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Could not get network adaptor. - error

Created: 30 Nov 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 4 comments

When booting to the Recovery CD in a Hyper-V VM I am getting the error "Could not get a network adaptor".  I have a known working network adaptor attached to the VM.  I have tried it a few times with other adaptors attached to that VM but I can not get that VM with the restore CD booting to get on the network to read my backup images.

 

Has anyone else tried this?

 

Thanks,

 

JohnnyF

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AJT's picture

Have you tired by adding a "Legacy Network Adapter"?

JohnnyF's picture

Can't see the forest for the trees!!!  To busy verifying I had all my other ducks in a row.

 

The restore process is working.  I will post my results and see if it works better than the P2V I tried.

 

Thanks,

 

JohnnyF

JohnnyF's picture

The Legacy Network Adapter allowed me to get the process started.  However, once it was finished and the VM was rebooted I had a black screen with a flasing curser and nothing else.

 

Have to do some more research and see what else I can try.

 

The fact that I can not get any of these processes to works makes me leary of relying on BESR to make a working backup of the system.  If it can't restore the backup to a VM or other hardware, it doesn't do me much good.

 

If anyone else out there has gotten it to restore a system to a VM I would really like to hear about it.

 

Thanks,

 

JohnnyF

David F's picture

If it is an option for you, open a support ticket and re-perform the restore opting not to reboot when it finishes. When the restore completes, while still in the recovery environment choose Utilities | Run support tool | Gather technical support information. Send in the restore logs that this generates to be reviewed.

Are you converting first and injecting into a Hyper-V guest OS or are you creating a blank guest OS and booting off the disk and mapping to a share to perform the restore; sounds like the latter. What is the emulation of your mass-storage controller that you are choosing?