OMV Not Booting

  • Hi everybody,


    So I’m completely stuck.

    I’m using OMV 5.10 and MergerFS+SnapRAID for HDD management/pooling.

    I have 1 dedicated HDD used for the OS and portainer data etc.

    I recently bought another HDD and installed it as a second parity drive and ran a full scrub twice over the last few days and all seemed happy.


    I then tried to deal with my failing data HDD and replace it with another the same size.

    I powered down my system and unplugged the faulty drive and plugged the replacement in and OMV would not boot.

    I thought, maybe I need to unplug the new drive then boot and add it via GUI. No luck.

    Then I powered down, put back in the failing drive (unreadable sectors) where it was and still nothing. So then I unplugged in the new second parity drive with the old Data drive plugged in as before and still nothing.


    Now I’m stuck and don’t know how to fix my issue(s).

    OMV will not boot into recovery mode either not matter which option I try.


    Would someone please help me out here?

    The different recovery modes all seem to get stuck on different arguments every time..

    :(

  • Nothing more after this?


    Can you try booting from an fresh USB-Stick with a Debian 10 Image?

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  • Nothing more.

    I left it overnight and tried again and now get this:




    I can try boot a Debian OS tonight. Any particular flavor?

  • If you are going to re-install take a netinstall and use minimum features.

    If you only want to check a live image.


    Use debian 10, because tgis of what omv 5 is based on.

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  • Alright, I have Debian 10 installed and booted from a USB stick on the NAS.

    Now what?


    I'm happy to have a few commands to try if it will speed things up?

    What they do, and what I should be looking for would be incredibly helpful so I can actually learn while trying to fix this..

  • Now go forward and

    • Connect the drives one by one and check them (commands to google for: mount, fsck)
    • If this works, check the kernel version you are using right now
    • Boot OMV with the kernel version you have on the USB stick

    If you got help in the forum and want to give something back to the project click here and write up your solution for others.

  • okay. will give that a go. Should I be using a 'live' version of Debian? Because this version is asking to install and create a root partition.

    Should I just be executing a shell in the installer environment?

  • Yes, if you want to keep the OMV installation use a live version.

    This will allow to mount and inspect drives even with a UI.


    Btw: By booting the debian you proved that you do not have a physical defect on your server, this is good.

    If you got help in the forum and want to give something back to the project click here and write up your solution for others.

  • Is it going to matter if all data and parity drives are connected via an HBA card?

    My main OS / persistent storage drive is the only SATA connected drive


    EDIT:


    OK, so when I boot into a live version I can't see any HDD attached, however I can choose to boot form a HDD in the BIOS boot menu..

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