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    SYSTEM INFO:
    SuperMicro X10SRH-CF Motherboard
    128GB ECC RAM
    Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 CPU
    UnRaid OS v6.9.1
    Nvidia GT1030 GPU
    Noctua Fans
    Seagate 18TB Hard Drives

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  1. Squid, Thank you for your post. Your advice pointed me in the right direction to where I eventually was able to solve this problem. I looked at the Unassigned Devices GUI located in the MAIN tab. I clicked on the GEAR icon and found no mount parameter to where I could change the path. I also clicked on various other Unassigned Devices icons and the result was the same. I couldn't find any parameter where one is allowed to change the NVME path. So my focus changed to UnRaid's VM tab where it is possible to edit the Ubuntu template. In the Ubuntu template there is a parameter where I was able to make the change shown below: OLD PATH: /mnt/disks/WDC_WDS100T2B0C-0...._21146D8...../lnxdsk.img NEW PATH: /mnt/disks/21146D8...../lnxdsk.img After making this change my Linux Mint VM now fires up perfectly without any errors. Now the million dollar question I have is why did Unassigned Devices autonomously change the path to my NVME drive? I never got any notification of this change and I would have appreciated such a notification because it was a big head ache to fix this problem. Is there anything I could do that will lock my Unassigned Devices configuration to prevent such changes from being done in the future without my knowing about it? Any tips welcome and thank you for your time.
  2. Hi All, The Execution Error started appearing out of no where. This error pops up anytime I try to launch either my Linux Mint VM or my Win10 VM which are mounted to a 1TB NVME stick as shown in the screen captures below. My NVME Win10 VM was successfully working for the longest time configured to the path below: /mnt/disks/WDC_WDS100T2B....._2114...../win10disk.img And my NVME Linux Mint VM was successfully working for the longest time configured to the path below: /mnt/disks/WDC_WDS100T2B....._2114...../lnxdsk.img In my Libvirt.txt Log Diagnostics file I downloaded it mentions a "virStorageFileReportBrokenChain:5178". I suspect it is a clue as to why I lost access to my VMs. Does anybody know what does a "virStorageFileReportBrokenChain:5178" mean? More Disk Log Information is shown in the screen capture below as well. I don't understand why it shows the word "DISCARD" in this line of code: discard '/dev/nvme0n1p1' Should I interpret this to mean my Unraid OS for some crazy reason has discarded my the NVME drive which contains the img files for both of my VMs? How can I confirm if this is really the case? Is there a logical troubleshooting work flow I can follow that will help get to the bottom of this problem? Any help will be tremendously appreciated. I would really like to know if this problem is fixable. I would hate to erase the NVME stick and start from scratch all over again building my two VMs. Thank you for your time.
  3. Squid, Thank you for the tip. I have my UnRaid box setup to bootup using the "UnRaid OS GUI Mode". Therefore, it did not cross my mind to reach the UnRaid webGUI from another system connected to my home network. In short, I was able to get access to the Plugins tab and the screen capture below shows the Nvidia plugin prompting a problem I have boxed in YELLOW: It has auto-upgraded itself to v495.46. So I changed it to Production Branch v470.94 and then rebooted the machine. That fixed the problem! Thank God everything got back to the way it was working 3-4 months ago which was the last time I fired up the machine. The lesson I learned here is to not have the Nvidia driver set to the LATEST option. I need to figure out how I can LOCK my Nvidia driver to the Production Branch option so it no longer auto updates. This way one can avoid such Nvidia driver headaches. Again, thanks a lot for your help.
  4. Hi All, I powered up my UnRaid box after 3-4 months of having it powered down. While bootup I noticed plugins were updated. In short, the bootup process came to a dead stop after the error below appeared: Modprobe: Error: could not insert 'nvidia': no such device This is the first time I see this error. My theory is the Nvidia Plugin shown in the link below got updated during the bootup process to a new version which has caused this error to appear. https://forums.unraid.net/topic/98978-plugin-nvidia-driver/?tab=comments#comment-913250 Is my theory correct? Or incorrect? If correct, I would be grateful if somebody in the community helps me with any information that will help me fix this Nvidia Modprobe Error. RIght now I am unable to boot to the UnRaid GUI screen. I'm able to successfully login into the "Root@Tower:~#" prompt and type in UnRaid commands. What is the best UnRaid command I can type into the "Root@Tower:~#" prompt for the purpose of diagnosing this problem and ultimately fixing it? I'm using a 1030 Nvidia Graphics Card for VMs and a 710 NVidia Graphics Card for the UnRaid OS. What troubleshooting can I perform to determine which of the two Nvidia cards is causing this error to appear? Any advice or opinions welcome because my UnRaid box has essentially become bricked. Thank you for your time. Below is my configuration: UnRaid OS = v6.9.2 Supermicro X10SRH-CF Motherboard / XEON CPU 1030 Nvidia Graphics Card (VM Pass Through and dumped Vbios using SpaceInvaderOne dump script) 710 NVidia Graphics Card (For UnRAID OS) - It shows me the boot process but fails to show UnRaid GUI because Modprobe error appears. NVMe PCI-E Card with a 1TB stick to house Linux Mint OS and Windows10 OS VMs. USB Controller Card (Pass Through for VMs) Marvell SATA Controller Card (Pass Through for VMs)
  5. Hi All, My UnRaid array stores thousands of video titles and it is setup with both a Linux Mint VM and a Windows10 VM. I need advice on which Video Manager app meets my needs on either a Linux Mint or Win10 platform? I need an app that will allow me to tag video titles to multiple custom categories of my choosing. For example, I got a 60 minute training video called "Keto Dieting". For this video I would like to assign tags to it such as "Diets", "Diabetes", "Cooking Recipes", "Health", and "Smoothies". What is the best app that allows you to assign such categories to a video using the most user friendly approach and not some complicated approach that takes a lot of time? In short, I want to spend the least amount of time possible assigning video titles to custom categories of my choosing. Any advice welcome.
  6. Thanks to all for your postings. tjb_alt4 can you please clarify what you mean with PITA? Not familiar with this acronym. I will try what you advise. I'm going to go into the XML for the Windows10 VM and manually remove the 222:3061 then SAVE the change. Then disconnect the Vertical 2 mouse and plugin the Vertical 5 mouse followed by rebooting the Windows10 VM. Hopefully, this will fix my problem. Thanks again.
  7. Hi All, I am using an old Evoluent Vertical 2 mouse in my Windows VM and it's identification number is: 2222:3061 as shown below. I now purchased a new Evoluent Vertical 5 Mouse and I honestly thought changing something as basic as a mouse in my Windows VM was going to be as easy as unplugging the old mouse and plugging in the new one. Nevertheless, UnRaid gives me an error message that reads "Can't find USB device 2222:3061 when I plug in the new Evoluent Vertical 5 Mouse. What is the correct way to perform a Mouse upgrade to my Windows VM so the 2222:3061 ID number changes to the correct new Mouse ID number? I have gone to my Windows 10 VM template and I do not see a place where I could update the Mouse identification number. I hope such a hardware change does not mean I have to reinstall my entire Windows 10 VM all over again from scratch because that would be a lot of work. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
  8. Hi All, I have a lot of folder names to change in my MOVIE share. Below is a change example of what I am contemplating: FOLDER NAME BEFORE CHANGE: Close_Encounters_Of_The_Third_Kind FOLDER NAME AFTER CHANGE: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND Is there an UnRaid Rename App Plugin that is easy to use that can batch rename a bunch of folders as shown in example above? If no, what is the best open source easy to use Windows 10 Rename App I can install onto my Windows VM and make the batch folder name changes from my Windows VM to my MOVIES share? Lastly, does PLEX prefer I replace all folder name underscore "_" symbols with blank spaces? Or does PLEX prefer I leave the underscore "_" symbols as is? Or is it better to use periods "." between all words that make up a folder name? Any advice welcome. Thank you for your time.
  9. Hi All, After watching the SpaceInvader One video in the YouTube link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjkaidlZmgs I orderered from Amazon the exact same Samsung 32GB flash drive he recommends in his YouTube video. I then followed the steps shown in the SpaceInvader One YouTube video in the link below to mount the ZIP backup to my new Samsung 32GB flash drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEkgAhFI_GM Unfortunately, I hit a brick wall with the Unraid USB FLash Creator getting stuck at "Syncing file system" as shown in JPG below: Long story short, I had to spend a lot more time completing this simple task due to SpaceInvader One making no mention of this stuck on "Syncing file system" problem on any of his two YouTube videos shown in the two links above. I find such erroneous information from SpaceInvader One to be totally counter productive. Doesn't he test his videos? Fortunately, what ended up working for me is shown in the YouTube Video link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEkgAhFI_GM Lastly, I wish LimeTech would update their USB Flash Creator app so it supports the 32GB USB Flash drive SpaceInvader One recommends upgrading to. Just my two cents.
  10. Hi All, I am running Linux Mint as a VM and have encountered a problem with my mouse and keyboard going dead. The fix is to disconnect the Mouse and Keyboard from the USB ports dedicated to the UnRaid OS and connect these two devices to the PCI USB controller card pass through I have setup for my Linux Mint VM. After I do this my mouse and keyboard come alive within my VM. Can anybody in the community please clarify if the following assumption is correct or incorrect. Am I correct to assume a Mouse and Keyboard can be shared across both the host UnRaid OS and a Linux Mint VM? Or do I need to have one Mouse/Keyboard set for the host UnRaid OS and a separate Mouse/Keyboard set for my Linux Mint VM? In other words, does a VM by default designed to use the same Mouse/Keyboard the host Unraid OS system uses or does it require it's own Mouse/Keyboard devices ? ANy opinion welcom and thank you for your time.
  11. Hi All, My VM mouse and keyboard locks up after I connect an external MyBook Hard Drive to a USB port that is part of a USB controller PCI card I added as a pass through. I have to FORCE STOP the VM so that I can work around the LOCKED VM and shut it down. Does such a problem mean I have a defective PCI USB Controller card? This card was working nicely and now it is not. My plan is to move the USB Controller card to a different PCI slot but I just wanted to know if such a LOCKED VM problem is a strong indicator of a commonly known problem relating to passing through a PCI USB Controller Card. Thank you for your time.
  12. Jonathanm, THank you for your post. I am following the 11 steps under the "Data DIsks" section. The clearing process is going to take around 12 hours. After that is done I will format the disk and then add it to my Movies Share. Lastly, my Movie Share three drives were originally set to HIGH WATER and each drive indicates 80% full. Is it too late to change it from HIGH WATER over to FILL DISK after I add the new drive to the MOVIE Share? I kind of regret having chosen HIGH WATER and not FILL DISK from the beginning. Now I'm wondering if making such a change will cause data corruption. Any opinion welcome. Thank you for your time.
  13. Hi All, I need to add more hard disk space to my Unraid Movie Share. So I purchased a new 10TB hard drive which matches the size of my parity drive. Listed below are the steps to adding a new hard drive to a SHARE as I understand them in my mind: Connect New SATA drive to SATA cable and Power cable. Preclear Drive. Format Drive. Assign new disk to Movie Share Run Parity Check so new drive gets added to parity drive. Regarding STEP 5. Is it necessary to perform a Parity Check? I ask because performing a parity check takes a very long time. Some where close to 2 whole last time I ran a Parity Check. I hope somebody in the community can look at my five steps and let me know what I am leaving out. Any opinions welcom. Thank you for your time.
  14. Ghost82, Thank you for your post. It blows my mind the rabbit hole the error I got can take me down into. I saw your link and my hat is off to you because that is some seriously complicated stuff. 🙂 At a basic level, I used the Windows 10 Template to build my Windows 10 VM. And this template has i440fx as a default. Do you think it is possible the UnRaid Developers could offer a Q35-5.1 version of the Windows10 template at some point in the future? I honestly think a Q35-5.1. Windows 10 template would have probably supported my Optical Drives with no complications in the beginning.
  15. Ghost82, Thank you for your two posts. I very much liked your suggestion relating to changing my Windows 10 VM from i440fx to Q35-5.1. The reason is because my Linux Mint VM is setup with Q35-5.1 and as I mentioned earlier all four Optical Drives work perfectly in my Linux Mint VM. So I thought it was worth a shot to make this change to my Windows 10 VM. However, when I clicked on the "UPDATE" button to save my change to Q35-5.1 I got the error shown below: I can't make heads or tails of the Description for the ERROR. It is not clear to me if the PCI controller mentioned in the ERROR is actually my Marvell SATA Controller Card. Nevertheless, I clicked on the OK button and by doing this it prevents me from saving the Q35-5.1 change I made to my Windows10 VM. That was a dissapointment. However, I decided to try out a different strategy which was to re-arrange how the Optical Drives connect to the Marvell SATA Controller card. This card has a total of 8 SATA ports. So I disconnected and reconnected 4 of the SATA cables to different SATA ports on the Marvell card. After rebooting the server and firing up my Windows 10 VM I was pleasantly surprised to learn all four of my Optical Drives now work correctly. My guess is the Marvell driver update I made to the latest version required I disconnect and reconnect the SATA cables to different SATA ports on the card. In short, I'm glad the solution to this problem did not involve buying a different SATA controller card as I was close to doing. Again, thank you very much for your help with this matter. I hope this thread helps an UnRaid Community member in the future experiencing a similar problem with Optical Drives and PCI-e SATA Controller Cards.