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Installing Suse Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP2 on Hyper-V (2012 R2) RRS feed

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  • Hi there Microsoft experts

    I'm trying to install Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 on to Hyper-V (2012 R2).  It is listed as a supported O/S type in this technet article

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-docs/compute/hyper-v/supported-suse-virtual-machines-on-hyper-v?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    I have tried a few different things which have not successfully booted up the Suse VM - in all cases, the VM will boot from the attached ISO to the Linux "ELILO" screen, load the kernel and initrd, and it will hang there indefinitely.  This suggests that

    1) The VM boots and recognises the ISO, and the ISO can be read.

    2) The kernel and initrd load in drivers for the O/S to start

    3) The VM hardware or O/S drivers at some point fail to interoperate correctly, and the boot hangs

    All VMs were created from SCVMM, all have been set to the Operating System as Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 in the VM settings

    - Gen 2 VM, 2 vCPUs, 4 GB RAM, 60gb Fixed vhdx and Secure Boot disabled = does not boot

    - Gen 1 VM, 2 vCPUs, 4 GB RAM, 60GB fixed vhdx = does not boot

    I have verified the checksum of the ISO from the SuSE download site and it matches exactly

    Is there a Microsoft modified boot ISO to help with drivers and whatnot?

    What VM settings have worked in the past?

    The install must be SLES 11 SP2 and not a newer version


    • Edited by Rob Moss Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:09 PM more info
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:00 PM

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  • I have since managed to build a Gen 1 VM and have it boot the ISO

    The Main difference is using a pre-built blank 60 GB VHD

    VM Settings in VMM are

    2 vCPUs

    4096 MB RAM

    Created a VHD (not VHDX) manually as 60GB Fixed, put this in VMM library

    Selected this 60 GB VHD as the main boot drive, kept as Fixed

    Selected Network Adapter to Standard vSwitch

    Selected High Availability so it could see the CSV

    All other settings were left as default

    • Edited by Rob Moss Friday, October 14, 2016 2:57 AM
    Friday, October 14, 2016 2:54 AM