Installing PVE via Serva?

ozgurerdogan

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May 2, 2010
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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?
 

ozgurerdogan

Active Member
May 2, 2010
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Bursa, Turkey, Turkey
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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