Boot physical disk within Proxmox?


Nov 7, 2017

I have a running Proxmox server running some VM images with GPU passthru for some time. I have a desire to access an old linux installation from my old desk top pc running Centos5. I have now installed the hard disk into my server and was able to add the disk to an existing ubuntu VM in order to browser the content.

I would like to startup the the installation of Centos5 from this physical disk within Proxmox. Is this possible? If so, how do I setup a configuration to do this?

Many thanks.
This is my config, I have a Windows VM running off of a physical disk

scsi1: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-SSD_60GB_SSFA1871700267,size=58615704K,ssd=1
Thanks for both tips. I was able to boot the Centos 5.1 physical drive in proxmox to some extent.

It went through the Centos splash screen and got to a point where it was reading Physical volumes and said:
Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
mount: could not find filesystem 'dev/root'
setuproot: moving /dev/failed: No such file or directory

From that point it was doing a boot loop.

Is this to do with proxmox device naming vda/sda? Is there any else I could try?


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