I have updated my KVM management script for Ubuntu 14.04 KVM hosts to support debian 8 guests. After a manual installation (preseed script does not work yet), I am stuck with the the following message on bootup:
During the installation, I:
- Selected only ssh server and base system utilities.
- Set the grub bootloader to install to the only listed option.
- Used the guided partitioning mode for everything on one partition.
- Used the local UK mirror.
Is there some step I need to be careful to make or can Debian 8 not yet be installed as a KVM guest?
After giving up and deciding to just upgrade a debian 7 VM to debian 8 by updating all of the lines in
jessie instead of
wheezy, I found that I eventually got the same behaviour.
However this instance had a static IP and I found that I could still SSH into the server on that IP, so it looks like this is some sort of graphics issue where the server does manage to boot up, we just can't see the login text. How can I resolve this?
This time, on the debian installation created by upgrading debian 7, I can click advanced from the grub menu and select the option with (sysvinit) which works for now. I am hoping this can lead to an explanation of what is going wrong with the normal version that gets booted?