Ubuntu: Ubuntu server install failing under Hyper-V



Question:

  • Windows 10 Pro with Hyper-V enabled.
  • Latest Ubuntu 16.10 x64 server iso.
  • Created a new Hyper-V vm with defaults, 20GB vhd, 2 cpu's, 2GB memory, virtual switch, mounted the iso and started install.
  • VM is Gen 2. I disabled Secure Boot in the firmware settings, read a number of articles that by doing so Gen2 was supported in Linux and esp in Ubuntu.
  • It was able to access the internet and downloaded packages while installing.
  • Chose all defaults, let LVM partition disk, let it install GRUB, again with all defaults.

But when I start the VM I get a screen saying no OS can be found. Please help.


Solution:1

I had this issue as well a while back. I simply resolved it by installing it as a Generation 1 VM. As long as you are willing to give up the extra features of Generation 2 (UEFI, larger max storage, secure boot which you yourself said you aren't using, etc) then you could give a Generation 1 VM a shot.


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