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Installing Centos in Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Posted by: | August 10, 2014 | No Comment |

I need to create a virtual machine with CentOS 6.5 as the guest OS.


I clicked through creating the VM and discovered that the install wouldn’t work. Eventually tracked down the issues.


Keep the following points in mind as you create your VM:

  1. Create the VM as a generation 1 virtual machine
  2. Ensure the virtual disk controller and disk are IDE
  3. Ensure a legacy network adapter is used – may need to create the VM without a network adapter and add the adapter before the install
  4. If asked to test the install media (iso image) be aware that it will be ejected after the test so you’ll need to open it again
  5. keep it simple and only have 1 network adapter
  6. Use the map to find the nearest city to get the time zone – scrolling though the list is boring
under: Virtualization, Windows 2012 R2