tl;dr I have uploaded a mod for Proxmox+multibootusb to make Proxmox handle ISO install images.
This article is a brief look at my troubles with getting the Proxmox installer to work with MultiBootUSB, and, a solution that I cooked up to resolve it.
The conventional process of using the Proxmox VE installer ISO is to either burn it to an optical disk (guaranteed to work), or, use a tool like
dd in linux to write the ISO image directly to a USB disk, and, hope it works.
I like using USB disks because they are compact, and, have faster reads, which means a faster installation. But, I don’t like the idea of using an entire drive dedicated to just the installer.
So, in comes MultiBootUSB. I use it because it is designed to help with this specific problem, except… nothing is easy.Continue reading