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PVE8-ARM fresh install
***Pi-Mox8 setup on raspberry pi 4b (cm4 you will need to add the appropriate steps for your hw setup)
***Raspberry PI OS setup
***Install raspbian x64 lite on raspberry pi
pull the latest copy of Raspberry Pi Imager, from here and Raspberry PI OS x64 lite based on debian 11 bullseye from here:
open imager, click choose os, scroll to the bottom and select custom. open the image "2023-05-03-raspios-bullseye-arm64-lite.img.xz"
select storage and choose your usb device
click gear icon and add hostname, enable ssh, set username and pw etc.
write to usb/sd card then install in raspberry pi and boot system
once the system is up ssh into your new system
set root pw
`sudo passwd root`
login as root
`sudo su -`
open tmux session (this is not mandatory if you know you have a good network connection to the target)
`tmux new -s pimoxinstall`
install some tools to make life easier
`apt install -y neofetch tmux`
run updates
`apt update && apt upgrade -y`
***Setup your sources file for upgrade to debian 12 bookworm7
check again that your packages are all up to date
`apt update`
make a backup of your sources file
`cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bck`
update your sources files to bookworm
`sed -i -e 's/bullseye/bookworm/g' /etc/apt/sources.list`
`sed -i -e 's/bullseye/bookworm/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list`
`sed -i -e 's/non-free/non-free-firmware/g' /etc/apt/sources.list`
update and upgrade system to bookworm
`apt update && apt dist-upgrade -y`
I selected to allow the tool to restart services without asking me
I also selected "Y" for each request to use the package maintainers file ver YMMV
this part of the process took me the longest so be patient
`reboot now`
login again as root
***Setup for proxmox8-arm64
Add Key for proxmox-arm8 mirror
`curl -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/pveport.gpg`
create pveport.list file and populate with mirror info
`echo "deb bookworm port">/etc/apt/sources.list.d/pveport.list`
`apt update`
add your ip and hostname to the /etc/hosts file
`nano /etc/hosts`
comment out the address if thats in your hosts file
***Install PVE packages
`apt install -y proxmox-ve postfix open-iscsi`
for postfix config I selected "Local only" > then confirmed the same hostname entered earlier
verify everything is current no other updates needed
`apt update`
**Install dark theme**:
`bash <(curl -s ) install`
Disable popup about subscription:
open ssh session to your system
`sed -Ezi.bak "s/(\\(\\{\\s+title: gettext\\('No valid sub)/void\\(\\{ \\/\\/\\1/g" /usr/share/javascript/proxmox-widget-toolkit/proxmoxlib.js && systemctl restart pveproxy.service`
increase swap space:
`nano /etc/dphys-swapfile`
increase the swap file space to 1gb or 1024 - "CONF\_SWAPSIZE=1024" - save the file then reboot the system
login to web interface
setup your normal config as per your own spec (add bridge0 users groups roles storage etc)
After PVE install
`sMMMMMMMd: :mMMMMMMMs` OS: Proxmox VE 8.0.3-1 aarch64
`-/+oo+/:`.yMMMMMMMh- -hMMMMMMMy.`:/+oo+/-` Host: Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.4
`:oooooooo/`-hMMMMMMMyyMMMMMMMh-`/oooooooo:` Kernel: 6.1.21-v8+
`/oooooooo:`:mMMMMMMMMMMMMm:`:oooooooo/` Uptime: 2 mins
./ooooooo+- +NMMMMMMMMN+ -+ooooooo/. Packages: 1140 (dpkg)
.+ooooooo+-`oNMMMMNo`-+ooooooo+. Shell: bash 5.2.15
-+ooooooo/.`sMMs`./ooooooo+- Terminal: /dev/pts/1
:oooooooo/`..`/oooooooo: CPU: BCM2835 (4) @ 1.800GHz
:oooooooo/`..`/oooooooo: Memory: 1004MiB / 7812MiB
./ooooooo+- +NMMMMMMMMN+ -+ooooooo/.
`-/+oo+/:`.yMMMMMMMh- -hMMMMMMMy.`:/+oo+/-`
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Amazing thank you.
Maybe you can enable "issues"? Anybody has a problem with display of the memory usage (summary tab) of a lxc? It never shows any data. Happens with new and resored containers. A time ago i tried on a different server an upgrade from pimox7 to 8 there it works.

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gtx28 commented Sep 23, 2023

@knight-research - I looked around and dont see any way to enable issues for a "gist" Could be wrong but it sounds like your issue isnt so much with the upgrade/install process as it is with the product functioning.

You might want to post your question here:

or here:

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gtx28 commented Feb 8, 2024

@knight-research, I found this fix on the page buried in the issues section:
please modify cmdline.txt like
nano /boot/cmdline.txt

put the following parameters to the end of the line

cgroup_enable=cpuset cgroup_enable=memory cgroup_memory=1

Run this then reboot your proxmox node, and it will show the memory for the containers properly.

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obvionaoe commented Apr 27, 2024

Edit: Nevermind, the issue is related to something else which I have yet to discover

Hey, this is missing an important step, which is the installation of ifupdown, otherwise the interface where Proxmox is listening doesn't come up when you reboot

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