Cannot Boot Without ISO? (Solved)


Mar 9, 2023
So, I updated Proxmox 8 this morning and now, whenever I attempted to boot pfSense VM I get: "Error: volume 'localiso/pfSe.."
Is this really happening? What the really need an iso to boot a VM?

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Is this really happening?
Albeit cut off, the error appears quite real - I see it too. Perhaps you can learn more by trying to open up that message. Or, at the very least, moving the column separator to the left so the area of "Description" is smaller while the area of "Status" is larger.
one really need an iso to boot a VM?
Its not unheard of, however in computer science "boot" is usually referred to a process after the computer, in this case VM, has been powered up. Based on limited information you supplied it appears that the VM cannot be powered up, likely because the ISO is missing and hence the VM fails the configuration consistency check. If confirmed, an easy fix is to disconnect the missing ISO.

Good luck

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There is nothing to disconnect...see image below
You are looking in the wrong place. Open the configuration tab of your VM, then either change or delete the IDE device point to a non-existing ISO.
why an ISO became a part of "configuration consistency check"?
It may not make sense to you, but ISO/cdrom is a hardware device, technically equal to hard disk. Developers of PVE chose to treat missing hardware as an error that admin should resolve. Its not complicated.

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