Proxmox install on Mac Mini Server mid 2010


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Dec 11, 2014

I'm trying to install Proxmox on a Mac Mini Server and I have some problems.

I've failed to do the installation with proxmox 3.3, 3.2, 3.1. The setup complains that there's no disk.

I've been able to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Debian Wheezy, so I've followed the procedure to install Proxmox on a Debian Machine from: It works fine until I install the pve-kernel-2.6.32-26-pve and I try to boot it. I get the following messages on boot:

ata1: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)

It seems that there's a problem with the sata controller drivers, and probably the same problem affects to the Installation 3.3 (and 3.2, and 31) CD. But, if I install the 3.10 pve-kernel from the Proxmox repos the system boots fine.

Would be possible to compile the sata drivers in the next 2.6.32 kernel release? I can give you the output of lspci, or whatever you need.

The output of lspci on the 3.10 kernel says that the sata controller is:
00:0a:0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP89 SATA Controller (rev a2)

I need to use the 2.6.32 on this node because i want to run OpenVZ virtual machines on it.

Thanks in advance,

Manuel Martínez
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