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FreeNAS on Asus Z10PE D16 WS

FreeNAS Asus Z10PE D16 WS Install Issue

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Corral 19.04 failed with the same osrt of bugs, given up on it.

 

 

 

Have you been able to install 9.1.2 on the Asus Z10PE D16 WS motherboard?

No, I don't have that MB.   The system I am trying on is,

Asrock Z170, i7 4790K, 32GB RAM, 3 SSD, 5 HDDs.   I have wiped and formatted one HDD to see if it shows up in FreeNAS as available

 

Just going to try FreeNAS 9.10 u2 > https://download.fre.../9.10.2-U2/x64/ which was OK earlier this week. 

will post this arvo. 

Do you know if 9.1.2-U2 has SMB3 share support? 

• Samba has been updated to 4.5.5 (https://www.samba.or...amba-4.5.5.html).

I am using info from the User Guide which has a lot of useful links.   > http://freenas.2trux.com/FreeNAS.pdf

 

EDIT.

 

We can forget about trying to install Corral, the team has pulled the plug, > https://www.servethe...lly-halted-now/

FreeNAS 9.10 u2 was successfully installed.   

This time things went much quicker,37 minutes for the USB installer, 50 minutes to install the OS to the USB.  From the browser GUI, the wizard configured some setting but got stuck configuring my HDDs.

 

I think it went quicker because I selected MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI in Rufus.

 

Copied my suggestions from the earlier post.

Turn off the PSU, > hold the power button in for ten seconds, > clear the CMOS.

Install and connect all your internal hardware.

If available, use a PS/2 mouse and keyboard.

Use the rear USB ports, as the front case ones may not be available until the OS is loaded.

Use a Ethernet cable for Internet access.

Connect a screen.

Insert the USB stick to a back port.

 

Boot and enter the UEFI. . set time/date/language, region, if available, > go to exit, > select,  load Default settings, > Save and Exit.

Reboot, enter the UEFI, > set USB as first Boot, > go to exit, > Save settings and exit.

If you don't boot to the USB to perform the install, try rebooting and press the appropriate F key to bring up the Boot Manager.


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Corral update, > https://forums.freen...s-corral.53502/


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Oh man, well I'm excited to see what they do with combining the features to the stable platform.

I'm going to revisit 9.1 after my vacation. Originally I had trouble installing it in the same way I had trouble with corral.

I'll run through a thorough troubleshooting before I rule it out completely....

If all else fails, it looks like for my scenario as it stands, is best to run FreeNAS in a VM and utilize my OP hardware for a plethora of machines until FreeNAS offers virtual machines again...
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:thumbsup:

I await your results.   Enjoy your holiday.


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So I've tried to install Freenas 9.1 U3 and U2 in so many different ways tonight, and I can't seem to get it to get past the ISA Option ROMS point.  If I change BIOS settings I just run into Black screens and auto reboots.  If I set everything to Legacy I get an auto reboot at the ISA Option ROM point in the kernal.  

 

I just can't manage to get this software to install on the hardware.  Anyone else have any suggestions?  I've tired 2 USB, I've tried different versions of RUFUS, I've tried different versions of FreeNAS, and I just can't get it to install.


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Sorry you are still having problems.

I don't know why the install stops.   As far as I can tell, your NIC is supported, > https://downloadcent.../download/14688

so is the HBA, > https://www.servethe...s-freenas-hbas/

 

I think you can generate a log, for bug check, but i don't know how or be able to interpret one.

Best bet is to register on FreeNAS and post in this forum, > https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?forums/installation-and-updates.32/ 

They are very picky, some members don't appear to have much patience.     Give the full details of the Server system.

The ver. of FreeNAS, and Rufus.

 

I don't know enough to help you further, don't give up though.   Please post me a link so I can know whats going on. 

 

Thanks. 


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Unfortunately I haven't gotten an answer from them as well... I don't think i've found a single forum that has been able to install it on this motherboard...  I've run into a few people who have had the same issue.

 

I've already opened a bug report for Corral, and now I may have to do the same with 9.1


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You tagged onto other posts on FreeNAS, don't think you will get much response; as mentioned, I found them very, very picky on the forums and not all the helpful to newbies, they seem to expect Posters to be well versed on anything but windows.

 

Try posting on the Forum link, https://forums.freen...and-updates.32/


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Gday.

Just wondering if you got FreeNAS running? or given it up as a bad job?


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I've tried and tried with 9.1 and the now non-existent corral, but I was unsuccessful.  However, they just released a beta or a new version, I can't remember which, and it could possibly work.  Unfortunately I don't have the time to do further testing.  Currently  I'm using UNRAID to run FreeNAS in a Virtual Machine.  I was able to get it to run without a hitch with PCI Passthrough with a HBA card.


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Thanks for the reply.

FreeNAS 22 is the latest version, still has bugs though.

Just downloaded the latest Stable and going to play with it, let you know the results in a couple of weeks, > http://www.freenas.o...reenas-release/


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Thanks for the reply.

FreeNAS 22 is the latest version, still has bugs though.

Just downloaded the latest Stable and going to play with it, let you know the results in a couple of weeks, > http://www.freenas.o...reenas-release/

Do you have the same motherboard in question?  I'm curious if you're even able to install FreeNAS on it.

 

Thanks!  Excited to hear your results


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Nope, don't have your MB, minse is an Asrock Z97 Extreme6, UEFI is very similar.

Did manage to install FreeNAS 9.10.04, but took forevery.

Decided to try 11.RC2 > https://download.fre...org/11/RC2/x64/

Latest user guide, be sure to read the Booting/configuring sections, > http://doc.freenas.org/11/quick.html

I used Rufus, accepted all the default setting, installed to 8GB USB.

When complete, > shut down, > inserted a 16GB USB stick, > Booted to the 8GB installer, > after selecting the destination 16GB USB, Accepted Default settings, or the first option at each screen.

When the installer finished, > selected Restart, > Pulled the 8GB USB as soon as the screen went blank.

On reboot, > pressed enter at the install screen.

When finished, from another computer accessed the URL displayed.

The Wizard ran and stopped at configuring Disk,   This due to having 4 drives with various other OSes installed.  > rebooted to Windows.

 

Whole process only took 26 minutes.


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Hmm, I'm glad you got it to install.  I just updated my current Virtual machine system, and they fixed the issue with SMB3 not transfering at 1GB/s on a 10gigabit network, so I'm hoping they fixed the install issue as well.

 

I'll give the new updated version a try at installing on my system when I get some downtime from utilizing the storage on my system.  Hopefully in the next 2 weeks.


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:thumbsup:


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