troubleshooting Question

Unable to start up Linux VM because it's looking for a data disk, which I don't need.

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Hi there,

I copied the OS drive from the Azure environment as I want to work on a copy of the VM locally instead of in the cloud.  When I turn on the VM, it fails because it is trying to attach a data disk that I didn't download.  The data disk is 1TB so I don't want to download it just to attach it and not use it.  How can I fix this copied VM so that it only tries to boot and not look for this second drive?  I believe I can remove it by putting int he root password so that I can do some maintenance, but with Azure VMs, the root password isn't set and I don't want to change it just in case something happens on the live VM.   Is there another way around it?

I'm getting these errors:

fsck.ext4: Unable to resolve 'UUID=451a8a0d-0c99-4b34-8702-361627fda1a2a' [FAILED]
*** An error occurred during the file system check.  
Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue):

Thanks!!
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