Proxmox 8 with Intel NUC 12th Gen - i7 (NUC12WSHI7), no access to SATA drive.

Nov 19, 2023
Hey all,

New to the group and Proxmox.

I was wondering if you could help, I just got this unit, and I can confirm it is all working (currently booted and running from an NVME drive), the model I have has an NVME and a SATA drive, I am trying to access the SATA drive with luck, I was just wondering if you were able to get it working.

Thank you in advance.

You'll have to give us a lot more detail.

I was just wondering if you were able to get it working
Are you talking to me? :D Interesting that you should ask. I happen to have a really old 250GB SATA NVME on an HBA. Doesn't work for me. But I think I may have the NVME installed wrong and haven't had time to tinker with it.
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Hi EllyMae,

What kind of detail are you looking, happy to provide.

I have a functioning and working Proxmox server, currently setup with an NVME drive, the Intel NUC I am running, is the taller one, which has the room for a SATA drive also.

I cant see the storage on the SATA drive, is this something that needs to be done from the command line, or is Proxmox meant to see the storage and all I need to do is format it?

Thank you in advance.
Look at the server's Disks page. Do you see the disk there? The server is "leghorn" on this screenshot. I hope you're not using the same name for your server.

Then in the next column, click on Disks.

Or, you can use the server's shell (as in "leghorn," above)
and issue the lsblk command.

If you don't see your disk listed, then it's probably not visible to the Proxmox kernel, and you'll have to figure out why that would be.

Otherwise, use the available options to initialize the disk. If you want to keep the data on the disk, you can't do that in the GUI. The GUI assumes you are starting with an empty disk and will help you empty it. That's so nice of it. I think it will ask you whether you want to define the wiped-out disk as Proxmox storage. If it does, go ahead and do that. If you miss that question, then go to Datacenter ... Storage and add it there.

At this point, you can go to a VM's Hardware page and add a virtual hard disk. Your new storage will appear in that dialog.

EDIT: In addition, once you define that virtual hard disk and boot up your VM, the VM will see just an empty drive. I.e., no filesystem. You'll need to put a filesystem on it and mount it in your VM's OS.
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