Troubleshoot Azure Linux Virtual Machines boot errors

This article lists the common boot errors that you may receive when you start a Linux virtual machine (VM) in Microsoft Azure. For more information about the errors, see the articles in the Boot errors and solutions section.

Boot errors and solutions

Next steps

Troubleshoot a Linux VM by attaching the OS disk to a recovery VM using Azure:

Disk Swap – this can be automated using either:

Disk Swap Video

If you do not have access to GRUB watch this video and see, how you can easily automate the disk swap procedure to recover your VM

Unofficial solution

Recovery of a VM can also be attempted with the unsupported BETA script ALAR.

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