Let's Install Proxmox v7 on Armbian

Things You Will Need

Download and Flash Armbian Bullseye

  1. Download the Armbian Bullseye image (non-desktop) Download | Alternate
  2. Download Balena Etcher Download
  3. Run Balena Etcher
  4. Burn the Armbian Bullseye OS image to microSD card
  5. Safely remove microSD and re-insert
  6. Ignore/close the Windows dialogs to format the inserted microSD card

Configure MicroSD Card for Armbian

  1. Open the readable partition of the microSD card in Explorer
  2. Rename the appropriate file from below to u-boot.ext on the root of the SD card

    u-boot-s905 (for s905)
    u-boot-s905x-s912 (for s905x and s912)
    u-boot-s905x2-s922 (for s905x2 and s922)

  3. Edit /extlinux/extlinux.conf in a text editor
    1. Comment out rk-3399 lines by adding #
    2. Uncomment aml s9xx FDT and APPEND lines by removing #
    3. Update the FDT line to point to a working .dtb file for your device
      # aml s9xxx
      #FDT /dtb/amlogic/meson-g12a-x96-max-no-cvbs.dtb
      #FDT /dtb/amlogic/meson-g12b-ugoos-am6-no-cvbs.dtb
      #FDT /dtb/amlogic/meson-g12b-odroid-n2.dtb
      FDT /dtb/amlogic/meson-gxl-s905w-p281.dtb
      APPEND=root=LABEL=ROOTFS rootflags=data=writeback rw console=ttyAML0,115200n8 console=tty0 no_console_suspend consoleblank=0 fsck.fix=yes fsck.repair=yes net.ifnames=0
    4. Save
    5. Close
  4. Safely remove microSD
  5. Insert microSD card to Android TV box

Booting to Armbian for the First Time

  1. Plug the power adapter into the Android TV box
  2. If the device has never booted from external storage before the stock Android OS will load
  3. In Android, navigate to the application drawer > Run Update & Backup
  4. Select Local > Navigate to the microSD card > aml_autoscript.zip
  5. Select Update
  6. The system will reboot twice and should then begin booting Armbian from the microSD card
  7. You should see the Armbian terminal running startup scripts
  8. When prompted, input a new root password
  9. Confirm the new root password
  10. When prompted, input a username
  11. Input a password for the new user
  12. Confirm the password for the new user
  13. Follow any additional prompts
  14. Run the following commands in terminal
    # elevate to root
    sudo su
    # update software repositories
    apt update
    # install available updates
    apt upgrade -y
    # install gnupg and curl
    apt install gnupg curl -y
    # download the pimox installation script
    curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pimox/pimox7/master/RPiOS64-IA-Install.sh > RPiOS64-IA-Install.sh
    # make the file executable
    chmod +x RPiOS64-IA-Install.sh
    # run the install script
  15. Answer the prompts to set a hostname, configure the network and set the root password
  16. Wait while the script installs dependencies
  17. The Armbian device will reboot once the install script completes
  18. Once Armbian boots back up, continue with the following command to finish incomplete installs and reboot once more
    # elevate to root
    sudo su
    # finish installing proxmox
    apt upgrade -y
    # reboot
    reboot now
  19. After the second reboot Proxmox should be fully installed
  20. On another device, open a web browser and navigate to https://DNSorIP:8006
  21. Welcome to Proxmox running on Armbian

Source: https://github.com/pimox/pimox7