Trying the Impossible - Booting server 2016 from usb.

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by netlords, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. netlords

    netlords MDL Novice

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    [FONT=&quot]Hi there[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]I´m trying to use an Server2016 from an USB-Stick (or maybe USB-Drive)[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]First I´ve installed Server2016 on an internal disk and changed some registry keys:[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]in HKLM\System\Currentcontrolset\ I´ve searched all usb-keys (usbohci usbxhci and so on) and changed the start to 0. Also I changed the usb-services to start at boot time (sc config usbxhci start= boot)[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]My first idea was to capture the installed server to a wim an put this wim on an PE Boot stick[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot](d:\windows\system32\dism /capture-Image /imagefile:D:\boot.wim /capturedir:D: /name:"2016")[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]This boots in a BSOD (c000017) Ramdisk device creation failed due to insufficient memory.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Then I changed the swap-file to 512 mb fixed. Same BSOD.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]What else can I do?[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Thanks[/FONT]
     
  2. jean_phile

    jean_phile MDL Junior Member

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    Hi,

    test the boot from a VHD disk
     
  3. smashed

    smashed MDL Novice

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    I boot 2016 Hyper-V Server from a microSD card using a VHD on the card.
     
  4. Micro

    Micro MDL Junior Member

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    I've not tried what you are doing, but....
    Sounds like there is not enough room on the USB stick for the required ramdrive creation.
    Maybe a larger USB stick?
     
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  5. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    Use 8GB USB Flash drive or bigger that should be fine. It works for me..