Ubuntu 16.04 Server LTS: Generation 2 Hyper-V VM Install

So you have downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 and noticed supports EFI, yet when you try to boot from the ISO message, you are greeted with a message stating that the machine does not detect it as an EFI capable disk, as shown below

 

Luckly this is an easy fix, as it is simply secure boot that Ubuntu/Hyper-V are having an argument over.

Turning off your VM, open up the settings page and navigate to the “Firmware” menu. As you can see in the first image below, “Secure Boot” is enabled (checked). To fix this, simply uncheck it as per the second image below, click “Apply” then “Ok”
Upon doing this and restarting your virtual machine, you will now be presented with the boot menu from the disk, allowing you to continue on your way

Have Fun

Justin

Written By Justin

2 Comments on “Ubuntu 16.04 Server LTS: Generation 2 Hyper-V VM Install

  1. Mark Kimson Reply

    October 24, 2017 at 12:42

    Your article says, “As you can see in the first image below”
    yet includes no images above or below?

    • Justin Reply

      November 4, 2017 at 6:27

      Thanks for that, I will get a couple of new Screenshots. I have no idea what happened there

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