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Hello team,

Can SQL server 2008 r2 or 2008 be installed on a Linux box?
And, if you have the procedural steps then that would be great.
thx
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Question by:John Esraelo
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Microsoft SQL Server does not work on Linux

Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506%28v=sql.105%29.aspx
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You would have to install a virtual Windows server (2008R2) first on your Linux box first and install SQL server in that Windows guest.
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by:John Esraelo
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Hi Seth,

While I was waiting; found this online ...
http://technikq.blogspot.com/2011/09/install-mssql-in-linux-server.html
I have not done this before, so, I am not sure if this URL link is going to do the trick for me or not.

What do you think about this?
thx
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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The link just looks like a way to connect from PHP to mssql server - this is not about installing the database. How and where did you get the idea to try and install MSSQL on Linux btw?
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by:John Esraelo
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one of my friends was asking if it is doable
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by:John Esraelo
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So probably the VM option on RedHat or Linux as Jansen suggested would and could be an option.  Or simply, connect from RedHat or Linux to an existing Win installed SQL server
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by:John Esraelo
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Seth,
So you are saying that the header of that link that I sent you is misleading
"To install mssql in linux server follow the steps."
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by:John Esraelo
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Or Jansen
Do you think that the topic header is misleading?

"To install mssql in linux server follow the steps."
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by:Seth Simmons
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not misleading
you are asking if/how to install a piece of software on an operating system it doesn't support

linux virtual machine running windows and sql in that is one thing, but directly on linux is something different
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by:John Esraelo
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Well, thank you for the suggestions and comments.
I am going to work on that link's TDS and see where it takes me .
thx
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Thank you
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