[PVE-User] Install from usb-pendrive

Bart Lageweg | Bizway bart at bizway.nl
Thu Aug 13 10:36:16 CEST 2015

Hi Dick,

You can buy a DVD/CD USB player from the local store (or USB/ISO from ISO loader) is the fastest way to fix things.

Best regards,

Bart Lageweg
Bizway BV

Van: pve-user [mailto:pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com] Namens Dick Kniep
Verzonden: donderdag 13 augustus 2015 10:30
Aan: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
Onderwerp: [PVE-User] Install from usb-pendrive

Hi list,

My previous mail lacked the actual problem.... (Copy problem)

We have been using proxmox for some 5 years now and I have been very happy with it. So thank you for the effort you have put into it.

Now recently we had a hardware failure in our main cluster of 3 proxmox machines. We could migrate the vm's from the failing node to another one and everything is working again albeit a little slower because we miss processing power.

The hardware failure was a harddisk problem. So I replaced the harddisks and tried to install proxmox from a USB key (the machine does not have a CD-R). The install fails because it tries to unmount the cd which is not there....

I found some posts about this problem and they basically suggest to run the installer in debug mode and when it fails chroot the iso to /mnt and run sbin/unconfigured.sh.

However when I try this I get the message "Exec format error" and the installer will not run. Any ideas how I can work around this?

Met vriendelijke groet,
Dick Kniep
Lindix BV
tel. 036-5215580
mob. 06-50991858
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