Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Linux on VPC 2007 (SP1)

Installing linux on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 gives kernel panic. To avoid this error, give to the installer the following kernel parameters:

noapic nolapic noreplace-paravirt

I found this info here.

What is my IP?
It looks like the website has limited query of IP in their front page, for computers behind NAT, scripts or CLI browsers, such as links, links2, lynx...
The correct link for this purpose is

I found other solutions:
# wget -q -O -|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'
# curl -s|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'
# curl -s
# lynx -dump

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