can't install 4.4 from USB

Discussion in 'Proxmox VE: Installation and configuration' started by niuk, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Laci1988

    Laci1988 New Member

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    Ok, i solved this way: First i installed Linux Mint 18 on this PC. Then i used this command to burn the ISO for the pendrive:
    dd if=proxmox-ve_*.iso of=/dev/XYZ bs=1M; sync. And worked. So let's begin the learning:)
    Thank you for the help anyway :)
     
  2. Raindy Long

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    Same problem, I use rufus to burn the ISO to the USB, boot is ok but error at the "searching for cdrom" step, use USB to boot but why search cdrom ?

    Hardware: Dell R420/R620
     
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  4. Laci1988

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    It is strange anyway. I bought a new PC, i installed Linux Mint 18.1. I tried the recommended way to burn the ISO for USB.
    Then i did this on the target old 5 years PC on Linux Mint 18 and everything went well.
     
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  5. korkunov

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    To prepare a flash drive from Windows I used ImageUSB.
    Work fine for me.
    Download link: h-t-t-p-s://yadi.sk/d/2pHrbT1p3GB9NB
    (Please remove "-" from URL, I`m a new user :))
     
  6. vetman

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    Save yourself lots of trouble. Burn a CD or use a Zalman VE350 or ISOStick. I never could get Proxmox to work reliably on plain USB thumb drives.
     
  7. isg_itadmin

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    Your best option here is to skip the attempt to install via usb. I have servers which do not have dvd/cd drives and ran into the same issue. I tried multiple usb creation efforts of which zero were effective. The only time I've had a usb installer actually work is when i used it on a system that had a physical dvd/cd drive in the case!

    If you run into this issue, your best option is to install Debian Jessie and do a manual install of Proxmox through that method. http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Jessie

    This works 100% of time.
     
  8. MrValvin

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    ...just select this in Rufus (it will pup-up when you start to copy):
    rufus_2.14.jpg
     
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  10. MrValvin

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    ...and it's not suitable either to use any 3rd part crappy usb-boot-copy-util, that might include malware (I don't trust the alternatives and don't have time to investigate)......so yes, Rufus seem to be the right choice :p
    And yes it does seem to work using the above option.
    Why are you making an ISO image, that's not supported by Rufus?
    VMware can do it, Debian can do it, MS can do it......etc.etc.etc......
     
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    ...or is it a way of making extra money (are you supported by the alternatives)?
     
  12. fabian

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    if you copy our iso directly to a device, it works as intended (this is what "dd mode" probably does). it probably does not work in "iso mode" (whatever that does) because the first phase of the installer does not know how to find the iso contents then. this is not an intentional limitation, but a side-effect of keeping our installer simple. while I would personally also like to a see a PVE iso with loopback support, it is not very high up on our list of things to do - especially since the work around (use a dd-like tool to copy the iso to your usb stick) is very simple.
     
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  13. fabian

    fabian Proxmox Staff Member
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    of course not, and frankly, such a suggestion is pretty ridiculous if you take a look at what we do and how we do it...

    it's not our fault windows does not have a built-in tool for copying contents of a file to a (block) device, that the amount of FLOSS software for the windows ecosystem is small compared to that for the Linux one (so there is a lack of good software to recommend) or that some people prefer windows over linux.
     
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  14. Laci1988

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    It is really interesting. I installed 4.4 couple month ago, but now i can not install on the same hardware.
    I used this command again: dd if=proxmox-ve_*.iso of=/dev/XYZ bs=1M; sync
    The problem is the same........the cursor just blinking or i get /boot/grub/x86_64-efi/normal.mod not found message.
     
  15. XabiX

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    Hello, I am getting crazy with this as I am quite exited to move to Proxmox but after 3h I can't move forward from the GRUB prompt blinking (frozen) or the grue rescue one (if I chose UEFI instead of normal USB boot).

    I tried 4 USB sticks with the dd command from the wiki and with the sync option. None is working. I disabled the RST Intel raid from my motherboard (by doing the opposite of this rog.asus.com/articles/guides/how-to-install-two-m2-ssds-in-raid-0-on-maximus-ix-motherboards/ so in AHCI). My motherboard is an Asus PRIME-H270-PRO

    Example 1:
    Code:
    sudo blkid
    /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/loop1: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/loop2: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/loop3: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/loop4: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/loop5: TYPE="squashfs"
    /dev/nvme0n1: PTUUID="95c06c0c-6275-4c2b-9489-bef4fd0f2f17" PTTYPE="gpt"
    /dev/nvme0n1p1: UUID="ad49efe4-4758-4cad-8e1b-e4e5314a9d06" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="05ad296d-51b3-4499-b629-97f256e4e766"
    /dev/nvme0n1p2: UUID="be9710be-3440-42ab-840c-a5acccf5c452" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="f6289437-9250-4ef5-8fd2-d33118505cc0"
    /dev/nvme0n1p3: PARTUUID="d23c3e46-1b60-4235-ba28-0c7a6f927df1"
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="Neutron" UUID="9921862c-332a-4fff-88bb-f7890028a1eb" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="675afef0-caa0-4597-891b-2bfea2ec0b51"
    /dev/sdb1: UUID="3d4e0448-60ef-43ce-bca1-8b3eee721caf" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Camera" PARTUUID="adf0711f-b37c-49aa-97fe-8ea679aabcb9"
    /dev/sdc1: LABEL="Samsung 840 EVO" UUID="33cc0e72-901d-4ca6-a3d8-25c2cad5a42e" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="1ea721f2-ace9-4759-92d9-7671f5fa9d97"
    /dev/sdd1: LABEL="HGST 4To" UUID="64bb8698-ddb4-42be-b2dd-2bac3555159c" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="HDD" PARTUUID="dfc96e66-93d2-4f10-96d2-dbb309a3bf02"
    /dev/sde1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="ATLAS" UUID="AEF4-37B0" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="00236c4c-01"
    
    sudo dd if=/mnt/HDD/proxmox-ve_5.1-722cc488-1.iso of=/dev/sde1 bs=1M ; sync
    589+1 records in
    589+1 records out
    618477568 bytes (618 MB, 590 MiB) copied, 3,69239 s, 168 MB/s
    Example 2:
    Code:
    /dev/sde1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" UUID="2A53-111B" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="4d423358-01"
    sudo dd if=/mnt/HDD/proxmox-ve_5.1-722cc488-1.iso of=/dev/sde1 bs=4M ; sync
    147+1 records in
    147+1 records out
    618477568 bytes (618 MB, 590 MiB) copied, 0,42106 s, 1,5 GB/s
    Example 3:
    Code:
    /dev/sde1: LABEL="FLASH" UUID="B248-55C0" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="09c7ac67-01"
    xabix@SERVER:~$ sudo dd if=/mnt/HDD/proxmox-ve_5.1-722cc488-1.iso of=/dev/sde1 bs=1M ; sync
    589+1 records in
    589+1 records out
    618477568 bytes (618 MB, 590 MiB) copied, 3,69136 s, 168 MB/s
    Example 4:
    Code:
    /dev/sde1: UUID="2017-10-23-10-48-57-00" LABEL="PVE" TYPE="iso9660" PTUUID="6a19dacc-41ed-410a-af86-855758f6840b" PTTYPE="gpt" PARTUUID="0008bfbf-01"
    sudo dd if=/mnt/HDD/proxmox-ve_5.1-722cc488-1.iso of=/dev/sde1 bs=1M ; sync
    589+1 records in
    589+1 records out
    618477568 bytes (618 MB, 590 MiB) copied, 2,88437 s, 214 MB/s
    Any idea as I am really frustrated and don't understand why it so complex to install Proxmox vs an Ubuntu, Debian etc... usually bootable usb disks are pretty easy to do and here I did follow the wiki from Proxmox.

    MERCI
     
  16. fabian

    fabian Proxmox Staff Member
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    you should use the full USB device as output, not the first partition..
     
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  17. XabiX

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    Arg a small mistake can have a huge impact.

    Merci fabian!
     
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