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Hyperv 2012 boot from iso > cdboot: cannot boot from CD - Code: 5

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When I try to boot a guest VM from an iso I get the error cdboot: cannot boot from CD - Code: 5

Anyone seen this before?
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by:DonConsolio
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Happened to me with Win7 Beta DVD on PC with old BIOS.
Had to burn a new disc with a different boot sector.

Probably the "virtual BIOS" has troubles booting from this CD or the iso might be corrupt.
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by:McKnife
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Yes. Try another iso first.
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I'm going to try using this utility / script to create a vhd from the iso or install.wim:
http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Convert-WindowsImageps1-0fe23a8f
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Any feedback?
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No problem found
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