"no boot device available press enter to continue"

Discussion in 'Parallels Workstation for Windows and Linux' started by subrato, May 20, 2007.

  1. subrato

    subrato

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    Hello I am new to parallels and I am trying to get parallels working for Windows 2008 Server. It gives me an error and unable to proceed. Any help on how I get this working.

    Thanks,
    Subrato
     
  2. constant

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    What is your host OS? What is your guest OS?
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  3. subrato

    subrato

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    My host OS is XP and my guest OS is Windows 2008 Server beta 3.
     
  4. constant

    constant

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    Check the boot order in Parallels configuration.
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  5. subrato

    subrato

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    I checked the boot order. First is the CD-ROM. I tried the iso image as well as loading the image on virtual drive and using it. Nothing worked.
     
  6. Sccrman06

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    maybe....

    Check what parallels sees as your cd rom device. If is not seeing your actual drive then that could be a problem.

    Another thing it could be is that your copy of 2008 server is either not supported/recognized by parallels, or the cd is not bootable because it's some less-than-retail copy of the cd.

    My two cents...

    David
     
  7. Ynot

    Ynot Parallels Developers

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    You should check that your win2008 cd is bootable, and set guest os type to Vista in VM configuration.
     
  8. subrato

    subrato

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    Ynot I tried to follow what you mentioned in your post. But I still am not able to proceed. Still shows up the same message. Also I have checked the iso image. Its bootable.
     

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