How to install Windows 10 on an old IDE hard drive using Virtualbox.

Sometimes you want to install an OS on to an old computer that does not boot from USB, and you don’t have, or don’t want to waste a DVD to burn. Here is a way to install any OS directly to the hard drive using Virtualbox’s raw disk feature. I used a cheap USB to Read more about How to install Windows 10 on an old IDE hard drive using Virtualbox.[…]

Am I using propriety software? How to find out.

I prefer open source software. It’s free. Here is a list of software to avoid if you want the most flexibility and economy. If you have to use it. Please consider running a M$ Windows Virtual Machine that serves it using RemoteApp. Proprietary software that does not play nicely with native Ubuntu Linux. Adobe Acrobat Read more about Am I using propriety software? How to find out.[…]

How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play!

InWatch Z Smartwatch aka inWatch Z2G This guide is written for the original inWatch Z that came with Andriod 4.2.2, and has the bone conductivity speaker. Not the later version (Z3G) that shipped with Android 4.4. These instructions may work with the later one, but I have not tested it. Chipset: MediaTek (MTK) MT6572 Why Read more about How to root the inWatch Z smart watch (Gain root level access), and install Google Play![…]

Windows 10 VDI deployment: Architecture and Taxonomy

  Virtual server mirror. Serving Windows 10 pro desktops to 20x thin clients. Mirror Server: 2x Dell r710 12 cores @ 3GHz, 64GB RAM, w/ Intel 2x 10GBE port and dual 850W Power Storage per server: 2x300GB SSD, 4x146GB SAS 15K, 2x1TB SAS 7.2K Software: M$ Windows 2012r2 Datacenter or Ubuntu Linux 16.04 Architecture:

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Howto run Windows 2012R2 Server under KVM with high performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial.

Get your win2kr2 ISO ready. Download the drivers iso here: virtio-win.iso Download KVM config file here: win2kr2.xml Import the xml file into “Virtual Machine Manager” Edit win2k12r2 machine in “Virtual Machine Manager” Add new 25GB virtio storage drive. Make sure to change type from “IDE” to “VirtIO”. Add cdrom drive connected to virtio-win.iso Connect your install Read more about Howto run Windows 2012R2 Server under KVM with high performance networking, hard drive, and display drivers. on Ubuntu 16.04 xenial.[…]

Wireless Thinclient based on iPXE, and Thinstation connected to local cloud based on KVM-VDI using Ubuntu 16.04. (boXenbaby)

Goal: Make a tiny (< 50MB) thinclient OS that can be loaded by iPXE over LAN, WIFI, or WAN using HTTP and HTTPS. I should load completely into RAM. It should be able to support these client applications/protocols: RDP, VNC, SSH, SPICE, X2Go. It should also have a web browser kiosk mode (Google Chrome). My Read more about Wireless Thinclient based on iPXE, and Thinstation connected to local cloud based on KVM-VDI using Ubuntu 16.04. (boXenbaby)[…]

KVM-VDI Session Screen Script for LTSP thin clients running under Ubuntu 16.04 xenial

Sweet new open source project: https://github.com/Seitanas/kvm-vdi It is required to run the installation readme above to use KVM-VDI. KVM-VDI does not come with a built in LTSP (client) script. So, I created one. This is useful if you want your thinclients to be able to remote into a KVM-VDI, and want full control using lts.conf. Run the Read more about KVM-VDI Session Screen Script for LTSP thin clients running under Ubuntu 16.04 xenial[…]

Spice Session Screen Script for LTSP thin clients running under Ubuntu

LTSP does not come with a built in Spice (client) script. So, I created one. This is useful if you want your thinclients to be able to remote into a KVM VDI. I use the virt-viewer package. Run the following on your Ubuntu LTSP server:

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