DC's picture

Hey All,

I am currently trying to load Turnkey Joomla onto a WIndows 2012 R2 Datacebter server with Hyper-V. I downloaded the .vmdk and converted it to a .vhd. I used a built in tool on Windows server 2012 to convert the .vhd to a .vhdx that I attached to the newly created Virtual Machine. I also disabled secure boot which is recommned when using Linux on Hyper-V. Here is the error I get on boot:


Boot Failed. EFI SCSI Device.
PXE Network Boot using IPv4
  Station IP address is 192.168.xxx.xx

  PXE-E16: No offer received
Boot Failed. EFI Network
No Operating System was loaded. Press a key to retry the boot sequence...


Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time trying to get this to work.



Jeremy Davis's picture

I have never used it and don't have access to it to test...

FWIW TurnKey v13.0 is based on Debian Wheezy (aka Debian 7) which I thought should just work OOTB. Perhaps it's worth trying to create a new VM from scratch installing from the ISO (instead of the pre-built VM for VMware/VirtualBox?

Hang on... I just did a real quick google (for "Boot Failed. EFI SCSI Device.") and the first answer that came up suggests that with Server 2012R2 you need to make sure that you are using a Gen 1 VM; apparently the latest Gen 2 VMs will only work with Windows as the guest (hence your error). Also FYI we are currently working on a new batch of appliances with all updated software. We don't have a firm ETA yet but should be soon...

DC's picture


Thanks for your response, I did end up using a GEN 1 VM after several hours of trying to get a GEN 2 to work. I thought I had read that Linux would work under GEN 2, oh well, we are up and working.

Thanks again!

Jeremy Davis's picture

That will no doubt be very useful info for other Hyper-V TurnKey users. Thanks for posting! :)

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