v6.1.2 installation not working?


Mar 26, 2020
Ottawa, Canada
I Decided to try to use Proxmox VE on a separate machine to possibly create a sandbox environment for different O/S, or even use as a backup machine with Ubuntu server on it. After downloading the latest version, I started the installation with the following definitions:

> rpool Root device with two 500GB HDD in a ZFS Raid 1 config.
> rpool Data device with two 8TB HDD also in a ZFS Raid 1 config (to be added later?)

The installation when smoothly until the first reboot when I get an error telling me that there is "no root device specified." and get to a command prompt "(initramfs)" with the 'buit-in commands' not helping much.

What can I do now?


Proxmox Computer:
MB.: Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4
CPU: Intel Core I3-9100F @3.6Mhz
RAM: Corsair DDR4 16GB (2x8) @3000Hz
Video: AMD Radeon HD6870 c/w DDR5 1GB
Monitors: 2 x Samsung Syncmaster 2443BW @ 1920x1200x32 (one shared from Linux Comp. with KVM)
HDD: 2 x WD HDD 500GB
2 x WD HDD 1TB
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Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Aug 29, 2006
Please post all details about your hardware.


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