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FreeNAS not booting without monitor

Added by stevie c over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Important
Assignee:
Kris Moore
Category:
Forums/Websites
Target version:
Seen in:
Severity:
New
Reason for Closing:
Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
Yes
Needs Doc:
Yes
Needs Merging:
Yes
Needs Automation:
No
Support Suite Ticket:
n/a
Hardware Configuration:
ChangeLog Required:
No

Description

Hi,

freenas will not boot if there is no monitor attached.
I am new to freenas so I can't compare to other version, but I do know that changing kern.vt from "vt" to "sc" in the files in /usr/local/etc/grub.d/
and running grub-mkconfig fixed the problem for me.

after doing some research it appears that this is a problem many have had even in 9.x freenas versions.. so I don't if this will ever be "fixed" but figured i'd post it again in case it can be addressed.

I am booting with a usb 3 stick and using UEFI boot.

the freenas version/iso is FreeNAS-10-MASTER-201611201101-6a5bb3


Related issues

Related to FreeNAS - Bug #38689: Console ResolutionClosed

Associated revisions

Revision bd16a82d (diff)
Added by Kris Moore over 4 years ago

When creating grub.cfg, if Serial Mode is enabled we will unset kernvt variable. This allows booting without monitor again Ticket: #19092

History

#1 Avatar?id=14398&size=24x24 Updated by Kris Moore over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Investigation
  • Target version set to 49

This is a bit of a tricky situation. One one hand, you are UEFI booted and often using "sc" on a UEFI boot means you don't get any screen output, which users connected to a monitor would consider a bug. On the other hand, as you pointed out, "vt" is a big buggy and doesn't like to work headless. I'll have to do some investigation and see what we can do here.

#2 Avatar?id=14398&size=24x24 Updated by Kris Moore over 4 years ago

  • 1 deleted project (FreeNAS 10)
  • Status changed from Investigation to Needs Developer Review
  • Assignee changed from Kris Moore to William Grzybowski
  • Priority changed from No priority to Important
  • Target version changed from 49 to 9.10.3
  • Seen in changed from 10.0-M1 to 9.10.2-U1

I've gone ahead and added a patch which will fix booting without a monitor with UEFI if you enable Serial Mode via the FreeNAS GUI. Will need a note in the Docs explaining this behavior.

#3 Updated by William Grzybowski over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Needs Developer Review to Reviewed
  • Assignee changed from William Grzybowski to Kris Moore

LGTM

#4 Avatar?id=14398&size=24x24 Updated by Kris Moore over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 9.10.3 to 11.0

#6 Updated by Vaibhav Chauhan about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Reviewed to Resolved

#7 Updated by Vaibhav Chauhan about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 11.0 to 11.0-RC

#8 Updated by Alexander Motin about 3 years ago

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