hangs on screen: Loading Linux6.2.13-pve

macgro1

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Ciao Ragazzi,
on Dell 720 i upgraded from latest 7.x to 8. and was no issues till the new boot. I got through idrac stuff and got stuck on the one nice line Loading Linux 6.2.16-3-pve etc....
It has not shown the choice to go for the Proxmox standard or rescue...
(access via idrac)
Anyone?
cheers!
Maciek
 
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I'm having same issue.

Had to reboot and choose an older kernel to complete boot.

If anyone can offer and suggestions, I'm all ears
 
I have found a solution:
- there were some uncompiled modules/missing links from old install/hardware. you can check on the menu while the server boots going to the individual entries and by pressing e (for the edit) you can check if the entry initrd is there. if its not that it wont boot.
What you do:
- in the menu select the custom version (the previous one of the current kernel-6.2.16-3-pve (status 24.06.23)
- boot the server / login / apply: apt install pve-kerner..... (find the right kernel image)
- if its shoot some error go to /var/lib/..
- go to the catalog which caused the problem and delete, reaaply apt install pve-kernel......
should work. bon chance
 
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That was it ... Thank you!

In my case, my issue was /var/lib/dkms folder (that was related to my NVIDIA card ).

Once I moved that folder to /tmp, I was able to successfully run a "apt install pve-kernel-<KERNEL_VERSION>"

I rebooted, and now am able to use Proxmox 8 w/ 6.2.x.x kernel
 
That was it ... Thank you!

In my case, my issue was /var/lib/dkms folder (that was related to my NVIDIA card ).

Once I moved that folder to /tmp, I was able to successfully run a "apt install pve-kernel-<KERNEL_VERSION>"

I rebooted, and now am able to use Proxmox 8 w/ 6.2.x.x kernel
how were you able to connect to the server? I'm having the same issue but I can't even ping my server and with gpu passthrough I can't even use a monitor as I have no video out after pre starts to boot
 
how were you able to connect to the server? I'm having the same issue but I can't even ping my server and with gpu passthrough I can't even use a monitor as I have no video out after pre starts to boot
Enter your BIOS/UEFI and disable IOMMU. Then you passthrough and starting the VM will fail. Still problematic in case you blacklisted the GPU drivers in PVE.
 
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how were you able to connect to the server? I'm having the same issue but I can't even ping my server and with gpu passthrough I can't even use a monitor as I have no video out after pre starts to boot
In my case, macgro1 instructions were spot on.

To fix my issue, at GRUB menu, I chose advanced.

At that next menu, I chose my previous kernel version and then was able to boot.
BTW - if you "e" at GRUB (while system is still not booting), you'll notice that you're missing the required initrd line, which is why you're unable to boot.

That line gets created after a successful "apt install pre-kernel ..."

Once booted, I tried to do the "apt install pre-kernel .... " which did NOT work until I did as macgr01 recommended.

Which is to see which folder was showing in the error (within /var/lib ... after running "apt install pve-kernel ..."), and moved that folder to /tmp (or anywhere else you want).
Then I was able to successfully run the "apt install pve-kernel ..."

I then rebooted, and was able to boot into new kernel w/ Proxmox 8.

Lastly to get GPU passthrough working again:
1) uninstalled my old nVidia driver
2) downloaded the latest ".run" driver file (from nVidia website)
3) chmod +x the file
4) run it to install new driver
5) make sure to do the usual blacklist of driver (so I can use the card in my LXC & VM)
6) reboot
 
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