Need to burn the install CD-image... but!?!

Mattias Hedman

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So my server refuses to use USB-install media, CD/DVD media it has no problem with, so to install Proxmox 6 I need to burn it to a CD.
All CDs I can find now days are 700 Mb and the image that I get when downloading Proxmox is 778 Mb... that will not fit.
I should say it was like 10-15 years go I burned a CD... do can I buy a blank CD and just burn it? Or do I have to buy an DVD?
 
Just out of curiosity: What kind of system do you have (has been quite a long while since I encountered anything, which really is not able to boot from USB)?

Else: You would need to burn the image to a DVD (it won't fit on a CD-R)

I hope this helps!
 
Just out of curiosity: What kind of system do you have (has been quite a long while since I encountered anything, which really is not able to boot from USB)?

Else: You would need to burn the image to a DVD (it won't fit on a CD-R)

I hope this helps!

Ok DVD it is, thanks!
I am thinking of going Debian 10.1 and then install Proxmox.

The system I got is an HP Proliant DL380 G6.
 
hmm - it's been quite a while, but I'm pretty sure that they were able to boot from USB (in BIOS/legacy mode of course)
Do I need to activate BIOS/Legacy mode? As of now it only installs from CD/DVD.
Proxmox 5 from CD installs and starts. Debian 9 installs but doesn't start.
 
Oh I have tried and not succeeded. It doesn't read my USB sticks. Made with Rufus, Etcher or dd. No matter what. No matter USB2 och USB3.

Why read an USB stick? You have the iso, just mount that to the virtual cd/dvd drive and boot from it. I've never used a usb stick to install an operating system to a server.
 
Why read an USB stick? You have the iso, just mount that to the virtual cd/dvd drive and boot from it. I've never used a usb stick to install an operating system to a server.
Well I use out of old habit... I have asked so many times how to mount a iso and a virtual cd/dvd but never got an answer. Maybe you can tell me how and make my weekend! :)
 
Well I use out of old habit... I have asked so many times how to mount a iso and a virtual cd/dvd but never got an answer. Maybe you can tell me how and make my weekend! :)

Yes, sure! That's almost easy!

I'm running with an old Windows XP machine with IE8 (for the single purpose of doing ILO) in order to operate the ILO on an HP(E) DL3[68]0G6:

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Just mount the "IMAGE", choose an ISO and the thing is attached. Now you can boot your server up, go into the boot menu, choose CD/DVD and install the system you like.
 
Yes, sure! That's almost easy!

Ahhh look at that! I don't have an old Win98 machine though... I hope that an newer Win10 machine can RDP to ILO2... That little thing that I need to RDP to the server have never been mentioned before!
Next question though.... where should the ISO be so the ILO can see it an amount it?
 
Next question though.... where should the ISO be so the ILO can see it an amount it?

On your local disk.

The very old ILO2 is based on a .NET component that gets startet inside of the IE of that time, therefore I needed an old XP machine for this. If you click the MOUNT button, an ordinary file chooser dialog pops up and you can select the iso to mount from. I just connected a network drive with the iso files and choose that.

but caution: You need to have the "ILO 2 Advanced" licensing option in order to use the console redirection and mount feature.
 
On your local disk.

The very old ILO2 is based on a .NET component that gets startet inside of the IE of that time, therefore I needed an old XP machine for this. If you click the MOUNT button, an ordinary file chooser dialog pops up and you can select the iso to mount from. I just connected a network drive with the iso files and choose that.

but caution: You need to have the "ILO 2 Advanced" licensing option in order to use the console redirection and mount feature.
I am not 100% sure, but I do think that i got ILO2 Advanced. But I can install IE even on my new PC?
On my work PC I got IE... so the machine has to come home over the weekend then.
 
I am not 100% sure, but I do think that i got ILO2 Advanced. But I can install IE even on my new PC?
On my work PC I got IE... so the machine has to come home over the weekend then.

As I said, I have an old Windows XP VM (inside PVE) running for the sole purpose of doing the old ILO2 stuff. Unfortunately, this is also true for other vendors, e.g. special JAVA versions.
 
As I said, I have an old Windows XP VM (inside PVE) running for the sole purpose of doing the old ILO2 stuff. Unfortunately, this is also true for other vendors, e.g. special JAVA versions.
Thing is that I need to reinstall my PVE machine... kinda hard to have an VM running there then. :D But I will setup that one after if needed.
 

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