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  1. TrueNAS
  2. NAS-110092

The Serial Install Not Working

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Engineering Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Low
    • Resolution: Not to be Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 12.0-U2.1
    • Fix Version/s: N/A
    • Component/s: Boot Environments
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    • Impact:
      Low

      Description

      Hi Guys,

      I am working on a Headless install of TrueNAS on a WD Sentinal DX4000.

      The systems does not have VGA output so i am using the Serial Console install option.

      I have manged to connect to the device over a serial console and have managed to change the BIOS boot setting to boot from the USB.

      I get to the point where the TrueNAS Installer screen shows up with the multiple options to install TrueNAS.

      I select 2 as the option to install over Serial, since the device does not have any VGA output. But i get the below errors and the console gets stuck there.

      can't find 'openzfs'
      can't find '/boot/entropy'
      can't find '/etc/hostid'
      Start @ 0xffffffff80377000 ...

      I did manage to run TrueNAS on this device some time back and it was running fine for several months before i decided to do an update. I was running FreeNAS on the same device as well in the past and i actually upgraded from FreeNAS to TrueNAS. I never did a fresh install of TrueNAS on the device before.

      Last time that i installed FreeNAS it was a hit and trial as i installed FreeNAS on another system and then just put the USB on this device and it worked and got an IP from DHCP and the rest of the config i did from the web browser.

      This time around i wanted to do it the right way so configured serial console and have things working except the install keeps failing.

      I have already tried creating the USB setup multiple time on multiple USBs using multiple creation software like Win32 Disk Imager & Rufus etc.

      Any suggestion are most welcome.

      Best regards,

      Adeel Akram

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                Assignee:
                releng Triage Team
                Reporter:
                adeelleo Adeel Akram
                Watchers:
                Adeel Akram, Joe Maloney, William Grzybowski
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