Cannot install guest OSes


New Member
Aug 3, 2023
I am new to Proxmox (just installed it about an hour ago), but I cannot get a VM to work. The issue I am having is that when I create a VM and mount an ISO, something always goes wrong when I try to install the OS on the VM. I have tried installing Windows, Kali, and Ubuntu, and every time there is an issue. With Kali, the failing step is: Select and install software, and on Windows I get all kinds of different error messages (eg. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, CACHE MANAGER, 0x8007025D) but they always occur on the step "Getting files ready for installation." I have tried a couple different busses for the hard drive and ISO image, but I cannot seem to fix it. I have not changed any of the default Proxmox configuration apart from enabling Intel IOMMU.

Here is the config for my Windows 11 VM (I did install VirtIO drivers):
bios: ovmf
boot: order=virtio0;ide2;net0;ide0
cores: 4
cpu: host
efidisk0: local-lvm:vm-101-disk-0,efitype=4m,pre-enrolled-keys=1,size=4M
ide0: local:iso/VirtIO_Windows_Drivers.iso,media=cdrom,size=522284K
ide2: local:iso/Windows_11.iso,media=cdrom,size=4689152K
machine: pc-q35-8.0
memory: 8192
meta: creation-qemu=8.0.2,ctime=1691080293
name: win11
net0: virtio=8E:9C:A8:2D:68:83,bridge=vmbr0,firewall=1
numa: 0
ostype: win11
scsihw: virtio-scsi-single
smbios1: uuid=d7983586-a883-43e7-8076-e7f2ec7f9ef0
sockets: 1
tpmstate0: local-lvm:vm-101-disk-1,size=4M,version=v2.0
virtio0: local-lvm:vm-101-disk-2,iothread=1,size=64G
vmgenid: 154b6143-e13b-4584-8dce-b7a620e113e9


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