How to compile lxd-p2c to migrate physical servers to LXD containers

The lxd-p2c utility helps you to migrate your physical servers to LXD containers. Dan Mac Donald wrote a tutorial with practical instructions on how to perform such a migration. There has been a recent discussion on compiling lxd-p2c and I am summarizing here. You would run lxd-p2c on a physical server that is to be …

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How to run a Windows virtual machine on LXD on Linux

LXD is a hypervisor to run both system containers (a la LXC) and virtual machines (a la QEMU) on Linux distributions. System containers are lightweight because they are based solely on the Linux kernel for their virtualization features, and support Linux guests only. However, virtual machines can run other operating systems. In this post, we …

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How to get LXD containers obtain IP from the LAN with ipvlan networking

You are using LXD containers and you want a container (or more) to use an IP address from the LAN (or, get an IP address just like the host does). LXD currently supports four ways to do that, and depending on your needs, you select the appropriate way. Using macvlan. See https://blog.simos.info/how-to-make-your-lxd-container-get-ip-addresses-from-your-lan/ Using bridged. See …

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Γιατί δεν δουλεύουν οι τεχνοτροπίες (style) στο LibreOffice;

Γρήγορη απάντηση Επιλέγουμε το ανυπάκουο κείμενο και πατάμε στο «Καθαρισμός άμεσης μορφοποίησης/Clear direct formatting». Μετά από αυτό, οι τεχνοτροπίες λειτουργούν όπως αναμένουμε. Γράφουμε στο LibreOffice και θέλουμε να στοιχίσουμε τις παραγράφους σε πλήρη στοίχιση (justified). Τι κάνουμε; Επιλέξουμε τις παραγράφους και πατάμε το κουμπί για Πλήρη στοίχιση; Όχι, ασφαλώς και όχι. Διότι χρησιμοποιούμε τεχνοτροπίες (styles). …

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How to run graphics (X11) applications in the Kali LXD container

LXD gives you system containers and virtual machines, usable from the same user interface. You would rather use system containers as they are more lightweight than VMs. Previously we have seen how to use the Kali LXD containers (includes how to use a USB network adapter). There is documentation on using graphics applications (X11) in …

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How to use NordVPN in a LXD container

NordVPN is one of many VPN services. I was asked to have a look at how to make it work in a LXD container and as a result I am writing this post. I am not advertising this service, nor do I use affiliate links, etc. Up to now, NordVPN have refused to fix their …

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