[PVE-User] Problem installing VM

Holger Ernst he at ernstdatenmedien.de
Sun Jan 20 14:01:38 CET 2013

Hi Michael, 

'apt-get update' is only one step to have a system updated. This only
updates the catalogs. To really update submit a 'apt-get dist-upgrade' as a
second step.

Problems with seeing the console very often relate to the java browser
plugin (the vnc viewer used here is java based) so it is (amongst security
issues) neccessary to use the most actual one (use original sun/oracle java
package). Chrome and Firefox should both handle the console.

Regards, Holger
Hi --

I'm new to Promox but I'm having a number of problems installing a VM.  I'm
trying to install Fedora 18 on the VM.  (I've also tried with other

I installed Promox 2.2-31.  I ran "apt-get update" to update the system

Q:  Was updating the system needed or desirable?

I've logged in to the https on the server with Firefox 12 and Chrome 23.
Both have problems running the management application.  I've tried on hosts
running Fedora 15 and Centos 5.5.

I've clicked on "Create VM", filled out parameters, and pointed the CD to
either a live CD or a full system DVD.  I can start the VM and it looks like
it is using CPU.  When I try to start a console I run into a variety of
problems.  These don't seem to occur all the time, but generally make Promox
difficult or impossible to use.

   - VM window does not display console.
   - Clicking on "console" causes VM window and Promox window to hang
     and I have to restart the browser.
   - Clicking on "reset" sometimes brings up a console window, but
     showing only about a quarter of the display.  Sometimes this is
     in a correctly sized window (3/4 gray) sometimes the window is
     sized to show the visible display.
   - Sometimes, after hitting restart, I see a full screen display.

Any suggestions?

Michael Eager	 eager at eagercon.com
1960 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306  650-325-8077

Michael Eager	 eager at eagercon.com
1960 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94306  650-325-8077

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