[PVE-User] Install without cdrom is possible ?

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Sat Apr 19 10:35:52 CEST 2008

Hi Romain,

it will not work and it is not the supported way.

you will end up with the following problems:

- Web interface will not work as the apache2 modules are not configured in the right way
- LVM2 partitions are not configured in the way Proxmox VE needs it.
- Maybe there are some other issues which I am never tested here.

The other way, e.g. installing the ISO on a workstation PC gives you a complete debian etch 64 – just install the missing desktop parts  and you have a nice gnome workstation.
(But also here, there is one blocking issue: the sun-java browser plugin - needed for accessing the management interface - is not available on 64bit, so you cannot access the console on this WS, you can work around this by installing 32-bit java plugins but this is a long way ...)

Best Regards,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-
> bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of Romain
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2008 9:02 PM
> To: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
> Subject: [PVE-User] Install without cdrom is possible ?
> Hi,
> I wanna install proxmox ve on my dedicated server host by www.ovh.com,
> and i cant run an install on a iso, then it's possible to install a
> debian etch amd64 clean, and install all packages from the repo : deb
> ftp://pve.proxmox.com/debian etch pve The config files are genrated
> during the install ?
> How can i make it work ?
> Thanks
> --
> Romain Fluttaz.

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