Installation initialization failure: "no cdrom found" (ThinkCentre M73)

verulian

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Trying to install Proxmox on a Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Desktop. The system's running an Intel G3220T @ 2.60GHz. Trying to install via USB and it gags on "no cdrom found":
[ 0.000000] [Firmwire Bug]: TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please updat
e microcode to version: 0x22 (or later)
Proxmox startup
mountinq proc filesystem
mounting sys filesystem
comandline: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/linux26 ro ramdisk_size=16777216 rw quiet splash=verbose proxdebug
loading drivers: shpchp ahci wmi mac_hid video pcspkr intel_rapl_perf intel_cstate gbash_clmulni_intel crc32_pclmu1 cr
ct10dif_pclmul kvm_intel intel_powcrclamp x86_pkg_temp_thermal intel_rapl
searching for cdrom
testing again in 5 seconds
testing cdrom /dev/sdb
umount: can't umount /mnt: Invalid argument
testing again in 5 seconds
testing cdrom /deu/sdb
umount: can't umount /mnt: Invalid argument
testing again in 5 seconds
testing cdrom /deu/sdb
umount: can't umount /mnt: Invalid argument
testing again in 5 seconds
testing cdrom /deu/sdb
umount: can't umount /mnt: Invalid argument
no cdrom found
unable to continue (type exit or CTRL-D to reboot)
/ #


I used Rufus 3.3 to make the USB drive for the `proxmox-ve_5.3-2.iso`.
 
@chchang which setting for the Linux distro did you use as I can't get Easy2boot to actually make a bootable USB for Proxmox.

I did use Etcher for Windows as per @tom's suggestion of following that page and this worked to create a bootable USB.

@tom, you might want to put this note about making USBs right on the download page (https://www.proxmox.com/en/downloads) or as a popup message. It's easy to just pop onto your existing usual USB flashing tool and not realize this could happen...
 

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