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  1. C

    Power Problems (Solved) Supermicro Server QRG-X9DRD-7LN4F_JBOD will not boot to post

    I have a question about the startup procedure for the super micro X9DRD-7LN4F-JBOD. I got a Server form the TheServerStore.com and hooked it up last night but I was unable to get it to post. The specs are below. I connected two power cables, a VGA monitor, Dell keyboard and two 8GB USB drives...
  2. J

    3-way boot mirror is not supported in 11.1-U7?

    To my surprise I discovered today that 3-way boot mirrors are not supported in 11.1-U7 Exception Type: MiddlewareError at /system/bootenv/pool/attach/ Exception Value: [MiddlewareError: [EFAULT] 3-way mirror not supported yet] Booting off USB is useful because it uses "free" external USB...
  3. R

    What do these messages during boot while importing pools mean?

    Hello! I am slightly worried about messages I started getting during boot, when my pools are imported. Usually the lines read - Beginning ZFS Import - 1..n times "Importing ...." - ZFS Volume imports complete However, now I get lines like "disk vdev /dev/gptid/<UUID>.eli" best uberblock txg...
  4. T

    How to install internal SSD boot drive for Dell R720?

    Disclaimer: I am VERY new to anything server or homelab. I probably do not know what I'm talking about most of the time. I have a R720 with a H310MM RAID card that is flashed into IT mode. I plan to make this server into a NAS & PLEX server. It currently has 8x3TB drives in it. I need a boot...
  5. K

    Freenas MINI - boot from SSD

    I am in the process of replacing a failed SATA DOM (SSD) device (after about 1.5 years of use). This did not leave a real positive impression of that technology so I decided to just replace it with a more conventional SSD drive. After following the instructions on...
  6. T

    Reinstalar freenas sin un backup de bootdrive

    Buenos dias, tengo un problema, hace un año aprox le arme un server a un amigo, la semana pasada estuvo con unos problemas y llamo a un tecnico porque yo no estaba en la ciudad, resulta que el tecnico formateo el freenas e instalo windows server y no volvio mas a terminar el trabajo. El problema...
  7. M

    Freenas skips boot menu, but inconsistently

    Hardware Motherboard: Intel DH61AG CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470T CPU @ 2.90GHz (4 cores) Ram: 16gb Hard Drives: M.2 SSD 600 256gb (install drive) 2x 4tb WD Red (unconfigured as of now) Problem When I boot my server, roughly 80% of the time, Freenas will simply...
  8. razaborg

    Freenas 11.2 will not boot

    Hello, As a Freenas 11.1-U7 user I wanted to upgrade to the latest version to have the latest packages in my jails (and be able to finally upgrade my nextcloud). But I am actually facing some issues with the 11.2-U3 system upgrade. I tried multiple ways : - through the web GUI : the system is...
  9. B

    Server won't boot after 11.1->11.2 update

    Hi , I updated Freenas from the web gui from stable 11.1 to stable 11.2 and now the system won't boot. It seems to spend a while here: Before ending up with: My knowledge of linux is limited to any help would be great. In particular how screwed is my data? Best, Raj EDIT: seems like I...
  10. S

    FreeNAS 11.2 not booting

    Hi, I've been trying to upgrade to FreeNAS 11.2 for quite some time now, but can't get it to work. After updating through the Web UI the 11.2 boot environment is stuck at a blank screen, only displaying 'Booting Normal Bootup'. I also tried to upgrade by flashing the installer to two different...
  11. Entex

    Boot Environments attach and replace fails: Operation not permitted

    My boot device has "recently" been DEGRADED. So I've bought two new USBs and now I'm trying to replace the degraded device with two new. This is my process: System -> Boot Environments -> Status -> Attach - Member Disk = da2 - Save [EFAULT] 'newfs_msdos -F 16 /dev/da2p1' failed: newfs_msdos...
  12. D

    SOLVED ZFS Volume Status unknown after CPU Upgrade

    UPDATE: it is booting, but take very long and now my ZFS Volume is in Unknown status :( and i still get the interrupt storm message every second. Is it possible that the RAID controller has not been connected correctly? HP Microserver Gen8 16GB RAM New CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1260L Hello...
  13. L

    freenas Monitor stuck at "boot" but boots anyway

    Hello, my freenas- install stops the output to the Monitor with the "booting"-text on the blue background (see attached image). Firt I thought the system hangs, but Freenasloads an works like a charm! It ist really only the monitor-output that hangs. The system is: OS Version...
  14. T

    Set up RAID before installation and boot off of it

    Is the step where you choose a separate drive to put the OS on and boot from it an absolute requirement? I'm coming from years of setting up Linux servers with 4 drives set up for bootable software RAID and I'm hoping to do the same with FreeNAS. My server has four 2TB drives, but no room for...
  15. hiro5id

    How to create a bootable USB for my FreeNAS box

    I have been booting from USB since the days of v8.x I would like to make a new USB. But it seems the procedure has changed since then, and i'm a bit lost. I used to just download the ISO, and create a USB bootable form that ISO and away I went. Now it seems it's not that straight forward as...
  16. S

    Phantom pool imports at boot - should I recreate /boot/zfs/zpool.cache as a symlink to /data/zfs/zpool.cache?

    My server insists on trying to install non-existant pools at boot. I came across this old post from 2013. The last 2 posts in that thread say that /boot/zfs/zpool.cache should be a symlink to /data/zfs/zpool.cache. But in my case it isn't. It looks like corrective action is needed, but I'm not...
  17. I

    11.2 series won't boot after install or upgrade

    Hi, I hosed my system by upgrading it. I've been running freenas on the same HW for sereral years. Just changed the usb sticks once a year as they get broken. But now I couldn't boot after update to 11.2U1. I have now done several re-installs today to get to the roots of it. It seems 11.1...
  18. P

    disco di sistema FreeNAS non parte

    Salve, ho un sistema freenas 9.10.2-U1 con il sistema operativo in mirrorin composto da tre chiavette usb (allego foto). Mi sono accorto che togliendo una pennetta usb in particolare il sistema non mi parte e mi compare questa dicitura: "this is a nas datadisk and can not boot system. system...
  19. D

    VMs not booting until I VNC in

    Hi all- I'm playing with 11.2-RC2, and I'm noticing that any VMs that I have set to auto start do indeed show up as running in the UI after a reboot, but don't actually boot until I VNC into them. To wit: I might reboot my machine, and if I come back a few days later to VNC in to a VM for the...
  20. M

    SATA SSD for boot

    Hi All, What do I look for in a SATA SSD to be used as boot disk in freenas? I recently built a freenas server using a 120 GB WD green ssd for boot. I got checksum errors and a degraded boot volume almost immediately after initial boot in freenas. I learnt from this forum that some models of...
  21. H

    [SOLVED] Adding USB Boot Mirror: nothing happens

    I have a freenas-boot / stripe / da6p2 boot device (usb stick) working correctly. I have inserted a new USB device "da5" correctly detected (note: I tried all USB ports of my computer). glabel status returns (I removed other disks): gptid/a0daaf02-7e84-11e6-a889-78e3b5ce431f N/A da6p1...
  22. Z

    Replacing drive in mirror with smaller one

    I have a boot zfspool with 3 mirrored devices. 2 16GB usb drives and one old 128GB SSD. Unfortunately the SSD just died so I wanted to replace it with another 16GB USB drive (the exact same type of the other already mirrored 2) But when I try to replace it (in the WebGUI) I get an error that...
  23. J

    Freenas 1.1u6 can't boot from USB. Zfs-boot error 5

    Hello. So far, my Freenas system started with two USB flash drives operating in mirroring mode. From time to time, one of the pendrives required resilvering as the system removed it. It helped. Today I was unable to run the system in general. After connecting the monitor I get a ZFS Boot 11.1.U6...
  24. sami

    iocage pool "disappears" on reboot (11.2-BETA3)

    Hi, Sure this strange issue is on a beta release, none the less I would like to learn why. I do not have any errors to post really so, please, help me out to which errors to look for. I have 3 pools connected to my test machine. freenas-boot (ada1 - freenas) tank (all media) iocage (ada0 -...
  25. T

    FreeNAS setup refusing to boot - help!!

    Hello forum, A friend's setup has just thrown this error and i'm going to attempt to repair it. Could you guys look at this page and tell me where to start? I'm not at the location at the moment but will head there when I have an idea as to the next step. Is this system trying to boot from a...
  26. I

    FreeNAS USB install freezes BIOS

    I'm stumped. I've been trying to install FreeNAS 11.1-U6 on a USB stick, but something about it always freezes the BIOS on the PC I want to use. The motherboard is an older model: Gigabyte GA-D525TUD Atom board, which has some USB2 ports but no USB3s. I'm aware this freezing can happen with...
  27. T

    First time FreeNAS install - Dell Optiplex 990

    I'm new to FreeNAS, this is one of my first times using anything but windows, so I have almost no experience when it comes to anything linux. I'm trying install FreeNAS 11.2 BETA2 to a Dell Optiplex 990 SFF pc. I am trying to use a 2gb generic usb drive to install it and will be installing...
  28. B

    Recover from USB boot drive failure

    I have a server that I was booting from USB to load FreeNAS and the USB key got damaged. Is there a way to create a new USB boot key and have FreeNAS load the existing configuration of the system?
  29. C

    Stick with FreeNAS isnt bootable.

    Hello, when i try to install FreeNAS on my new Homeserver it dont works. When i boot from stick the pc loads the file for 1 second and then it returns back to the boot menu. In the Homeserver are only this USB Stick and Mouse, Keyboard and Monitor. I tryed another Stick too and i tryed with...
  30. Sirach Matthews

    SOLVED Changing boot drive from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 - FreeNAS-9.10.2-U6

    Brief History My FreeNAS server has been running fine, fairly consistently over the past 5 years or so on my home-built server. Recently, it suffered MB failure. Because it was 5 years old, they don't make them with the same CPU socket, so I ended up replacing everything except the PSU, case...
  31. S

    Unable to create boot-environment 11.1-U5

    Hello! Trying to update from 11.1-U4 to 11.1U5 got Unable to create boot-environment 11.1-U5 Here is full exeception log: Environment: Software Version: FreeNAS-11.1-U4 (89e3d93bc) Request Method: POST Request URL...
  32. H

    Migrating boot devices

    Hi guys, A quick background, we deployed a server some time back with 12x 4TB disks, at the time we didn't have USB's spare and we were pressed for time so we installed the OS on 2x4TB (wasteful, I know), now we need the capacity and need to migrate to a pair of USBs. My question, and please...
  33. brettw.10

    FreeNAS 11 page faults and drops to db> prompt

    Hi all, Yesterday I noticed that I had a critical alert on one of the drives in my ZFS pool on my HP N40L FreeNAS 11 installation. I think it was on ad0, which should be the first drive in the ZFS pool. The error was that a sector couldn't be read, I think. I didn't have time to do anything...
  34. Joe Fenton

    Ubuntu Server 17.10.1 fails on boot with 'end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root

    I have had this Ubuntu server running on a UEFI Bhyve VM on Freenas 11.1-RELEASE for a while, and it has been working fine. I recently ran some updates on Ubuntu, but never restarted the server. After getting some Freenas messages relating to running out of Swap Utilization space recently, I...
  35. A

    SOLVED corrupted ipmitool in boot

    I got a dreaded boot volume status indicating that I have data corruption. zpool status shows the following. config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM freenas-boot ONLINE 0 0 16 da12p2 ONLINE 0 0 32 errors: Permanent errors have been detected in the following files...
  36. R

    Backing up the system OS device

    I am running 11.1-U2. I boot from a reliable SanDISK USB STICK that is installed inside my chassis but I do want to back it up in case it crashes but I don't want to mirror the stick as I need the backup stick to be offsite. Does anyone have a good suggestion on how to clone the stick? Should...
  37. C

    Boot Loader on Mirrored Boot Device

    I was setting up a mirrored boot device (per http://doc.freenas.org/11/system.html#mirroring-the-boot-device) after I had a single USB device die and fail to boot. The previous and new device was setup to boot in Legacy (Non-EFI) mode. I added a second (to be mirrored) device, and set it to...
  38. D

    upgrade from 11.0-U4 -> 11.1-U1 : pool fails to be recognized

    Hi All, When moving my boot to the 11.1-U1 my boot fails to be recognized and I cannot even force import it: root@nas:~ # zpool import pool: core id: 630876844513410901 state: UNAVAIL status: One or more devices are missing from the system. action: The pool cannot be imported. Attach...
  39. schoolpost

    FreeNAS 11 | Install / Boot Hang when LSI Card Installed!

    Hello, Really stuck as to what could be causing this issue, so here's the situation: Upon attempting to install / boot FreeNAS 11 the system hangs when I have my LSI Card installed. When I remove the card from the system, it boots just fine. This screenshot below show the boot state...
  40. Garyw

    Replacing a failed boot disk in a mirror

    So, I've got two USB sticks in a mirror that boot FreeNAS. All good there. A few weeks back one of the sticks failed and I replaced it. I did a zpool replace [mirror] [new device name] and it rebuilt the new stick just fine but it gave me a message saying I needed to put the boot code onto the...
  41. I

    FreeNAS boot import problem

    Does anyone know what this message actually says? Is there a hard drive which is failing or is it just regular volume scan? Problems started yesterday when I rebooted my FreeNAS. The hardware I'm using is HP Microserver gen8, 8GB RAM, 2TB+2TB+8TB. https://i.imgur.com/kdhLhCi.jpg Update1: I was...
  42. A

    One Bootdevice is detached, can't replace it.

    I just Updated to 11.1 and one of my mirrored boot USB-Sticks was unavailable after boot. So I unpluged the faulty one, inserted a new one that gets detected. My issue is now, I seems like I can't replace the the unavailable device. After replacing it in the UI I get the message "the device is...
  43. Paul Cushing

    FreeNAS 11.1 Unable to create USB boot mirror

    Freenas 11.1 - I have been trying to mirror my USB stick boot drive. I have a larger drive (64GB) than the original (32GB) and I have followed the procedure several times - System/Boot/Status/Attach with no joy. When I click the button it seems to think for a bit and then the window closes and...
  44. S

    SOLVED System does not boot any more after update

    After resolving one problem yesterday I stept into the next one. :-/ I updated the system to the next available stable release 11.1 (I expected no bigger problem as it is the "stable" release channel) via web GUI. Unfortunately the system is now hanging while booting. Timecounter "HPET"...
  45. M

    Speicherplatz Bootmedium (USB Stick) knapp

    Mein FreeNas 9.10.2 auf einem Proliant läuft sehr stabil und sicher. Aktuell bekomme ich aber die Warnung angezeigt, dass das Boot Medium keine ausreichenden Speicherreserven mehr hat. Der USB Stick als Bootmedium an 14,9 GB, davon belegt FreeNAS aktuell 12 GB. Das scheint mir sehr viel zu sein...
  46. T

    FreeNAS 11 VM OS install problem

    Hi. I successfully created VM for test with UI, but i can't install OS (Win 7/8.1/10) via VNC. I added ZVOL to DISK and install.ISO to CDROM. I trying both settings for boot UEFI and UEFI-CSM, but i can't boot from ISO. What i must change or set to start normal instalation like from BIOS on VM...
  47. F

    Hyper-V: FreeNAS Won`t Boot When Adding Processors

    Hello All, I am currently experiencing an issue when adding more than one processor to FreeNAS VM on Hype-v. I am using Hyper V Server 2016 (Standalone) as my HyperVisor, and whenever I add more than one processor, FreeNAS starts to boot but midway through the boot it starts this boot-loop...
  48. B

    VM no longer boots - inaccessible boot device

    I have a Windows 2012 R2 VM that was working fine until a couple of days ago when I upgraded from 11.0-U3 to 11.0-U4. Now when it attempts to boot a blue screen comes up with the message Inaccessible boot device. I tried going back to 11.0-U3 and I am getting the same error so I'm not entirely...
  49. N

    Did I Find a Bug?

    While testing a rebuild of my FreeNAS, I booted without the network cable plugged in. I plugged the cable in, and the DHCP assigned an IP Address as expected, but I was not able to log into the WebGUI. I took the extra step of ifconfig em0 down/ifconfig em0 up from the system console, but the...
  50. nathanbeach

    bhyve linux vm won't boot until vnc port is visited (FreeNAS 11u3)

    Hi, I have an Ubuntu 17.04 server VM running on FreeNAS 11u3 with bhyve. Works perfectly in every way except that boot will not start on its own. I have to connect to the FreeNAS VNC port (5901) for the VM, then the boot process starts up. Otherwise the VM just sits there doing nothing until...
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