As eventual solution(s) to my issue(s) may complete informations already in this thread, let me share my troubles here...
I've now been fighting for hours trying to install PVE 1.8 on USB sticks (4 and 8 GB). Like recommended in previous posts, I used maxroot and swapsize/maxswap boot options... to absolutly no luck :'(
Every try (different USB key, internal/external USB port, change root/swap size, clear key boot sector, create new partition table...), the installer creates a new partition table with a 500MB (!) /dev/sdb1 partition and a /dev/sdb2 partition with the remaining space, then installation keeps failing with the following error(s):
Any help would greatly appreciated
Successfully wrote new partition table
Re-reading the partition table ...
sfdisk: ERROR: sector 0 does not have an msdos signature
/dev/sdb: unrecognized partition table type
No partitions found
Warning: partition 1 does not end at cylinder boundary
If you created or changed a DOS partition, /dev/foo7, say, then use dd(1)
to zero the first 512 bytes: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/foo7 bs=512 count=1
Physical volume "/dev/sdb2" successfully created
A volume group called 'pve' already exists.
unable to create volume group at /usr/bin/proxinstall line 537
Thanks in advance
PS: I'm doing the installs on a HP MicroServer with 1GB RAM (more RAM to come), tried with 4GB PNY and 8GB Sandisk keys