Category: Linux

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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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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Using the radare2 snap package

radare2 is a tool for reverse-engineering software. It is quite versatile, and can deal either with binary files of executable code, or even attach to a running process. Packaging (making available an installation package for end-users) is always an issue, especially when the software gets updated often. There is in the works a snap package …

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Using ibus-typing-booster for predictive typing in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Update 16 July 2020: The package ibus-typing-booster has been accepted to Debian/Ubuntu. Therefore, you do not need anymore to use the testing PPA that was mentioned in the original post here. This post has been updated to reflect the change. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has switched to using the IBus input framework for most (all?) languages, …

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