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The Proxmox VE installation media is now a hybrid ISO image, working in two
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ways:
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An ISO image file ready to burn on CD
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A raw sector (IMG) image file ready to directly copy to flash media
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  (USB Stick)
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Using USB sticks is faster and more environmental friendly and
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therefore the recommended way to install Proxmox VE.
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Prepare a USB flash drive as install medium
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In order to boot the installation media, copy the ISO image to a USB
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media.
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First download the ISO image from
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https://www.proxmox.com/en/downloads/category/iso-images-pve
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You need at least a 1 GB USB media.
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Using UNetbootin or Rufus does not work.
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Make sure that the USB media is not mounted and does not
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contain any important data.
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Instructions for GNU/Linux
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You can simply use dd on UNUX like systems. First download the ISO
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image, then plug in the USB stick. You need to find out what device
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name gets assigned to the USB stick (see below). Then run:
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dd if=proxmox-ve_*.iso of=/dev/XYZ bs=1M
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Be sure to replace /dev/XYZ with the correct device name.
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Be very careful, and do not overwrite the hard disk!
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Find Correct USB Device Name
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You can compare the last lines of dmesg command before and after the
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insertion, or use the lsblk command. Open a terminal and run:
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lsblk
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Then plug in your USB media and run the command again:
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lsblk
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A new device will appear, and this is the USB device you want to use.
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Instructions for OSX
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Open the terminal (query Terminal in Spotlight).
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Convert the .iso file to .img using the convert option of hdiutil for example.
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hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o proxmox-ve_*.dmg proxmox-ve_*.iso
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OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file automatically.
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To get the current list of devices run the command again:
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diskutil list
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Now insert your USB flash media and run this command again to
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determine the device node assigned to your flash media
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(e.g. /dev/diskX).
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diskutil list
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diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX
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replace X with the disk number from the last command.
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sudo dd if=proxmox-ve_*.dmg of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m
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Instructions for Windows
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In order to copy the ISO, rename it first. Just rename the downloaded
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file from proxmox-ve_*.iso to proxmox-ve_*.raw.
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Download the SUSE Studio ImageWriter from https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick
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If this doesn’t work, alternative use the OSForsenics USB
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installer from http://www.osforensics.com/portability.html
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Boot your server from USB media
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Connect your USB media to your server and make sure that the server
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boots from USB (see server BIOS). Then follow the installation wizard.
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