I am trying to install Debian 7.8 using an ISO image "debian-7.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso" on Hyper-V. When the VM is running, I see a graphical start screen:

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When I choose the first command, I get simply a black screen. The installation does not continue.

When I was creating the VM, I chose generation 2. There is the configuration file of the VM:


My PC configuration: CPU Core i7 950, 6 GB RAM, host OS is Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

Any advice would be welcome.

UPD I turned secureboot off. It did not help. Finally I created a new virtual machine of gen 1 and successfully installed the OS.

  • try the first VM generation , not 2. V2 activates secureboot and UEFI. maybe debian has issues with it. Feb 28 '15 at 7:16
  • I turned secureboot off and it did NOT help. A VM of the Gen 1 is a solution. Mar 16 '15 at 13:42

A V2 Virtual Machine activates UEFI with Secureboot and not all Linux distributions support this. Create a V1 machine, if turning off secure boot doesn't help.

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