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asked 2018-09-15 14:42:40 +0300

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updated 2018-09-18 10:53:51 +0300

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How can I create an image for Windows 10 Pro? I tried installing it and using OEM-Mode to install cloudbase, but on the first boot after that no user is created and I cant access the machine.

Thanks in advance.

Hi, how can I create a working Windows 10 Pro image with cloudbase? I later want to deploy it via Proxmox VE.

I tried installing Windows in OEM-Mode and then installing cloudbase. After the cleanup I get the login promt, but no user was created (looked into C:\Users with Ubuntu)...

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I am getting this error when I try to boot the Image: After a few reboots it shows a message like "The installation process could not be started"

mhallmann gravatar imagemhallmann ( 2018-09-18 21:21:49 +0300 )edit

This looks like an older problem that should have been fixed. Can you share the cloudbase-init version or download link you used, the win10 ISO version and the cloudbase-init logs (you will find them in 'C:\Program Files\Cloudbase Solutions\Cloudbase-Init\log\cloudbase-init-unattend.log')

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2018-09-19 14:05:20 +0300 )edit

I'm using the example script for creating a online image. I can provide the complete configs I am using, if neccessary. -Windows 10 Pro (1803; german) -Cloudbase-Init 0.9.11 (the version downloaded by the script) -The log-file is just empty

mhallmann gravatar imagemhallmann ( 2018-09-19 14:25:08 +0300 )edit

Now I switched to the beta. The Image is booting - but no user config or network config is applied.

mhallmann gravatar imagemhallmann ( 2018-09-21 00:28:35 +0300 )edit

It might be the case that proxmox ve metadata format is not supported by cloudbase-init. Can you share the config-drive where the metadata resides? thanks

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2018-09-24 12:37:15 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-09-18 10:55:06 +0300

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updated 2018-09-24 12:44:19 +0300


Here are the tools to create Windows images:

You can find relevant examples in the Readme and the examples folder:


According to "The configdrive v2 variant may work for windows guests using cloudbase-init, but this is not officially supported."

Edit2: Nocloud metadata support is in review:

Thank you,
Adrian Vladu

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Hello Adrian, configdrive 2 and nocloud support are working so far, maybe it is the folder structure or folder/file name thanks for your help

alebeta gravatar imagealebeta ( 2018-10-11 22:50:08 +0300 )edit

Are there any builds of cloudbase-init which support nocloud?

mhallmann gravatar imagemhallmann ( 2018-10-12 15:43:04 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-09-22 19:26:15 +0300

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Hello friends,

I have the same problem so far. the config is not taking place. I install cloudbase-init from the binary and this is my cloudbase-init-unattendet.conf

[DEFAULT] username=Administrator groups=Administrators injectuserpassword=true cdrom=true locations=cdrom bsdtarpath=C:\Program Files\Cloudbase Solutions\Cloudbase-Init\bin\bsdtar.exe mtoolspath=C:\Program Files\Cloudbase Solutions\Cloudbase-Init\bin\ verbose=true debug=true logdir=C:\Program Files\Cloudbase Solutions\Cloudbase-Init\log\ logfile=cloudbase-init-unattend.log defaultloglevels=comtypes=INFO,suds=INFO,iso8601=WARN,requests=WARN loggingserialportsettings=COM1,115200,N,8 mtuusedhcpconfig=true ntpusedhcpconfig=true localscriptspath=C:\Program Files\Cloudbase Solutions\Cloudbase-Init\LocalScripts\ plugins=cloudbaseinit.plugins.common.userdata.UserDataPlugin allowreboot=false stopserviceonexit=false checklatestversion=false

My host is proxmox 5.2 and the guest Windows Server 2016.

The system is booting but no changes are taking place, with proxmox im trying to configure mounting a cloud-init device and I set the option citype: configdrive2

What could be happening?


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Hello, can you share the config drive in order to reproduce the problem? Nocloud support is in review for cloudbase-init, let me know if you can test it out (I ve updated my post above where to find the patch). Thank you, Adrian.

avladu gravatar imageavladu ( 2018-09-24 12:46:10 +0300 )edit

Hello Adrian, Thanks for your help The config drive disk has the name config-2, inside there is a folder with name OPENSTAC(similar to your comment before), inside are two folders CONTENT and LATEST in latest we have files META_DAT.JSO and USER_DAT and in CONTENT file 0000. Thanks

alebeta gravatar imagealebeta ( 2018-10-11 22:06:45 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-09-24 19:17:34 +0300

mhallmann gravatar image

Here is the complete content of the drive:

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