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  1. I updated 2 towers from 6.6.7 to 6.7.0 without any issue. 1 optiplex 9010 and 1 asus x99-m ws (passthrough 1 ssd, 2 nvidia 10xx cards and 1 usb controller) no marvel controllers thou... Thank you for another great update!
  2. the iommu setting did not solve the issue, but maybe the recreation of the usb. Your previous network was defined as static IP, but is your network 192.168.1.x or is it 192.168.0.x ? probably it should have been some routers do not display properly the static clients (showing no ip), since they did not allocate IP by the dhcp server. regarding the //tower issue, it's because your w10 pc cannot resolve the "tower" to an ip address. you could try accessing the shares via the IP: \\\share_name
  3. do you have older vm's that are still working? or experiencing issues with all your current vm's? diagnostics are available in tools menu.
  4. hi i see this that might cause the issue, not sure what's next Apr 11 03:32:06 Tower emhttpd: shcmd (24): /etc/rc.d/rc.nginx start Apr 11 03:32:06 Tower root: unable to load certificate Apr 11 03:32:06 Tower root: 23132667103040:error:0909006C:PEM routines:get_name:no start line:crypto/pem/pem_lib.c:745:Expecting: TRUSTED CERTIFICATE Apr 11 03:32:06 Tower root: Starting Nginx server daemon... Apr 11 03:32:06 Tower root: nginx: [emerg] PEM_read_bio_X509_AUX("/etc/ssl/certs/unraid_bundle.pem") failed (SSL: error:0909006C:PEM routines:get_name:no start line:Expecting: TRUSTED CERTIFICATE)
  5. the /boot/macros file does not exist (i searched for macros file recursively in the flash). so no additional information to corroborate. indeed, in the go file, it should normally be only the emhttp daemon startup. but... as part of a manual configuration that i did for using rsync between a synology nas and this tower, i added extra commands to handle the ssh keys exchanged. Hence there are some extra commands for copying the keys and update some permissions (briefly mentioned in my previous post). this extra setup i had to take care when upgrading from 6.2 to 6.3 or something alike (i vaguely remember there was one UNRAID upgrade that was sensitive and the go file had to be "stock" during the upgrade). And it worked very well without issues so far. But for sure that entry in the go file for /boot/macros was not added by me. I found more info here - https://wiki.unraid.net/Console But still not sure how it came added... and why only the entry in the go file, without the actual /boot/macro file... In regards to keyboard issue, this is how i solved it indeed - I left a wireless dongle of a rii keyboard inserted in the tower I will try when i have time, to recreate the flash usb without the UEFI and see the behavior without keyboard. The bios option is to not report missing keyboard; and i specifically toggled this checkbox to make sure it's status is set. But to no effect. Any advantage on UNRAID between between uefi vs legacy flash? I guess no change... thanks a lot -d
  6. ok, so running df didn't show something wrong on /boot I then created from scratch the usb, after backing up the config. Once usb was ready, i restored the config, overwriting the fresh/original one. Same behavior But, i noticed an error caused by something executing in my go file. Fixed that (the /root/.ssh dir was missing, required for copying some ssh keys, for rsync) And at the end of the go file, i found this 😮 # Add macros to the profile /boot/macros There's no such file macros, and i'm perplexed who added it - for sure not me/manually. I commented it out and things started to work. thanks @itimpi for suggesting recreating the flash, this enabled to get closer to the issue. Any idea what this macros entry could be? P.S: Another thing worth sharing. I discovered that my machine (dell optiplex 9010) does not boot unless a keyboard is attached to it (even if that option in bios is disabled - e.g. to error if no keyboard present). So after boot post, the unraid menu does not appear, if a keyboard's missing. Once a keyboard is plugged in, the blue unraid boot menu appears and OS loads fine. The new usb flash was created with uefi support. This was not the case with the previous flash, created about 1.5 or 2 years ago without the usb creator tool, for an older machine (non-uefi). With the old flash, it was booting without a keyboard (and monitor as a matter of fact) successfully. thanks -d
  7. "As I recall, you have to drop the security level on G-mail to be able to send email from Unraid using it. " you can generate a password in gmail, for 3rd party applications like unraid, and use that.
  8. can you associate the frequent freezes (e.g. daily) with high network activity? do you see many errors in the dashboard for the network? i had an issue with an on-board NIC (marvell chipset) when transferring high amount of data to the unraid tower. Freezing even in 1-2 hours, after starting a transfer of files (few hundred GB). Only hard reset was possible. This was a somehow an unnoticeable problem during the previous year, when i did not transfer so many files at once. I ended up buying a separate pcie NIC card from intel and problem solved.
  9. not sure, but i would start sharing the diagnostics and a bit of background. for example, only this distro having issue? first time creating a VM and encountering this issue? passingthrough anything to that VM? have you tried with both seabios and ovmf? can you try selecting different options for the VNC?
  10. thanks @itimpi, i will try this and update on the df results tonight. i will also try backing up config and recreating the usb stick.
  11. hi, I am experiencing several issues after a restart of tower. Server is starting, i can login with root via console, but nothing else is accessible/starting (web interface, vm's or dockers). As I logged in to terminal via console, i could see this email notification: root : unable to stat /etc/sudoers : Permission denied ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; I tried chkdsk in windows on flash drive, no issues found. After plugging back the flash drive and started server again, issue with the sudoers disappeared. However any command i run (e.g. shutdown) i get error like /sbin/init cannot execute ls -ld /sbin/init tells me that the file is missing execute permissions (compared to my other tower, should have 755) -rw------- root root [...] /sbin/init The other files in /sbin/ seem to have proper executable permissions. If i change init to 755, i can execute the shutdown, but on restart, the init is again missing execute permissions. Tried restarting in gui mode, but the web admin console is not accessible and the firefox browser asking me to restart the browser (restart required). Tried that, but same issue... I also tried to start the unraid in gui without plugins, same behavior. The initial restart of the tower was due to ram upgrade (extra sticks), but i checked the ram with memtest and ram is ok. Also reverted now to the initial ram sticks, just to rule out the ram as the culprit, and same issue occurs. Not sure what should i try next... Running out of options. attaching also the diagnostics: towerq77-diagnostics-20190409-0024.zip kindly please suggest thanks a lot! -d
  12. hello Anyone facing VM initialization issues after upgrade from 6.5.3 to 6.6.0 / 6.6.1 ? My vm's are not starting up. in the boot log of vm's i get errors like this one: Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ... mdadm: CREATE group disk not found Also i saw in another vm, an error like: Guest has not initialized the display (yet) (screenshots attached) This is caused by 6.6.0/6.6.1 since i can revert to 6.5.3 and the issue gets solved. No GPU passthrough. I could not find any similar error in the forum. Thanks, -d
  13. hi, try the recommendations from the cpu pinning sticky thread... also try the tweaks plugin and reduce the cache values from the default ones (you could make them half if you have more than 16GB RAM on the host) -d
  14. hi, i bought a pcie riser x1 and moved the usb pcie card from the x16 slot (the one receiving lanes from CPU) to a x1 pcie slot (the small slot under my primary 2-slot wide gpu, closest to the CPU). Now after this change, the following happens: 1) no more such errors as reported in this post on the guest VM's that have the pcie usb card passed though. 2) i can passthrough this usb pcie card to my Windows 10 VM (in the past it was not possible, the windows vm was not initiating, but it was working only in Linux VM's) 3) my windows 10 VM can start with more than 4 cpu's allocated (in the past allocating more than 4 would fail to load the windows 10 VM) - i tried now with 3:2 and 4:2 and it's working fine my understanding is that some pcie slots are using the PCIe lanes from CPU while other slots (x4, x1) from the motherboard chipset. due to my case and motherboards space constraints, i initially placed this usb pcie card in the x16 slot that usually is for dual sli. And although it was having different iommu group from the primary GPU, somehow it was causing these issues. Now i placed my 2 GPU's in the apropriate x16 slots and took away this usb pcie card with the help of the x1 riser. Passthrough of the 2 GPUs is fine and no issues encountered so far. -d
  15. Hi, i encountered this issue when passing through a usb pcie controller to the VM's https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JEVLEFQ the VM's start showing this message, for various ID's (10, 20, 30, 21, 31), 5 minutes after VM started. Removed the passthrough of this card from the vm definition, and message disappeared. i will update if removing the usb devices from the pcie usb controller card is helping... -d