1. First download official ISO image from Proxmox website: https://www.proxmox.com/
2. Write ISO image to USB flash drive using program Etcher: https://www.balena.io/etcher/
3. Boot PC from USB drive and install Proxmox. If you have two hard drives you can use ZFS file system to create RAID array.
Now log in to Proxmox admin panel using Web-browser: https://server-ip-address:8006
After installation we need to upgrade our system. Proxmox based on Debian GNU Linus and it use Debian repositories but in free version of Proxmox we will have an error when we try to upgrade. We need to disable enterprise Proxmox repositories. Open file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pve-enterprise.list and comment with symbol # first line with enterprise Proxmox repository.
Then we can update packages list and upgrade our system:
apt update apt upgrade
After installation let’s configure Local storage.
In admin panel go to Datacenter -> Storage, select local-lvm storage and click Remove
After that go to your Node -> Shell and write next commands:
lvremove /dev/pve/data lvresize -l +100%FREE /dev/pve/root
And the last command to resize our local storage to 100% is:
Done, now we can use 100% of local storage, installed in our server. If you click on local storage you can see entire size of hard drive.
To remove the “You do not have a valid subscription for this server” popup message while logging in, run the command bellow: