DL385P Install and congif issues

Antwan

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Hi all this is my first post so i hop iv put enough information here to get some help.

Iv recently picked up A dl385p server dual AMD Opteron's with a total of 16 cores and 128gb ram
Iv tried a few options to get proxmox installed with no joy.

Rufus - server didnt boot
Etcher - Server didnt boot
wintousb - loads install then errors out

I get an error saying to many cpus followed by a report regarding no iso found during the install after its done what looks to be a search about 3 times for the files i even tried starting with Debian and no joy. iv never had an issue installing proxmox before so im totally lost

Thanks in advance
Ant
 

Glowsome

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I had issues with a DL380 Gen5 where it (when installing Debian ( i prefer to have control over how my disk-layout is done) and then moving from Debian to Proxmox as described on the PM Wiki)
due to missing drivers.
I then found a debian BootISO which already had those missing drivers in them ... just cannot find so quickly as to where i grabbed it from back then.

Since then i switched over to DL360Gen7 boxes, where on boot it also moans about too many cores ( 2x 12core cpu's), but it never stopped working.

Maybe you could try going from a pure Debian install to setup the box and then following the Wiki to move to proxmox (Install Proxmox VE on Debian 11 Bullseye)
 

Antwan

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Thanks for the reply, after roughly 18 hours of messing about and trying different distorts i decided to try another usb stick with etcher, and boom straight up it went! still got the cpu error but its up and running i can belive it both usb drives where 32gig san disks one smaller usb 2 and one larger usb 3, even though the server doesn't have usb 3 ut was the usb 3 driver that booted so iv no idea what that's about .

So from now on i know to try different usb drives as a first course
 

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In you using an USB drive to install i am assuming you have not licensed the iLo functionality to mount an ISO remotely to the server ?

I in my situation have licensed them, and always use the iLo way of mounting ISO's remote to a/the server for use (and the remote console) of installing server.
 
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