Article ID: 115725, created on Mar 14, 2013, last review on May 10, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor 4.0 for Mac Bare Metal


While booting a 64-bit Linux kernel inside a virtual machine, there are no disk drives detected, neither CD-ROM nor HDDs:
Unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type. Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk?

However, it is still possible to boot the system in 32-bit mode; everything works as expected. So, it is only impossible to install a 64-bit guest Operating System inside the virtual machine.


The problem is caused by the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).


  1. Boot from the installation image.
  2. Add in the kernel command line the option acpi=off and click "Enter." This way, you will disable ACPI and will be able to install the x86_64 guest OS:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64 ro root=UUID=ec4ed555-a0a2-413e-9c95-678543c465ce rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_NO_MD quiet SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb crashkernel=auto  KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM acpi=off

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