FreeNAS not booting without monitor
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
#1 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 Updated by Kris Moore over 4 years ago
- 1 deleted project (
- 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.