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Plenty of people have tried VMWare ESXi on Atom, and have come to the conclusion that it works if you get the right motherboard, but performance is absolutely awful. I can't see this being different for Hyper-V. You're going to be able to buy a cheap AMD Opteron system with virtualization built-in and fully supported by Hyper-V for as little as an Atom ...


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Without VT-x support you really canĀ“t run windows as a VM. Setting up Xen and running Debian or Ubuntu paravirtualized would probably work nicely, but the only way of getting windows into the mix would be to either run it (SLOWLY) via qemu or install windows on the machine itself and run for instance Virtualbox to handle the linux VMs. But even that would be ...


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While there's nothing specific in the system requirements for Hyper-V that contraindicates using Atom processors.. The wikipedia article on Atom processors indicates that only Z520, Z530, Z540 and Z550 "Silverthorne" processors support Intel VT. I think if it was me doing it, I'd be using ubuntu-server as a host, running KVM, then using that for ...


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The 2.2TB limit is actually a limitation of the MBR Partition Table. To address larger drives you have to use a GPT (GUID Partition Table). However not all OS's support booting off a GPT Partition Table. However I have no idea if there are any imposed limitations with the ATOM cpu beyond these considerations.


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The BIOS in most computers will not address more than about 2.2TB. This can be overcome on some systems, most you would need a different SATA card to support the larger drive. Additionally no 32-bit OS supports drives larger than 2.2TB (that I know of), and only "newer" 64-bit OSes support larger.


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Not really... You are mixing and matching things. Windows Home Server is built on top of the server side of Windows - optimised for... well, serving! An atom may be a little slow, but will do what you need. On the other hand, I am not sure of to many atom mother boards that support HDMI, and the ones that I do know do not have a pci express card so you ...


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For a light-weight virtualisation solution, you really should look at VServer and OpenVZ. None of the other solutions are quite as light-weight. You can run things off the USB as long as you take a few precautions (due to write wearing). You should ensure that your /tmp/ and /var/ directories are mounted on a proper write-able partition. These two ...


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Run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg as root or via sudo, accept the defaults if you're not sure. Then reboot. If you could post an error message etc also?


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VMWare Server v2 should work fine without explicit virtualisation help in the CPU - I currently run VMWare Server v1 on a couple of machines that are too old (IIRC) to have that support. Have you tried VMWare Player on the machine? If that will go then VMWare Server should too, and the install is simpler for this first test. There is nothing wrong with ...



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