Reinstall of OMV 5 with existing data disks: unable to boot

  • Hey all!

    I've been using OMV 4 for a very long time and deemed it time to upgrade to 5. Unfortunately I keep going in a loop where the system ends in a non-bootable state and I honestly don't know what to do next. I hope one of you can point me in the right direction. Here's what I did:

    - shutdown my system, disconnect my data drives (5 disk RAID5)

    - boot from IODD drive in Virtual CD-ROM mode with omv5 install iso

    - install OMV5, reboot

    - OMV5 works fine at this point

    - shut down system, reconnect data drives

    - at this point my system can't find a boot device. Bootorder is set to the correct drive, all other drives are disabled in the boot order.

    - disconnecting the data drives does not solve the issue, system doesn't boot

    - when I boot from a rEFInd iso I can select the drive and OMV boots

    - tried to update-grub once it boots using rEFInd: no dice

    - tried the suggestion I found in the forum (No boot device after initial install on HP T620 - General - openmediavault) which is:
               mkdir /boot/efi/EFI/boot
    cp /boot/efi/EFI/debian/grubx64.efi /boot/efi/EFI/boot/bootx64.efi

    I searched high and low but I'm out of options it seems (or I'm not very good at finding). Does anyone have an idea how to fix this?

    Much appreciated!


  • jhn-ts

    Changed the title of the thread from “Reinstall of OMV 5 with existing disks: unable to boot” to “Reinstall of OMV 5 with existing data disks: unable to boot”.
  • More drama, but I won't quit ;)

    Installing Debian 10 works, reboots, updates, and more reboots: system keeps running fine with and without the data drives.

    Installing OMV 5 on top of that using the instructions from this forum works fine too, but once I restart the machine it no longer finds an OS. Could it be the OMV install is somehow messing with the bootloader?

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