Witzker's picture

Hi I took the

639MB VM

from Here: https://www.turnkeylinux.org/nextcloud

and get this error installing the OVA just when I click finish and Install should start

What is the reason?

How to solve this?

THX for help.


Jeremy Davis's picture

Hi, I see from your other threads that you managed to get TurnKey up and running. Did you work around this issue somehow? Or is this still an issue?

FWIW, I did do a quick google and it seems it's probably worth making sure that your ESXi is completely up to date. I'm not sure if that was your issue, but apparently, this issue (or at least an issue similar to this) has been fixed in ESXi 6.5 & 7.0 via an update?!

Witzker's picture


Excuse me not to report that I have managed to install it finally.

Is the latest version 21.0.1 (Great!)

I was so happy that I configured the error and have not reported its working.

What was the easy trick I found also @ google somewhere is:


& all worked well.!!


One thing to this OVA I found that Crone jobs are not configured correctly

As far as I understand there has to be put something like

Hierzu wird

# crontab -u www-data -e

eingegeben und die folgende Zeile ans Ende der Datei gesetzt. Hier bitte den Pfad entsprechend an die Installation anpassen.

*/15 * * * * php -f /var/www/html/nextcloud/cron.php

Dann mit Ctrl + o speichern und den Editor mit Ctrl + x verlassen. Anschließend werden in den Einstellungen der Nextcloud über Grundeinstellungen die Hauptaufgaben auf Cron umgestellt. Der Cronjob wird nun alle 15 Minuten ausgeführt und trägt zur Leistungsverbesserung der Cloud bei.

But I cannot find out the correct expression!

Who is the Nextcloud user for this command?

# crontab -u www-data -e

when i open this there is:

"/tmp/crontab.0xw3CT/crontab" 23L, 889C
I do not understand this

con you help?


Jeremy Davis's picture

Also, you didn't note whether you checked for updates from VMware? If not, that might also be worth doing (and perhaps then it might work in other browsers?).

Re Nextcloud cron job, it's not configured via crontab, it's configured in /etc/cron.d, /etc/cron.d/nextcloud to be precise. And FYI, it runs every 15 minutes. If you want to change that to more (or less) often, chenge the '15' in the first part. E.g. if you wanted it to run every 5 minutes instead, change this (what it is by default):

5-59/15 * * * * www-data 	/usr/bin/php -f /var/www/nextcloud/cron.php /dev/null 2>&1

To this:

5-59/5 * * * * www-data 	/usr/bin/php -f /var/www/nextcloud/cron.php /dev/null 2>&1

Note the first part changed from '5-59/15' to '5-59/5'.

Witzker's picture

crontab -u www-data -e

I found this:
"/tmp/crontab.0xw3CT/crontab" 23L, 889C

What does that mean?

can I delete this and do like you recomanded?

Witzker's picture

I wanted to post a link to Nextcloud forum where I asked about the crontab.

But there were errors posting here -  Pls delete the created empty replays


But About Updating ESXi7

I'm totally new with this server stuff and learning.

I did not find a description to update ESXi that I also can understand!

Maybe you can provide one step by step?


Jeremy Davis's picture

FWIW if you are getting blocked from posting links, feel free to change them to be hxxps urls (i.e. change the 't' in https to be an 'x' - or something similar) that will trick the (sometimes overactive) spam filter into thinking it's just plain text.

For what it's worth too, the Nextcloud forums are more or less unusable to me because the pages never load (I'm not sure why but it seems that I'm not the only one though...). So if there is anything from there you'd like to share, please copy/paste it here.

Re the ESXi update; I thought that you =said you were using ESXi v6? I was referring to (minor) updates for the current v6 version you have (not a new version). I've never used ESXi myself, but I think that major version updates might require a clean install? Although perhaps I misunderstood and you already have v7? Regardless, one of the websites I came across when searching the other day said something about clicking somewhere in the ESXi web UI and selecting "Check for updates" and then installing them via the web browser. Unfortunately, I didn't bookmark any of the sites I visited and don't recall any further details, so I can't really give you any more pointers than that sorry... :(

Witzker's picture

THX for answer

I'm on ESXI7 1 update

there is a section in the browser, but you have to load something like a *.vi file but i don't know which is suitable and where to get.

It's hard for a newbie!

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