SLES10SP2 fails to boot as guest on Microsoft Hyper-V with 4GB RAM or more assigned

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2
Microsoft 2008 Server with Hyper-V

Situation

A SLES10SP2 guest on Microsoft 2008 Server running Hyper-V may experience
	waiting for /dev/hda2 to appear....
which times out. A few lines above the time out the error
	hda: unknown partition table
can be found. This issue is experienced if the system was assigned 4GB RAM or more and the Linux integrated components were not installed yet.

Resolution

Assign a max of 3983MB of RAM to the system to enable it to boot. Once the Linux integrated components are installed the RAM may be raised again.

Additional Information

Screenshot of error:
 

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  • Document ID:7003142
  • Creation Date: 28-Apr-2009
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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