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Linux/Debian - cannot change ISO

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  • Hello,

    I'm currently trying to install Debian Linux on a Hyper-V VM. While I had installed various Windows-VMs before, I never encountered this problem.

    So the Debian comes on 3 DVD ISOs. The first is the actual OS and required, the other two contain additional optional software. During the installation, it reads in the first DVD/ISO and then asks me if further DVDs should be read. If I choose yes, it asks me to remove the current DVD and replace it with another one. And here's the problem: I can't.

    Like I said, it's actually an ISO that's mounted in the VM. Trying to change the ISO via VM settings while the VM is running results in the following error:
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    Error while changing the device "Virtual CD/DVD Disk".

    The media could not be changed as they are currently locked by the guest OS.
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    I can't believe that the guest OS would ask me to change DVDs while at the same time locking them so I can't change them.

    Mounting all three ISOs at the same time does not work, as it only seems to see the first one during the installation.

    Is there anything I can do here?

    Friday, March 24, 2017 4:43 PM

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  • Hi Sir,

    >>I can't believe that the guest OS would ask me to change DVDs while at the same time locking them so I can't change them.

    Based on my understanding , that behavior may be caused by ISO file .

    If it is possible , I'd suggest you to download a single ISO file for Debian installation .

     

    Best Regards,

    Elton


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