Is there a way to get the mouse working on Hyper-V using Ubuntu 9.10?

Posted on 2009-12-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I know ubuntu is not supported yet for hyper-v but I know a few people have managed to get this working... can someone guide me in the right direction...

Is there a modified Hyper-V Integration Services somewhere?
Question by:bossagroup
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    Accepted Solution

    Have you already checked out these two guides?

    In order to get the mouse integration, you must first have installed the integration components; so the second guide is a follow-up based on the first.

    Author Comment

    Nope... can't start it up now

    I tried installing the old Kernel, I am using ubuntu 9.10... any ideas?

    error getting signalfd
    udevd{317]: error getting signalfd

    error sending message: Connection refused
    udevadm[320]: error sending message: Connection refused

    svgalib: Cannot open /dev/mem.
    Gave up waiting for root device
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    Expert Comment

    Please consult the comments to the first guide; they are very instructive.

    As it looks to me, there are two things special about 9.10 in this respect:

    1.) It may not be such a good idea after all to try and force Hyper-V into getting along with this verion of Ubuntu, because in its default installation it comes with two very major new features that both could cause the integration to fail: Grub2 and Ext4. This may be the reason why methods that worked well with 8.10 and 9.04 do not necessarily work for 9.10

    2) Lucid Lynx, the next version of Ubuntu (10.04), apparently will come with a kernel that has native Hyper-V   support. For experiments this new kernel may already be installed on 9.10 from the beta repos. But this is highly experimental and still in testing stage, no results known as of yet. (Please check the last two comments by Vladimir Ganzha)

    So as it looks to me, one now has the choice between two options:
    - either to install 9.04 instead of 9.10 and use the proven steps described in detail by the author of the blog quoted above
    - or to keep 9.10 and wait for the results of the experiments that are currently being performed with that new beta kernel

    Author Closing Comment

    I have decided to just use VNC and save a headache works a lot better

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