Talk:AlpineSystem:CoLinux Setup

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Couple of Comments to consider.

CoLinux provides a virtualized Linux environment under Windows, much like Virtual Box or vmware. However it does not emulate the hardware, so has much less overhead. Colinux been build as a set of kernel patches and Windows driver that allow Linux kernel to run as a native Windows process. use the [ File: Mini_AlpineLinux_2_0_512MB | Alpine mini 512 GB filesystem attached ] install coLinux [ File: coLinux-0.7.7.1.exe | coLinux 0.7.7.1 (July 2010) ] install [ File: Mini_AlpineLinux_2_0_512MB | Alpine mini 512 GB filesystem attached ]

  cd C:\Program Files\coLinux
  tar xzf coAlpine-2.0.tar.gz 

run _start.bat from within c:\Program Files\coLinux\Alpine-2.0 directory This will start Alpine 2.0 in a coLinux environment and connect console to it.

Networking There are four different types of networking:

slirp - the most basic/slow, but simple to configure and use. It needs no changes or installs on the Windows side. Slirp sends and receives only TCP and UDP packets to the current active adapater over the Windows API (WinSock). You can not send and not receice IMCP messages, this means ping and traceroute dont't work. Slirp works as "outgoing only" firewall from coLinux virtual machine to the world. In typicaly mode can not connect from outside to the colinux guest until incoming redirecitons are configured. eth0=slirp,,tcp:22:22/tcp:443:443/tcp:5666:5666

Tuntap - Private network between the coLinux and host only. This is the fastest network connection between Windows host and coLinux virtual machine. eth0=tuntap,"tap0",02:00:00:00:00:02

Pcap-Bridge use an ethernet library to send and receice various ethernet frames over your real network adapter card. It's agents as an additional network card on the one real exist card. This allows you, to connect coLinux virtual machine to the world. In seeing from outside your Windows host has an additional network card with a second MAC, differ from your real card. eth0=pcap-bridge,"Local Area Network",02:00:00:00:00:03,nopromisc

Ndis-Bridge use kernel ndis library to send and receice various ethernet frames over your real network adapter card. It's agents as an additional network card on the one real exist card. This allows you, to connect coLinux virtual machine to the world. In seeing from outside your Windows host has an additional network card with a second MAC, differ from your real card.

set External Devices I like to install packages locally. Can use the Alpine iso and mount. Extra Packages

Remove this entry?

I created much more detailed entry about Alpine under coLinux: Install Alpine on coLinux. It doesn't involve 3rd party images and it allows using more up-to-date version of Alpine. It requires some work on setup, but it shouldn't get outdated soon. I would say that's safe to remove this entry. -- Blinkkin 15:30, 15 June 2011 (UTC)