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Jun 30, 2023
I am trying to install PVE 8 on a supermicro X9DR3-F. After inserting the installation USB and powering on the system it runs up until it ask which version to install. Options I get are

Install Proxmox VE (Graphical)
Install Proxmox VE (Console)
Advanced options

If I chose the first one the screen goes black and nothing happens. I've viewed the IPMI and this is what I see a image that is larger than the given screen resolution which keeps me from selecting the proper options

I have tried following the instructions below from other post but in the first cd command the x11 folder doesn't exist

  1. cd /etc/X11
  2. Xorg -configure
  3. mv xorg.conf (occasionally the command before could generate the in the root directory, in that case please use “mv / xorg.conf”)
  4. nano xorg.conf
  5. find this section and add the mode line:
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"

6. save the file and run the command “startx”

I am not a master sysadmin so am not sure where to go from here.

have you tried the console installer yet? That was designed for exactly such environments, where the graphical installer might not work due to hardware/BMC issues.

You can also try it with nomodeset, which is available under the Advanced Options menu. This prevents the kernel from loading any video drivers, which again, can cause issues in certain configurations.


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