SOLVED Not installing from usb drive

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ITGuy1024

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Hey all,

This morning I wanted to try and upgrade (again) from 9.3 stable to 11 stable. The download / install seemed to go ok until the reboot. The server never came fully back online. When I looked at the monitor it seemed to be stuck in a loop. I did a ctrl alt delete and after that I could no longer boot from the usb drive. I put it in another computer and it wouldn't show up, assuming it's dead.

Ok no problem, I saved the config before doing the upgrade. I grabbed another usb drive and put 11 stable on it using Rufus. It shows up in my motherboard as a boot option but the system keeps trying to boot to the raid drives. Previously I had used the Windows bootable usb tool but that had shown an error about the iso not being valid.

I followed this guide https://doc.freenas.org/11/install.html#preparing-the-media

Any suggestions on how to get this usb drive to boot up?
 

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Is the system booting in UEFI mode? Because you might have to set the boot device in the UEFI BIOS after creating a new one.
 

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Is the system booting in UEFI mode? Because you might have to set the boot device in the UEFI BIOS after creating a new one.

It is booting to UEFI. I changed the boot device to the USB drive but it doesn't boot to it. I get the same message that it's trying to boot to the raid.
 

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I'm trying these settings with ISO mode.
 

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wblock

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Rufus only works if "dd mode" is selected.
 

ITGuy1024

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Rufus only works if "dd mode" is selected.
Yeah I saw that but dd mode doesn't work either.

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So I got my system back up and running on 11 Stable. I had to do a clean install from CD on to a flash drive, import my config and thankfully it seemed to work.

My only issue now is that I can't get the system to automatically boot from the USB drive. If I set the bios to use USB, save and reboot it reverts back to trying to boot from the raid card.

Although if I go in to the bios and manually say to boot to the USB drive it does boot up.
 

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Check for an updated BIOS.
 

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Follow up on this. I did another fresh install on an SSD this time, problem solved.
 
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