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  1. CRAZY: I had a miraculous break through as well. I kept trying to use UEFI, but when I made the unRAID 6.9-rc2 image with the Unraid Flash Drive Tool and as BIOS and CHANGED my R710 to BIOS instead of UEFI it booted this time! I know I've read somewhere where using BIOS instead of UEFI for R/710 is a bad idea (whether for drives space, which apparently is false for an HBA controller; or for some other reason, I do not recall).
  2. Hoping for some more details from @n1L following my example format above, but no word yet... The key here is that we lock into a reproducible process. I'm hearing that one other R710 user has been able to use the existing Unraid tool to make BIOS boot USB flash drives successfully that boot...
  3. See also this "working" thread where I'm trying to work out the exact procedure before posting it on the bug report and other thread:
  4. Alright, so this is making some more sense, but can you give some explicit stepwise instructions as to what you did? I tried with both "Allow UEFI Boot" and not with it. So here for example are my steps that I tried (that have not worked): 1) insert flash drive into Windows computer 2) run Unraid USB Flash Creator with these settings (this is for the MBR/BIOS attempt that also failed): 3) took USB flash drive out of Windows computer 4) inserted USB flash drive into Linux computer (Pop!_OS in this case) 5) wrote your MBR image with this command: sudo dd if=MB
  5. So @n1L you're using an MBR/BIOS boot and not GPT/UEFI boot on the Dell server? If so, do you not have the 2TB drive size limit that Dell warns about? I think the Dell support people who said this were wrong in saying the limits affect Windows and Linux and maybe it's only Windows....
  6. Another option that seems to be working from someone might be using Rufus. I don't have the details yet, but since recent Rufus has syslinux 6.04 it might work?
  7. Can you confirm if you used syslinux 6.04 successfully or does it have to be a newer version compiled from the git source?
  8. @n1L and anyone else working on this, there is serious interest in addressing this and fixing this bug/inadequacy of unRAID (see bug report and post: ) Could you please either 1) document the process of creating the USB in Linux with details or 2) share a currently bootable version of the image that we can test and dissect? It appears the most recent version of syslinux is 6.04 from but I don't see any beta here. (Changelog) There might be some new development here: https://wik
  9. I'm glad you created this! The first step we need to address here is to ascertain what the method for making a bootable USB drive was 11 months ago. I wish @n1L would have documented their work more thoroughly! Can you document the process of creating an unRAID USB drive from that time (11 months ago) from within Linux? From the one I had found on reddit it looks like the logical version of Pop!_OS would have been either 19.04 or 19.10 at that time....
  10. I, like many others, need to use unRAID on older Dell servers. After some digging I found someone that got it to work. They said they couldn't use the normal USB boot creation tool, but instead built the bootable flash drive in Pop!_OS Linux on an old laptop. This appears to be from 11 months ago. I'm not entirely sure what steps would be followed on Linux to make this work. I did install Pop!_OS 20.04 and tried the `make_bootable_linux` script from 6.8.3-x86_64, but that didn't work so I opened the script and ran the commands manually. I got to the last step of inserti