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FreeNAS 11.2 not booting

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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 USB drives, but the installer is stuck at 'Booting...'
I'm running FreeNAS on an Asrock Q1900-ITX, and have installed it on a 32GB SSD. 

If you have any idea as to what the cause might be or have a solution, please let me know. I'm hoping someone can help me out.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Are you trying just 11.2 or 11.2U3? Are you able to roll back to a working boot environment?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, Mikensan said:

Are you trying just 11.2 or 11.2U3? Are you able to roll back to a working boot environment?

I have tried both, no luck with either of them..

I have rolled back to the 11.1U7 boot environment, but would like to update to 11.2.

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11 minutes ago, sandhill said:

I have tried both, no luck with either of them..

I have rolled back to the 11.1U7 boot environment, but would like to update to 11.2.

Have you tried booting to a clean install on a flash drive? Could always import your settings from the 11.1U7 and roll on.

 

If a clean install on the flash drive works, then I would go wipe the 32GB and start fresh.

 

Or alternatively for more things to try, rollback to 11.1U6 and then try to update to 11.2.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 hours ago, Mikensan said:

Have you tried booting to a clean install on a flash drive? Could always import your settings from the 11.1U7 and roll on.

 

If a clean install on the flash drive works, then I would go wipe the 32GB and start fresh.

 

Or alternatively for more things to try, rollback to 11.1U6 and then try to update to 11.2.

I have tried installing 11.2 on two seperate flash drives, one of them managed to boot. But I'd like to install FreeNAS on the SSD I have in the machine, and keep my flash drive.. I have wiped and reinstalled the SSD multiple times by now, and have also tried installing the OS to the SSD by using an external USB-SATA connector and installing FreeNAS in a VirtualBox instance to the SSD directly. This didn't boot the OS either.

 

At first I tried updating from 11.1U6, since that was the installed version on the system. When this wasn't working, I installed the 11.1U7 update to see if I could then update to 11.2, but unfortunately this didn't work.

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The idea of using a USB was simply to test it would boot and work with 11.2U3 in case it was a hardware conflict - since you said it did work with one of the USBs that at least demonstrates your system should run 11.2U3.

 

https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/uefi-grub-alloc-magic-is-broken-wont-boot.60782/

 

One of the people in this thread said to try a BIOS install instead of UEFI.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Unfortunately I've tried both BIOS and UEFI already, I just can't get it to work.. And other options I could try?

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Just now, sandhill said:

Unfortunately I've tried both BIOS and UEFI already, I just can't get it to work.. And other options I could try?

When you get the booting normal bootup screen - is there anything else on the screen? 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

 

Attached to this post you'll find the screen I am seeing. One is the screen I get when trying to boot the installer, the other one is the screen I get after updating to 11.2U3.

installer.jpg

after updating.jpg

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What are you using to create the USB drive? Rufus? 

Maybe check that the USB is formatted with the MBR partition style (not GPT). 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am using the following settings in Rufus, they are automatically set once I open the FreeNAS ISO:

image.png.c52965ade59d7ea9bdc90f0a70ad69aa.png

 

Also, this wouldn't really explain 11.2 not booting from the SSD..

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