[SOLVED] Windows 10 VM first boot fails.


Gonesolo

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So I've been running UNRAID for a while now and I like it.

Have some dockers setup.

Want to setup a Windows 10 VM - eventually as my main machine so will be doing GPU pass thru, but not even at that point yet.

Just trying to get a working Win10 VM at this point.

 

So new VM

 

I've tried setting 1 core up to all 4 cores

Memory - starting with 4Gb

Hard disk size 70Gb

ISO downloaded from Microsoft today.

Video - VNC (tried default and cirrus options)

Also the virtio ISO is virtio-win-0.1.141-1.iso (although during install I think the Ver number shows different)

 

Anyway. 

Start install - connect to VNC

all good

Can add the VirtIO driver and select install location.

After windows has copied all files and reboots for first time

 

It gets to "Getting Ready" with the spinning circle of dots and then just freezes.

The VM will only respond to a Forced shutdown

 

I've tried this a number of times with the same result each time.

 

This is not my first VM I have two others UCS domain servers and they work fine (although they are turn off at the moment)

 

Anyone any ideas? please?

 

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Thanks for the video link but I've already watched Spaceinvader One's tutorials (on this and a couple other UNRAID items.)

 

I re-downloaded a Windows 10 ISO and re-tried the install.

Now the install hangs when "Copying Files" and the VM goes into a "Paused" state according to the UNRAID GUI.

 

So I thought I'd spin up my previously working VM's but they both now hang during boot also.

I tried to look at the logs (Click the running VM and click logs) but the Window never shows anything - spinning circle of hope

 

I've also now tried two different browsers just to make sure that wasn't the issue.

I never made any changes to the default VM setup on UNRAID. Should I have changed something?

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Ok managed to sort it.

My Domains share was too small.

Adding the Windows 10 VM was the straw that filled the camels back.

 

Updated my domains share so its now on my larger disks and got my Windows VM working with no issues.

Thanks all for the assist.

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  • 2 years later...
On 3/16/2018 at 7:37 PM, Gonesolo said:

Ok managed to sort it.

My Domains share was too small.

Adding the Windows 10 VM was the straw that filled the camels back.

 

Updated my domains share so its now on my larger disks and got my Windows VM working with no issues.

Thanks all for the assist.

Hey, 

 

is it Posible to Explain how you did that? 

 

Got Same issue 

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2 hours ago, copyyy said:

Hey, 

 

is it Posible to Explain how you did that? 

 

Got Same issue 

That user hasn't visited the forum in many months.

 

Go to Tools - Diagnostics and attach the complete Diagnostics ZIP file to your NEXT post.

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