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Resolve Proxmox 7.1 "installation aborted" on SuperMicro with AST 2500

Issue

On SuperMicro AS-4124GS-TNR server with ASPEED AST2500 BMC, Proxmox 7.1 installation does not start with "installation aborted" message.

Details

After setting up DHCP and Chrony, Proxmox fails to start the graphical installer and drops into the shell:

...
Starting Chrony for opportunistic time-sync... Starting a root shell on tty3.

Installation aborted - unable to continue (type exit or CTRL-D to reboot)
root@proxmox:/#

An attempt to start the X server with startx fails:

...
he log file at "/var/log/Xorg.1.log" for additional information.(EE) (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing lof file.
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: No such file or directory
xinit: server error

The X log file (/var/log/Xorg.N.log) shows a Segmentation fault:

Fatal server error:
[1299.174] (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aboring.

or alternatively a Signal 6:

Fatal server error:
[1299.174] (EE) Caught signal 6 (Aborting). Server aboring.

Solution

Using xorg.conf file, disable modules glx and glamoregl, also change modesetting driver to fbdev.

Details

Create and edit the xorg.conf file:

Xorg -configure
mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Make the following changes:

  • Find the line: Load "glx" and replace with Disable "glx".
  • After that line, add Disable "glamoregl".
  • Find the line: Driver "modesetting" and replace with Driver "fbdev".
  • Start the X server with startx which will automatically start the graphical installer.
@michaellunzer
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thank you!

@kipishio
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Hello everyone. I did as you said, but another error comes up.
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@kipishio
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I solved the problem simply by forcibly restarting the server again.

@epaul-imc
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Thank you, that solved our error for our Proxmox 7.2 install.

@pianko
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pianko commented Dec 5, 2022

Not working with 7.3 iso. Please help.

@sirmaxru
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sirmaxru commented Dec 6, 2022

Not working with 7.3 iso. Please help.
Add Driver "fbdev" to Device section,
add to /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1 proxmox

@stelva
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stelva commented Feb 3, 2023

Many thanks, this solved our Proxmox 7.3 install.
I can confirm it works with the 7.3 iso. After editing the xorg.conf file all X related processes need to be killed before running startx.

@raileomor
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Yes!, it works with 7.3, but I only added: Driver "fbdev"

@awberlin
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awberlin commented Mar 3, 2023

Verry good, thank you

@Softlution2
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Here is a step by step guide to solve xorg issues. https://youtu.be/-6fRTpmmuHs

@tomhaslett
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Thank you!

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