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  1. There seem to be a lot of problems with the front-end for this image: - The "search" button on the ebooks/audiobooks page doesn't do anything, just refreshes the page - The search box on the "series" page returns a 404 because the URL parameter is called "searchbox" (manually changing the URL to use "name" seems to work) - Changing of the "status" dropdowns on the manage page seems to just refresh the page and only ever show things in the "wanted" state Anyone else seeing this? I don't see any js errors in my console and the behavior is the same between Firefox and Chrome.
  2. This is maybe a dumb question, I just can't remember. Is the source code for videosort/VideoSort.py included in this docker image, or is it something that is downloaded and installed separately from the docker image itself? (I installed nzbget a long time ago and several versions of Unraid back, so I honestly can't remember.) If it's in the image it should be patchable (by running it through the 2to3 script as @Merson suggested, at a minimum). If not, does anyone have a link to wherever the official source is, or else an alternative script written in Python 3? The reason for my question is that I'm also getting the same "VideoSort: SyntaxError: invalid syntax" failure messages. I tried adding the ".py=whatever" line and that didn't fix it, which makes sense now that I'm thinking about it since there isn't a python2 binary anywhere in the image that could execute the videosort file. From the error message, I'm guessing all that needs to be done is changing the "<>" operators to "!=" (as "<>" was deprecated in python3, and presumably removed in whatever point release the base image was updated to recently).
  3. Hi all, I have a question. I've got a machine that I put together back in 2016 which used this now-discontinued 660W PSU, the Seasonic SS-660XP2. The PSU recently failed, and I'm wondering if I might have been running too much hardware on it. When I first set this up, it was running 4 WD Reds (6GB) plus a NVidia GeForce GTX 970 (not used often, just for gaming in a VM). Everything worked fine. Then a while back my motherboard failed and I wound up uninstalling the GPU. Recently after a disk failure I decided to add in a 5th HDD and pop the GPU back in. I started it up and everything seemed to be working fine, but then after several days of happiness it just shut down, and refused to POST, and after a bit of troubleshooting I realized the PSU had failed. I've RMAed the power supply, but I'm wondering if I might have been hovering just on the edge of how much power I needed, and if adding in the 5th HDD might have pushed it over the edge and caused the PSU to fail. So I thought I'd get some advice. Does 660W sound like a big enough power supply for that amount of hardware? Should I upgrade to a beefier model now and save whatever replacement Seasonic sends me for a different machine?
  4. I'm seeing something (maybe) similar, but I gave up on it after about 5 minutes assuming it was frozen. However, I can boot into GUI mode and everything works fine, boot takes maybe a minute or so. I had similar problems with 6.3.2: the GUI mode booted up with no problems but everything would hang when I tried to boot into headless mode. For 6.3.2 I was able to fix this problem via a firmware upgrade of my ASRock motherboard. For 6.3.3 I'm again unable to boot headless - the terminal prints "Loading bzImage... ok" and then it seems to freeze up, no response from the NIC or the keyboard (even ctrl-alt-delete). [EDIT, 6 months later: I upgraded to unRaid 6.5.2 and this problem went away!]
  5. Ok, so I updated my firmware BIOS to version 7.30 and was able to boot up normally in non-GUI mode again. Not sure what the deal is, but everything seems to be kosher now. Thanks for the advice! (Also I have an ASRock board, not an Asus one, just for the record.)
  6. Just to confirm, I also see these same checksums on my Asus Z170 board, and my syslinux.cfg is the same as the one @JonUKRed posted above (and I'm also not able to boot into non-GUI mode). Don't have time for a BIOS upgrade now but I'll try it sometime in the next few days and report back.
  7. After upgrading from 6.3.1 I'm seeing some odd behavior where I can boot into GUI mode, but when I try to boot into regular (OS) mode the server freezes after it loads /bzImage and is not pingable. I run headless most of the time with my monitor plugged into a different GUI card for VMs, so this isn't ideal. Anything I can try to diagnose this?
  8. I had the exact same issue upgrading from rc3 to rc4. I didn't change anything explicitly, bt when I went to my WM settings, I found that there were two sound cards being passed through - the onboard one and the GPU one. I disabled the onboard one (set "first sound card" to the GPU sound card and the second to "none") and then I was able to boot my VM as before, and sound (through HDMI) works fine again.
  9. Aha - so after digging around a little more, I realized I can just make a separate vdisk image to pass into Windows, so I did that instead. It's not really as good as using a share since I need to specify the image size manually and then I lose that space out of my cache, but it's good enough for my purposes and once I had mounted the image in Windows and done an NTFS format, I was able to get the installer to use it correctly.
  10. Just as an addendum to this, I have just tried unsuccessfully to solve the problem by doing this: Added a "windows" user in unRaid Set the SMB security on both shares to "secure" From the Windows VM, disconnected both shares and rebooted Reconnected to the shares from Windows and using the "windows" user and password to connect Verified that I could still write files to the drives Tried the installer again. No dice - same behavior as above. On the unRaid box, did "chown -R windows" on both of the shares, then rebooted Windows and tried again - still no dice. I'm beginning to wonder if I've run into a weird bug in Inno Setup or something. Is there any way to just pass a user share into the Windows VM as a virtual disk from unRaid (as I am able to do with Docker images)?
  11. Hi! I've got a Win 10 VM set up with unRaid 6.2b20 and most things are working really well. I've got the main OS installed on a 30GB vdisk on my cache drive and it boots up just fine. Then inside the OS I have mapped two network shares for storing games (G:) and data (U:) respectively. I set up these shares in unRaid in the usual way and didn't change any defaults (save for marking the Games one as cache-only). I installed Steam and had it set up with a games library on the G: drive and have been able to download and run my games through the client that way and everything works great. However, after getting a game from Gog it seems as though it's unable to install itself to that network share for some reason. What I've seen in both the Gog installer, and a few other installers I've tried to use, is that when the dialog box pops up asking where to install the files, neither one of my two network shares is available as a target. When I try to select one I get an error message saying "Location is unavailable": The mysterious thing is that this seems to be the only context in which I don't have complete control over the share. I can create folders, delete stuff, etc with no problem, and as I said earlier Steam works fine. Is there something I didn't set up correctly regarding users and shares, either on the unRaid server or the Windows client? Anyone else seen this behavior?
  12. Oops, just realized I actually forgot to post this... Cool, makes sense. If that's the case your stock fan should be fine. For my build I'm running a Windows VM for gaming, and the PC is in my office right next to my desk, so having low noise was more important to me. I don't generally watch movies in the office, for that I'm running Plex media server on the unRaid box and then using a ChromeCast in the living room for playback most of the time, which works great but I kind of miss having a more traditional remote-control experience. My old setup was Kodi running on a mac mini going directly to the TV. I do have a raspberry pi for playback; it works fine using OSMC and just reading off of my SMB shares, but I'm trying to set it up with the Kodi Emby plugin so it doesn't need to rescan the shares whenever new stuff gets added.
  13. Ok, yeah, using the 8.1 drivers from 0.1.105 was able to get me up and running and I completed the install without any hitches following the instructions in the YouTube video. (For my setup I also needed to mess with my BIOS so that it uses the integrated GPU for the host OS rather than the external video card I'm passing through, but I'm not actually sure that's a requirement.) In case it's helpful, I'll paste the XML used for the VM below. <domain type='kvm'> <name>Windows 10</name> <uuid>4e4f9451-b000-546c-e32d-321632571701</uuid> <metadata> <vmtemplate xmlns="unraid" name="Windows 10" icon="windows.png" os="windows10"/> </metadata> <memory unit='KiB'>16777216</memory> <currentMemory unit='KiB'>16777216</currentMemory> <memoryBacking> <nosharepages/> <locked/> </memoryBacking> <vcpu placement='static'>6</vcpu> <cputune> <vcpupin vcpu='0' cpuset='0'/> <vcpupin vcpu='1' cpuset='1'/> <vcpupin vcpu='2' cpuset='2'/> <vcpupin vcpu='3' cpuset='3'/> <vcpupin vcpu='4' cpuset='4'/> <vcpupin vcpu='5' cpuset='5'/> </cputune> <os> <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-i440fx-2.5'>hvm</type> <loader readonly='yes' type='pflash'>/usr/share/qemu/ovmf-x64/OVMF_CODE-pure-efi.fd</loader> <nvram>/etc/libvirt/qemu/nvram/4e4f9451-b000-546c-e32d-321632571701_VARS-pure-efi.fd</nvram> </os> <features> <acpi/> <apic/> <hyperv> <relaxed state='on'/> <vapic state='on'/> <spinlocks state='on' retries='8191'/> <vendor id='none'/> </hyperv> </features> <cpu mode='host-passthrough'> <topology sockets='1' cores='3' threads='2'/> </cpu> <clock offset='localtime'> <timer name='hypervclock' present='yes'/> <timer name='hpet' present='no'/> </clock> <on_poweroff>destroy</on_poweroff> <on_reboot>restart</on_reboot> <on_crash>restart</on_crash> <devices> <emulator>/usr/local/sbin/qemu</emulator> <disk type='file' device='disk'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='writeback'/> <source file='/mnt/cache/vdisks/Windows 10/vdisk1.img'/> <target dev='hdc' bus='virtio'/> <boot order='1'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x04' function='0x0'/> </disk> <disk type='file' device='cdrom'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/> <source file='/mnt/user/ISOs/Win10_1511_1_English_x64.iso'/> <target dev='hda' bus='ide'/> <readonly/> <boot order='2'/> <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/> </disk> <disk type='file' device='cdrom'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw'/> <source file='/mnt/user/ISOs/virtio-win-0.1.105.iso'/> <target dev='hdb' bus='ide'/> <readonly/> <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='1'/> </disk> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-ehci1'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x7'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci1'> <master startport='0'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x0' multifunction='on'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci2'> <master startport='2'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x1'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci3'> <master startport='4'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x2'/> </controller> <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pci-root'/> <controller type='ide' index='0'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x1'/> </controller> <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/> </controller> <interface type='bridge'> <mac address='52:54:00:ca:ec:69'/> <source bridge='br0'/> <model type='virtio'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x0'/> </interface> <serial type='pty'> <target port='0'/> </serial> <console type='pty'> <target type='serial' port='0'/> </console> <channel type='unix'> <source mode='connect'/> <target type='virtio' name='org.qemu.guest_agent.0'/> <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='1'/> </channel> <hostdev mode='subsystem' type='pci' managed='yes'> <driver name='vfio'/> <source> <address domain='0x0000' bus='0x01' slot='0x00' function='0x0'/> </source> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x05' function='0x0'/> </hostdev> <hostdev mode='subsystem' type='pci' managed='yes'> <driver name='vfio'/> <source> <address domain='0x0000' bus='0x01' slot='0x00' function='0x1'/> </source> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x06' function='0x0'/> </hostdev> <hostdev mode='subsystem' type='usb' managed='no'> <source> <vendor id='0x099a'/> <product id='0x7202'/> </source> </hostdev> <memballoon model='virtio'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x08' function='0x0'/> </memballoon> </devices> </domain>
  14. Aha - I was able to make some progress by using the Win8.1 drivers from virtio-win-0.1.105.iso - I've at least got to the part where the drivers install and I'm able to select the vdisk to install to now. Progress! I was not able to use any of the following virtio ISOs: virtio-win-0.1.102.iso virtio-win-0.1.112-1.iso virtio-win-0.1.113.iso
  15. I'm seeing this issue as well running the built-in Windows 10 template in unRaid 6.2b18. I've tried virtio-win-0.1.112-1.iso (win10/amd64 folder) and virtio-win-0.1.102.iso (win8.1/amd64 folder). I get the same behavior as described: the drivers don't show up as "compatible," and if I install them anyways Win 10 can't find any media to install on. I'm giving the VM 16GB of RAM and 6 cores. One thing I've noticed is that my install screens are slightly different from the ones in this youtube video showing a Win10 install on unRaid (I have an option saying "I don't have a product key" instead of a "Skip" button, for instance). The Windows ISO I'm using is Win10_1511_1_English_x64.iso.
  16. I was able to get farther with this by setting up the onboard GPU to be the main display in my BIOS instead of the external GTX 970 video card. After rebooting, when I passed the external card to the VM it wound up displaying Windows. (Now I'm having trouble with getting the VirtIO drivers to load, but that's a separate issue.) At the same time I changed out the video cable I was using to connect, possibly that made a difference too?
  17. Nice! I like the cabinet. What is controlling the two fans on the back of it?
  18. One thing you might want to seriously consider for HTPC use is an aftermarket CPU cooler. I'm running a Skylake i7-6700, with a nominally lower TDP than yours, in a very similar case (define r5), and I thought I'd be able to get away with the stock cooler, but the thing put out a tremendous amount of fan noise. I replaced it with a Noctua NH-U9S (about $60 at NewEgg) and the difference was night and day - I get a very low hum from the cooler but it's usually not noticeable. YMMV... I didn't spend much time in the BIOS trying to tweak the fan settings, so possibly I could have got it to go quieter without needing to go aftermarket, but I'm very happy with the Noctua. You can always buy it later too if the fan noise bugs you, it was really easy to install in the r5 case and I didn't need to pull out the motherboard or anything like that.
  19. I have barely had time to debug it, but I'm seeing a similar issue with a similar system - I have a Core i7-6700, ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ motherboard, and an Asus Strix GTX 970, running unRaid 6.2b18. I've got the BIOS set to use the discrete GPU rather than the internal one on boot, and I've also got IOMMU and HVM enabled in the BIOS. I can see the text-mode console output from unRaid on boot, but as soon as I start the Win 10 VM to install it, I get a black screen and nothing else. [Edit: forgot to add that I'm using the default "Windows 10" VM template that's included with unRaid 6.2b18 and I haven't messed with the config. I'm passing in 6 cores and about 20GB of RAM to the VM.] One thing that occurred to me was that I might need to switch cables or something, as I'm using fairly old HDMI ones - I have a monitor being shipped to me and was planning to experiment with using the DisplayPort interface on the GPU instead once that arrives. I'll follow-up with any info if I discover anything. Are there logs or anything inside unRaid that I can look at to help diagnose the problem?
  20. As luck would have it, this board just went on sale at NewEgg for $200 with a $30 mail-in rebate, I've just ordered it. Harblar, just curious if there's a drive/port setup you would recommend for this - like, is it preferable to use the built-in Z170 ports for parity/cache drives versus the ones on the ASMedia controller? Also, thanks for the warning about the BIOS, hopefully an update will become available.
  21. I've been looking to build a Z170-based system as well, and have more-or-less settled on this ASRock Extreme 7+ board. Here's a review from Anandtech and the motherboard manual. The specs page says: It seems as though enabling the M.2 PCIe slots winds up disabling some of the SATA ports. I'm also pretty confused about what types of drives unRaid will support in these slots - I was also hoping to use them for Windows VM boot drives if possible, or as drives in the cache pool if not. Can anyone clarify?
  22. Oh man... I did see that thread, but I've already spent so much time researching mobo, cpu and RAM that I get a little exhausted by the thought of starting over from scratch, and then the TDP is higher on the chip and there's no iGPU. But yeah, those prices really are insane for the computing power you get. But then again, buying CPUs from some rando on eBay. But then again, at that price it's not a humungous loss if something turns out to be flaky... *sigh* I guess I'll have to do some more research. I considered it, but I was actually originally thinking of an i5 for this until I saw the 65W TDP on this one i7 CPU, for the 6700k its rated TDP is higher and it costs about $60 more plus a cooler, and seems to be designed for overclocking which doesn't particularly interest me for this machine. Overall I'd be more inclined to drop down to an i5-6600 with an eye towards upgrading the CPU sometime in the future.
  23. Thanks ashman70. Taking your advice for the PSU, I've got my eye on this Seasonic 660W from NewEgg now, it's a little pricey but should allow some decent expandability. For the back-plane stuff I think I got a little confused reading reviews for the Seasonic DS380 SFF case (which does have one) - it's been a while since I built a PC so I thought maybe they were becoming more common for systems with drive cages. Drive-wise, I've got 2x6GB and 1x4TB for the array, plus I think at least one more 2-3GB drive which should put me at 6GB parity plus a 3-disk 12-13GB array. I agree that 4GB is overkill for the GPU, it's just that the pricing seems to work out so it's actually cheaper than the equivalent 2GB one for some reason - I think the "LE" suffix means it's not as overclockable which I don't care about. Only problem now seems to be actually laying my hands on the i7-6700 CPU, Amazon has it back-ordered until June 8 and NewEgg is just sold out completely.
  24. Hi everyone. Sorry, this turned into a wall of text while I was editing it! Basically I'm looking for advice on a tower build, and I have some specific questions. After a bunch of reading, I think I've selected most of the parts I'll want for a new unRaid machine. I'd appreciate some advice on it, especially about PSUs. First, here's what I've got so far: Part List PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($192.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz) Total: $1017.84 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-04 20:13 EST-0500 What it's for This is a tower machine that I'll have in my home office. The main purpose for it will be acting as a media server for the rest of the house (via plex) and running a few other dockers with NZBGet and similar stuff. Since I've got it in the office already, I'd also like to run a Windows 10 VM on it for occasional gaming, and possibly have it act as a Steam server. I'm a developer, so being able to spin up a Linux VM is also appealing. For the specs here I'm trying to find a balance between decent but not amazing gaming performance, flexibility/future-proofing, and being reasonably quiet. Since it will always be on I'm hoping I can minimize the amount of power it uses at idle. As I've looked into this, I've realized that I'd probably be better off building one low-power system for a NAS/media server and a different system for gaming, since they have a lot of conflicting goals. I only want to build one new PC for now, though, so I'm trying to split the difference. My thoughts on the parts so far The Skylake i7 seems like potentially too much CPU for this system, but it gets me 8 cores and still has a fairly-low 65W TDP. The integrated GPU seems like it could be handy as well for installation, since my motherboard doesn't support IPMI. 32GB of RAM also seems like an extravagance, and I've thought about just getting 2x8GB instead in order to to knock $100 or so off the price. I'm not planning to do any overclocking, so the low speed seems fine. Data integrity isn't a huge concern for this system so I'm not bothering with ECC. I saw the ASRock Z10 motherboard mentioned in another thread and there's a pretty thorough review on Anandtech. It's got 10 SATA connections, plus 3 M2 ones(but it seems like they can't all be used at once, in ways that confuse me). It supports VT-d and has USB-3 headers. The Define R5 case seems like it's got flexibility, has good reviews for being quiet, and will support all the drives I need. I'm not sure if the video card makes sense. I've read that the nVidia cards tend to work better in unRaid for VMs, the GTX 960 seems like it will be relatively power-efficient, and the MSI ones seem to be very quiet from what I've read. The 4GB version doesn't seem to be much more expensive than the 2GB versions, so I went with that. Storage and unRAID setup This is where my knowledge about what configuration I need gets pretty shaky and I could really use some advice. I've got two WD Red 6GB drives which I'm planning to use for parity and as the first drive in the array. I also have an assortment of various lower-capacity HDD drives, maybe 2 or 3 depending on what I can scrounge up, largely in the 1GB-3GB range which I'm planning to add to the array. Then I've got 2 SSDs, probably totaling maybe 1-1.5GB, which I was planning on using for the cache pool, and a Cruzer Fit USB drive for unRaid. Overall this seems pretty normal and I'll wind up with somewhere around 6-7 drives to start with (2 SSDs), potentially adding maybe 3 more as I need them. I've got 2 questions about this setup: 1. Can I use the m2 interfaces in unRaid, and if so, should I? I have read that it's recommended to run a VM on its own SSD (versus the cache pool) - would an m2 drive work for that? Will these tend to be better or worse ways to connect storage than just hooking up another SATA SSD? 2. I can't tell whether the Fractal Design Define R5 case has a backplane in it, but it doesn't seem like it does. Actually, I don't even know if I can install one in there, or if I should. Can anyone tell me if I can, and if so what I should be looking for when I shop for one? PSU questions I don't have a PSU in the list above. From looking around online, I'm guessing that a 600W PSU will be about right for this, but I don't know much about what I should look for (and I'm not positive I'm even correct about that being enough power). My main priorities are (1) be able to power the system, including more drives as I add them, and (2) be fairly quiet. One thing I'm not sure about, again going back to the backplane for the drive cage, is whether there's something I should be looking for in a PSU that would support it. I've been looking at this EVGA 220-G2-0650-Y1 80 PLUS GOLD, which seems to meet my specifications, isn't crazy expensive, and has good reviews on newegg. Anyone have an opinion on it, or an alternative PSU I should look at? Any advice appreciated! Thanks!