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Loading iso file to setup a virtual machine

Posted on 2014-04-11
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I have a host configured in Win 2012 R2 - I have configured a VM and try to install hte OS from an iso file of Win 2012 R2 - The DVD boots normally on other PCs but I cannot get it to boot ont he VM to load the OS - I can explore the DVD from the VM, I have set the DVD as the boot device but it does not go anywhere.
What am I missing ?
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I have seen where it may be waiting on you to press a key to boot from cd/dvd but it doesn't show that text when just booting the VM.
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Will try right now
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Do you get an error message?

Is this Hyper-V virtual machine?

Computer set to boot from cdrom
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Did not work
However I tried setting up antoher VM as a generation #1 instead of #2 and it worked and is installing happily
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UEFI boot issues ?
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Ended up deleting the first VM and rebuilding it as a Generation #1 and all is good.
Still wonder what that generation thing had to do with preventing the iso from kicking in..
Case closed anyway
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It woeked using generation 1 instead of 2
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