Can't launch VM - Failed to load Idlinux.c32 (Boot failed)

  1. cgrim1985's Avatar
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    Can't launch VM - Failed to load Idlinux.c32 (Boot failed)


    I have set up a Hyper-V virtual machine to run Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon from and iso image, I have went through and set up everything the way I want it. When I try to connect to the VM and start it I get this message: "Failed to load Idlinux.c32, Boot failed: press any key to retry," but when I press any key I still get the same message. I have even tried deleting the VM and recreating it, but get the same error message. All Hyper-V services are enable in services.msc, so not sure what the problem is, so any help is appreciated.

    Windows Version: Windows 10 Professional, build 18362_19h1_release 190318-1202 and is up to date
    Hyper-V Version: 10.0.18362.1

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  2. muchomurka's Avatar
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    A quick google search
    "Failed to load ldlinux.c32, Boot failed" - Google Search
    indicates this is a common problem when the installation media is created the wrong way. Certainly the error is not directly related to hyperv, same osloader errors on physical hardware. Some recommendations:
    - use Quick Create method and Ubuntu32/64 template to create a VM
    - edit the VM properties as needed
    - download Mint Cinnamon ISO directly from Download - Linux Mint, check the sha256 hash
    - attach the ISO file as CD/DVD media in the VM, start the VM.
    Code:
    f1e0469b220b318151bf5c9515380705ddc5d4f59dd0f1af6e78fea599f05e4a *linuxmint-19.3-cinnamon-32bit.iso
    7a9e54212433c8547edfd789ac933c91a9bde1a61196fa7977c5357a2c40292d *linuxmint-19.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso
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  3. cgrim1985's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
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    muchomurka said:
    A quick google search
    "Failed to load ldlinux.c32, Boot failed" - Google Search
    indicates this is a common problem when the installation media is created the wrong way. Certainly the error is not directly related to hyperv, same osloader errors on physical hardware. Some recommendations:
    - use Quick Create method and Ubuntu32/64 template to create a VM
    - edit the VM properties as needed
    - download Mint Cinnamon ISO directly from Download - Linux Mint, check the sha256 hash
    - attach the ISO file as CD/DVD media in the VM, start the VM.
    Code:
    f1e0469b220b318151bf5c9515380705ddc5d4f59dd0f1af6e78fea599f05e4a *linuxmint-19.3-cinnamon-32bit.iso
    7a9e54212433c8547edfd789ac933c91a9bde1a61196fa7977c5357a2c40292d *linuxmint-19.3-cinnamon-64bit.iso
    Thanks for the help, I redownloaded the ISO image, verified the sha256 hash, created a VM using the Quick Create method as you suggested, attached the ISO file as CD/DVD media in the VM, started the VM and it worked. I guess something happened during the downloading of the ISO as I downloaded it from the official Linux Mint website.
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  4. muchomurka's Avatar
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    Glad to help. You're right, probably the downloaded file got corrupted in some way.
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