Proxmox on other Distros?

Discussion in 'Proxmox VE: Installation and configuration' started by VirtuallyMachine, May 17, 2019.

  1. VirtuallyMachine

    VirtuallyMachine New Member

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    For some reason when investigating, I thought proxmox was some sort of greater support & UI around KVM & LXC... But I guess it is an entire OS! I was hoping I could run proxmox on top of my Linux distribution of choice... I guess this is not the norm. Has anyone attempted this? Could this be stable?
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  2. udo

    udo Well-Known Member
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    Hi,
    Proxmox-VE is debian based - so you can't run pve on other distros...

    Udo
     
  3. VirtuallyMachine

    VirtuallyMachine New Member

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    I guess it won't keep me from trying! :)
     
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    Hi,
    you can try it, of course... but due the dependencies it's will be very hard (impossible I think) I guess.

    Udo
     
  5. LnxBil

    LnxBil Well-Known Member

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    You could probably get it to run on Ubuntu as Ubuntu beeing a derivate of Debian and in fact PVE uses a Ubuntu-based kernel, but other than that .... it's purely theoretical. PVE is a hypervisor, why do you want to have it flavored in your way? Normally, you don't work much on the hypervisor.
     
  6. VirtuallyMachine

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    Interesting... To answer your question, it is great because it is sort of a hybrid type-1/type-2 hypervisor; it has the benefits of both. So naturally, I would prefer my base system to be my preference because I would use it. A lot of people use proxmox for workstation environments - where the VMs don't need to be running all of the time - not just for servers. For example, for running OSX or Windows in the most performant ways (GPU passthroughs, etc) it seems proxmox has gotten the best results I've seen. I will just investigate how to run it with Arch.
     
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    Have you tried unraid? From the many posts in the forum about problems with passthrough, I though unraid is the better alternative for running a multiple virtualised desktop systems.
     
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    I haven't thought of it... So now I wonder what is the real difference. What can proxmox do that the others cannot? In short, is KVM alone just as supportive of GPU & USB passthroughs (on OSX & Windows) - and just as performant as on proxmox?

    I guess I saw many people achieve similar results to what I want on Proxmox on this forum (like great performance and stability in OSX guests), so I figured it was the best bet. But if I can do the same think in KVM alone, then I'll probably just do that.
     
    #8 VirtuallyMachine, May 18, 2019
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