OMV 5.0.1 on Qemu fails to install

  • Hi!


    I'm trying to install 5.0.1 (from scratch) on Proxmox (Qemu) but it fails when trying to install GRUB. Any ideas why? Does it require UEFI? Any logs available?
    I got 4.x working just fine with passthrough on the SAS controller, and was thinking of trying out the beta, but can't even finish the install.

  • The OMV5 ISO should support UEFI now, but can not test it if it works.

    On VMware with efi boot, the menu screen starts. Start installer fails to find /install/gtk/vmlinuz. live system fails to open /scripts/live and segfaults. live system (failsafe mode) fails on the same /scripts/live missing problem.

    omv 5.5.1 usul | 64 bit | 5.4 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.3.3
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  • I managed to get it working by skipping bootloader installation, and then booting a Debian Install CD in rescue mode.


    If you run grub-install in chroot you get:

    Bash
    grub-install: error /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. Please specify --target or --directory.

    To fix this you need to install grub-pc, it seems it's not installed by default in the beta. So it's using grub with UEFI by default. Which fails on Qemu since it only supports BIOS with default settings.


    As root in the chroot environment you need to run:

    Bash
    apt install grub-pc
    grub-install
    update-grub


    The developers should take a look at this and fix the problem :)

  • Go to advanced menu and select text mode installer as workaround in the meanwhile.

    Ah. hadn't even looked in the Advanced menu. I thought it would just be recovery options. The text mode installer works fine.

    omv 5.5.1 usul | 64 bit | 5.4 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.3.3
    omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github


    Please read this before posting a question.
    Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!

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