Proxmox Console vs Graphical


New Member
Jun 4, 2023
Hello, I am not new to Proxmox however I bought and built a brand new pc for another Proxmox server and noticed there was a Proxmox version 8 iso that was released June of 2022. I used that iso and made it bootable. I then proceeded to plug my flash drive into my new computer to install Proxmox. When I got to the installation page for Proxmox it asked if I wanted to install Proxmox console or graphical? I have never seen this before when I have in the past installed Proxmox. I did console off of a guess and mid process my screens turned black and now when I boot the computer up it is a black screen and I can’t even get into the bios? Does anyone have any ideas or help please. My screen also turned black after I plugged in a Ethernet cable so I’m not sure what the heck is going on. I set the root password and then hit next and my screens went black. Specs are below.
Gpu: Gtx 1050 ti
Storage: SSD 256 m.2nvme two of these
CPU: ryzen 5 5600G
Motherboard: b550 gaming x v2
Power supply: 850 watt thermal take
All specs have been tested on another system and work. It was working just fine until I hit next and my screens went black. My only thought is that the 5600g has integrated graphics and I’m also using a dedicated gpu could those be conflicting causing a black screen? Thanks.
Sounds like a coincidence that your hardware broke while installing. Your computer not even starting so you can enter BIOS sort of rules out Proxmox (or any operating system).
Try generic computer hardware troubleshooting. Check if your CPU cooler is getting warm and is properly making contact (make sure you removed the plastic peel on the bottom) with the CPU, for example.

EDIT: The text console is indeed new in the PVE 8 installer:
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