I am attempting to install ubuntu server OS within a Virtual machine on a HP gen 8 microserver. I am running the Hyper-V Hypervisor under Windows Server 2016.
During the partition formatting stage of the installation, the process freezes/fails at 33%.
Filename: ubuntu-14.04.3-server-i386.iso MD5: 352009d5b44f0e97c9558919f0147c0c
Steps performed pre install:
- Installed Windows Server 2016 on microserver (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 2TB HDD Array with RAID10).
- Installed Hyper-v role under server manager.
- Created VM with appropriate virtual hardware resources.
- Created a virtual switch so VM has external internet access and assign it to VM.
What I've tried to fix the issue:
- Storing the virtual hard disk on a different drive (I've tried the SSD & HDD)
- Changing the size of the Virtual drive and assigning more RAM.
- Installing different versions of the Ubuntu OS ISO. I tried the desktop version and the same thing happens but the timezone/map screen freezes instead.
- Leaving the installation overnight just in case it's working but my system is just acting slow.
- Updating RAID drivers from HP http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5387585&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4231
- Playing around with the manual settings pre drive format step.
I've kind of hit a brick wall and at the point of giving up trying to install Ubuntu. Is this a known bug? As you can see, I've got a pretty standard setup but something isn't quite right. How can I better debug the installation step so I can see exactly what's going wrong?