installation stuck in GRUB


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Mar 2, 2024
Hi all.
I'm new to Proxmox and I wanted to install it on my old DELL T610 server before installing it on one of my production environment servers (DELL T140).
I followed the instructions on to setup the USB, but as I booted from it, it got stuck with a GRUB prompt. I couldn't anything but reboot. So I've set it up again and again but the result was the same.
The file I used, is proxmox-ve_8.1-2.iso
I'm pretty sure it's a layer 8 problem, but I couldn't figure out what exactly I'm doing wrong here.
I hope some of you guys could help me out.


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A slow USB and USB port can cause this delay. One time I have seen this happening, installation continued after 35 minutes. The USB drive had an activity LED on it. It was continuously flickering indicating some activity. If the USB drive is faulty, that will cause extended delay as well. The reason I let it go and waited for so long, there were no other option in this particular situation.

Usually, installation of Proxmox via USB flash drive causes no issue. I use Rufus to prepare USB with ISO. Never had any issue.
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