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no boot of Nano server

asked 2016-02-09 12:59:45 +0200

Carl gravatar image

Hi all

First thanks for the well done procedure Hyper-C Lab setup.

Everything went fine until the Windows 2016 setup. It hangs all the time into Grub... For normal Windows 2016, I could launch it manually in Grub via setting up correct boot.efi But for nano it's just impossible as the disk partitions are not seen by Grub. Any ideas?

Many thanks Carlos

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answered 2016-02-09 17:40:54 +0200

avladu gravatar image

updated 2016-02-15 04:03:22 +0200

Hello Carlos,

In order to generate the Windows 2016 image for UEFI, you need to use the DiskLayout parameter:

New-MAASImage -WimFilePath $wimFilePath -ImageName $image.ImageName -MAASImagePath $targetPath -SizeBytes 20GB -Memory 2GB -CpuCores 2 -DiskLayout "UEFI"

Similar for the Windows Nano Server image generation:

.\NewNanoServerImage.ps1 -IsoPath $isoPath -TargetPath $targetPath -AdministratorPassword $password -Platform BareMetal -Compute -Storage -Clustering -MaxSize 1500MB -AddCloudbaseInit -AddMAASHooks -DiskLayout "UEFI"

Moreover, here is more information on how you can patch the grub2 in MAAS, if you are using Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs as MAAS nodes.:

A full video tutorial of Hyper-C where Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs are used(with UEFI) can be found here:


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