host/network file during the install for the drivers?
> Well it would be unecessary to do this in at the hyperv layer since we can handle this in the installer.

The installer has to have a device to use that appears in the virtual 
environment.  Or you have to rebuild a non-standard installer.

> However one could supply a file as a floppy/cd etc if they wanted.

That's what I meant - just download an image file that will appear as 
the (virtual) device holding the drivers during the install process - 
and document the commands to load them.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com