Searching for CDROM.....

jdenver

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I spend almost a day trying to install Proxmox on my NUC8i5BEH3 via a USB stick. I have access to a windows machine, an iMac and a separate Ubuntu install computer and tried all three to create a bootable USB Stick. I followed various methods on forums including the up to date info on Proxmox site, I tried changing BIOS settings etc. and still the same 'Searching for CDROM' came up. At the end of the day I connected a DVD to the NUC and found a DVD disk, burned the image and it installed without a problem, Wish I'd done that in the first place.

Is there any reason for this and is there any other work arounds people have tried and succeeded with?
 
Is there any reason for this and is there any other work arounds people have tried and succeeded with?

Might be that your hardware is not in the certified hardware of the Ubuntu kernel (we use the Ubuntu kernel with some modifications), and it doesn't work properly with the USB stick. In cases like this, we recommend to install a regular Debian and then put Proxmox on top of it. See here: https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Stretch
 
Yes, I thought it may be a BIOS issue by the end of the day, I did have trouble trying to install Ubuntu a while ago on the NUC. Just wished I'd used the CDROM in the first place.
 

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