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Installing Hyper-V Linux Integration Components v2 in CentOS 5.2

Microsoft still hasn't released a CentOS or RHEL RPM for Hyper-V's Linux Integration Components, so you still have to build them yourself. Of course, since neither RHEL or CentOS are supported platforms, Microsoft won't help you much.

So, with help from Julian Field's work log on installing the original LIC v1, I've put together a minimal instruction set for performing a LIC v2 install on a fresh CentOS 5.2 install.

I started with an absolute minimal install, so there should be no packages other then those below that are needed.

Lines starting with "$" are shell commands.
Lines starting with "#" are something you need to do.

# In Hyper-V: Mount CentOS 5.2 ISO image

$ mkdir -p /media/cdrom
$ mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
$ yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=c5-media install gcc make gnupg kernel-devel
$ umount /dev/cdrom

# In Hyper-V: Mount Linux Integration Components ISO image

$ mkdir -p ~/linux_ic2
$ mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
$ cp /media/cdrom/drivers/dist/* ~/linux_ic2/ -R
$ cd ~/linux_ic2/
$ make install
$ reboot


To verify, look for the new seth* network interface.

Wasn't that easy?

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