fresh VM not starting "Booting from Hard Disk..."

LightThiefs

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After a fresh install I am trying to create Ubuntu VM's, but can't do this. I download the .img file and create a VM directly from it, but then it will not boot into the installation setup. It goes into the steps shown below:

showing Ubuntu start install screen

Booting from Hard Disk...
Boot failed: not a bootable disk

Proxmox screen

What is happening and how can I solve it?
pveversion -v
Code:
proxmox-ve: 6.0-2 (running kernel: 5.0.21-4-pve)
pve-manager: 6.0-11 (running version: 6.0-11/2140ef37)
pve-kernel-helper: 6.0-11
pve-kernel-5.0: 6.0-10
pve-kernel-4.15: 5.4-9
pve-kernel-5.0.21-4-pve: 5.0.21-8
pve-kernel-4.15.18-21-pve: 4.15.18-48
pve-kernel-4.15.18-12-pve: 4.15.18-36
ceph-fuse: 12.2.11+dfsg1-2.1+b1
corosync: 3.0.2-pve4
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.13-pve1
libpve-access-control: 6.0-3
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-common-perl: 6.0-6
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-storage-perl: 6.0-9
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve3
lxc-pve: 3.2.1-1
lxcfs: 3.0.3-pve60
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.0-8
pve-cluster: 6.0-7
pve-container: 3.0-10
pve-docs: 6.0-8
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20190614-1
pve-firewall: 4.0-7
pve-firmware: 3.0-4
pve-ha-manager: 3.0-2
pve-i18n: 2.0-3
pve-qemu-kvm: 4.0.1-4
pve-xtermjs: 3.13.2-1
qemu-server: 6.0-13
smartmontools: 7.0-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.2-pve2
 

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onegreyonewhite

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I confirm the problem. Moreover, the old virtual machine can not boot with the latest update.

YAML:
proxmox-ve: 6.0-2 (running kernel: 5.0.21-4-pve)
pve-manager: 6.0-11 (running version: 6.0-11/2140ef37)
pve-kernel-helper: 6.0-11
pve-kernel-5.0: 6.0-10
pve-kernel-5.0.21-4-pve: 5.0.21-8
pve-kernel-5.0.21-3-pve: 5.0.21-7
pve-kernel-5.0.15-1-pve: 5.0.15-1
ceph: 14.2.4-pve1
ceph-fuse: 14.2.4-pve1
corosync: 3.0.2-pve4
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.13-pve1
libpve-access-control: 6.0-3
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-common-perl: 6.0-6
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-storage-perl: 6.0-9
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve3
lxc-pve: 3.2.1-1
lxcfs: 3.0.3-pve60
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
openvswitch-switch: 2.10.0+2018.08.28+git.8ca7c82b7d+ds1-12
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.0-8
pve-cluster: 6.0-7
pve-container: 3.0-10
pve-docs: 6.0-8
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20190614-1
pve-firewall: 4.0-7
pve-firmware: 3.0-4
pve-ha-manager: 3.0-2
pve-i18n: 2.0-3
pve-qemu-kvm: 4.0.1-4
pve-xtermjs: 3.13.2-1
qemu-server: 6.0-13
smartmontools: 7.0-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.2-pve2
 
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stark

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Since I'm the latest kernel too, I tried creating some VMs. One Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, one Ubuntu 19.10, Debian 10.1 and a FreeBSD VM.

The Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS VM fails to start. It just appears to hang after checking for a clean/dirty shutdown.
The Ubuntu 19.10, Debian 10.1 and FreeBSD VMs have no problems booting.

I also don't have any issues booting other VMs that were created before the kernel upgrade.

I've not tried the testing 5.3 kernel since I compile my own ixgbe module and it looks like it fails on the testing kernel.

proxmox-ve: 6.0-2 (running kernel: 5.0.21-4-pve)
pve-manager: 6.0-11 (running version: 6.0-11/2140ef37)
pve-kernel-helper: 6.0-11
pve-kernel-5.0: 6.0-10
pve-kernel-4.15: 5.4-6
pve-kernel-5.0.21-4-pve: 5.0.21-8
pve-kernel-5.0.21-3-pve: 5.0.21-7
pve-kernel-5.0.21-2-pve: 5.0.21-7
pve-kernel-5.0.21-1-pve: 5.0.21-2
pve-kernel-5.0.18-1-pve: 5.0.18-3
pve-kernel-5.0.15-1-pve: 5.0.15-1
pve-kernel-4.15.18-18-pve: 4.15.18-44
pve-kernel-4.15.18-9-pve: 4.15.18-30
ceph: 14.2.4-pve1
ceph-fuse: 14.2.4-pve1
corosync: 3.0.2-pve4
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.13-pve1
libpve-access-control: 6.0-3
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-common-perl: 6.0-6
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-storage-perl: 6.0-9
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve3
lxc-pve: 3.2.1-1
lxcfs: 3.0.3-pve60
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.0-8
pve-cluster: 6.0-7
pve-container: 3.0-10
pve-docs: 6.0-8
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20190614-1
pve-firewall: 4.0-7
pve-firmware: 3.0-4
pve-ha-manager: 3.0-2
pve-i18n: 2.0-3
pve-qemu-kvm: 4.0.1-4
pve-xtermjs: 3.13.2-1
qemu-server: 6.0-13
smartmontools: 7.0-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.2-pve2
 
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LightThiefs

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I have since done a fresh install on a newer computer, a Dell 7010, which works splendidly. Luckily my backups were restored successfully as well. However, the problem on my older Toshiba A300 perseveres, but in another form after a second try at a fresh install of 6.0 directly (this time not through installing 5.4 and upgrading that). Whenever I'm trying to create a new VM (Ubuntu server 18.04 or 19.10) the following error shows:
Code:
modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:586 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/4.15.18-21-pve/modules.dep.bin'
modprobe: FATAL: Module dm-thin-pool not found in directory /lib/modules/4.15.18-21-pve
  /sbin/modprobe failed: 1
  thin: Required device-mapper target(s) not detected in your kernel.
TASK ERROR: unable to create VM 100 - lvcreate 'pve/vm-100-disk-0' error:   Run `lvcreate --help' for more information.
When creating a Debian 10 LXC, the following error is given:
Code:
modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod.c:586 kmod_search_moddep() could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/4.15.18-21-pve/modules.dep.bin'
modprobe: FATAL: Module dm-thin-pool not found in directory /lib/modules/4.15.18-21-pve
/sbin/modprobe failed: 1
thin: Required device-mapper target(s) not detected in your kernel.
TASK ERROR: unable to create CT 100 - lvcreate 'pve/vm-100-disk-0' error:   Run `lvcreate --help' for more information.
 

Jesster

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I reported a similar issue yesterday with an older system. It was recommended to try the 5.3 kernel from the pvetest repo.

The newer kernel fixed my issue.
 
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LightThiefs

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Unfortunately, that was not the fix for me. If it helps, currently the output of pverversion -v shows:
Code:
root@toshiba:~# pveversion -v
proxmox-ve: 6.0-2 (running kernel: 4.15.18-21-pve)
pve-manager: 6.0-11 (running version: 6.0-11/2140ef37)
pve-kernel-5.3: 6.0-11
pve-kernel-helper: 6.0-11
pve-kernel-5.0: 6.0-10
pve-kernel-5.3.7-1-pve: 5.3.7-1
pve-kernel-5.0.21-4-pve: 5.0.21-8
pve-kernel-5.0.15-1-pve: 5.0.15-1
ceph-fuse: 12.2.11+dfsg1-2.1+b1
corosync: 3.0.2-pve4
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.13-pve1
libpve-access-control: 6.0-3
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-common-perl: 6.0-6
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.0-2
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-storage-perl: 6.0-9
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve3
lxc-pve: 3.2.1-1
lxcfs: 3.0.3-pve60
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.0-8
pve-cluster: 6.0-7
pve-container: 3.0-10
pve-docs: 6.0-8
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20190614-1
pve-firewall: 4.0-7
pve-firmware: 3.0-4
pve-ha-manager: 3.0-2
pve-i18n: 2.0-3
pve-qemu-kvm: 4.0.1-4
pve-xtermjs: 3.13.2-1
qemu-server: 6.0-13
smartmontools: 7.0-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.2-pve2
 

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