[PROBLEM] VM stuck on UEFI shell after today's PVE update


Active Member
Dec 1, 2019
After today's update one of my VMs got stuck on uefi shell. It's Debian 10 x64.

Here is the config:
agent: 1
balloon: 0
bios: ovmf
boot: c
bootdisk: virtio0
cores: 12
cpu: host,flags=+pdpe1gb;+aes
efidisk0: NVME_STORAGE:vm-105-disk-1,size=4M
ide2: none,media=cdrom
machine: q35
memory: 8192
name: DirectAdmin
net0: virtio=F2:9C:07:88:1A:EC,bridge=vmbr0,rate=15,tag=2
numa: 0
onboot: 1
ostype: l26
scsihw: virtio-scsi-single
smbios1: uuid=ba80546f-7da5-4923-bdd3-79e398c4cf4e
sockets: 1
startup: order=2,up=90
virtio0: NVME_STORAGE:vm-105-disk-0,iothread=1,size=100G
vmgenid: da373878-b12e-4a34-86ec-71be354eabe0

See attachments for more info.


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Are you using no-subscription repository? Please post pveversion -v.
Yes, I'm using the no-sub repo.

proxmox-ve: 6.1-2 (running kernel: 5.3.18-3-pve)
pve-manager: 6.1-11 (running version: 6.1-11/f2f18736)
pve-kernel-helper: 6.1-9
pve-kernel-5.3: 6.1-6
pve-kernel-5.0: 6.0-11
pve-kernel-5.3.18-3-pve: 5.3.18-3
pve-kernel-5.3.18-2-pve: 5.3.18-2
pve-kernel-5.0.21-5-pve: 5.0.21-10
pve-kernel-5.0.15-1-pve: 5.0.15-1
ceph-fuse: 12.2.11+dfsg1-2.1+b1
corosync: 3.0.3-pve1
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ifupdown: residual config
ifupdown2: 2.0.1-1+pve8
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.15-pve1
libproxmox-acme-perl: 1.0.2
libpve-access-control: 6.0-7
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-common-perl: 6.1-1
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.0-10
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-5
libpve-storage-perl: 6.1-7
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
libspice-server1: 0.14.2-4~pve6+1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve4
lxc-pve: 4.0.2-1
lxcfs: 4.0.3-pve2
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
openvswitch-switch: 2.12.0-1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.1-6
pve-cluster: 6.1-8
pve-container: 3.1-4
pve-docs: 6.1-6
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20200229-1
pve-firewall: 4.1-1
pve-firmware: 3.0-7
pve-ha-manager: 3.0-9
pve-i18n: 2.1-1
pve-qemu-kvm: 4.1.1-4
pve-xtermjs: 4.3.0-1
qemu-server: 6.1-19
smartmontools: 7.1-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-1
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.3-pve1
Can you try removing boot: c?
Hi all, I was unable to change my existing Windows 10 VM from BIOS (SeaBIOS) to UEFI (OVMF). I had to reinstall Windows 10 on a new VM with q35 instead of i440f, and add a EFI boot disk and TPM disk at the time. Then I had to set up my VM's UEFI EFI boot settings and I was on my way!


Good luck!


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