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Old user new machine - Heeeeelp

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Hi guys.  I bought Unraid back around 2010 (?).  Not sure when but long ago.  I got it up and running and the server sat in the corner and just ran.  I used it for media streaming to my tv mostly but also backup.

 

Fast forward to today.  I have built a new server, a Ryzen 2600 (6 core) with 32 gigs ram.  I have three 3gb disks that I want to start with.  So...

 

I plug in my oooold thumb drive.  It boots (set in UEFI bios) and stup flashes by until it stops and says:

 

Tower Login:

 

I have a usb mouse and usb keyboard which has been working with this machine with a windows install, and later a Linux Mint install.  But it appears that the keyboard is not being seen?  IOW I cannot type anything in.  My understanding is that the user should be root, no pw.  Although this was a functioning raid server so maybe I changed it?  Not sure, long ago.

 

So what do I do?  It boots off the thumb drive but I cannot enter anything in to the keyboard.

 

I'm stopped at this point.

 

I have the thumb drive in the first (or second?) usb connector in the back of the motherboard.  The keyboard and mouse are under that (physically)

 

So I need help.

 

Thanks,

JWColby

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13 minutes ago, jwcolby54 said:

I have a usb mouse and usb keyboard which has been working with this machine with a windows install, and later a Linux Mint install.  But it appears that the keyboard is not being seen?  IOW I cannot type anything in.  My understanding is that the user should be root, no pw.  Although this was a functioning raid server so maybe I changed it?  Not sure, long ago.

 

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If you rely upon a locally-attached monitor and keyboard to interact with the unRAID terminal directly, you will lose this ability once you create a SeaBIOS VM with a GPU assigned. This is due to a bug with VGA arbitration and cannot be solved. This does NOT affect your ability to access the console using a telnet or SSH session, but local console access directly will appear to be frozen (blinking cursor, but no visible response to keyboard input). It does not matter if you are using on-board graphics for the console compared to a discrete GPU for the pass through to a VM or not. With OVMF, however, VGA isn't utilized, therefore arbitration isn't needed and therefore your console graphics will remain intact. Note that not all GPUs support OVMF as OVMF requires UEFI support on your GPU.

 

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Uhhh never mind.  I flashed my old thumb drive and am now in the Gui.  It is not clear how to get my old key into the system but ...

 

I got an email from Tom with a link to a key but it is about a bajillion random characters which has to be entered into the UI so I have to somehow get that done.

 

At least I am seeing the gui now.

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2 minutes ago, jwcolby54 said:

my old key

Toss it into /config on the flash drive and reboot

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