Windows Azure VM Role – Handling Error : The sector size of the physical disk on which the virtual disk resides is not supported


 

Once you have
VM role enabled with your subscription, you can start working on VM Role using
the step by step guide provided as below:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/WAZPlatformTrainingCourse_VMRoleLab

 

 

After finished creating your VHD for VMRole, and uploading using
CSUPLOAD script, you may following error:



 

Error:  An error occurred trying to attach
to the VHD.

Details: The sector size of the physical disk on which the
virtual disk resides is not supported.

Note: This is your main error and other errors after it are just caused by this error so please do not give any consideration to  them.


Reason: This error occurred because I was loading
the baseimage.VHD (as described in above csupload script)from external USB 3.0,
1.0 TB disk.

             If I use other smaller size external
HDD this error did not produced. So the error could occur with certain HDD
which have incompatible sector size.

             So far I do not have a list of compatible
sector size disk needed for successful upload.

 

Solution:

After I moved baseimage.vhd to my local hard disk , I could
upload is successfully.  

To solve your problem, please copy the VHD to your local disk
and then reference it properly in “-LiteralPath” parameter.  

 

 

 

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