Installing PVE via Serva?

Discussion in 'Proxmox VE: Installation and configuration' started by ozgurerdogan, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. ozgurerdogan

    ozgurerdogan Member

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    I am trying to install PVE via Serva,

    My ServaAsset.ini file is:

    [PXESERVA_MENU_ENTRY]
    asset = Proxmox-3-1
    platform = x64
    kernel = memdisk
    append = iso initrd=NWA_PXE\$HEAD_DIR$\Proxmox-3-1.iso raw

    But after loading iso to memdisk as installation starts, I am getting this error, please see screen shot.
    SS.jpg

    Any idea?
     
  2. p3x-749

    p3x-749 Member

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    By the looks the PVE installer does not see the boot-device as a cdrom.
    I cannot comment on using this particular PXE Installer/Server environment,
    but you could always try an alternate install based on Debian Wheezy -> http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Wheezy
    If you can get your PXE envionment to install Wheezy from the netinst.iso, you are good to go.
     
  3. ozgurerdogan

    ozgurerdogan Member

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    It was not possible to install Proxmox from Pxe and I talked to Serva's support desk and got following respond after they investigated why it was not possible.

    It could be “possible” but terribly messy; this means a huge hack to make it work;

    That thing is not well designed from a PXE point of view; today designing a virtualized
    environment that can only be booted by DVD is nuts.
    There are people that say “well, PXE install Debian Wezie then install Proxmox on top” that’s a mess.

    You can tell the developers that today a Linux install must contain a PXE enable booting kernel + initrd set
    including net drivers, NFS, HTTP, and CIFS support.
    From that point there are 2 strategies;

    1. OS install by individual package transfers
    2. OS live run by single transfer of a squashfs partition with an install option.
    All the big distros use these approaches. Proxmox should do the same.
    Debian is a distro that can be customized w/o much trouble, they should do just that adding their own components w/o
    losing the Debian PXE compatibly.
     
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