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Proxmox - Download ISOs

After having installed proxmox, you immediately want to go to the web panel and start creating some KVM guests. Unfortunately, there are no ISO files to create the guests from by default. However, you can just follow these easy steps to download them.


SSH into your proxmox server.

ssh root@my-proxmox-server-hostname-or-ip

Navigate to the relevant folder where we should store our ISO files

cd /var/lib/vz/template/iso

This is the path for the default storage location. If you have other storage locations, turn on "iso" in the capabilities, and it will create the relevant template/iso folder in that drive, that you should store the ISO file within.

Use wget to download the relevant ISO file. The example below will download the Ubuntu 18.04 server ISO.

wget -O ubuntu-18.04-live-server.iso

Debian 12

wget -O debian-12-mini.iso

Debian 11

wget -O debian-11-mini.iso

Debian 10

wget -O debian-10-mini.iso

Debian 9

Alternatively, here is Debian 9 net installer if you wish to use that instead.

wget -O debian-9-mini.iso
Last updated: 23rd June 2023
First published: 15th November 2018