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(SOLVED) Will not boot on Dell R720

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Hi everyone,

I am not quite sure what else to do here.

  

I have a new to me R720 that I'm trying to move my old ESXi based Unraid to this one on bare metal.  I cannot get unraid to boot, though.
 

I have tried both my old install (with a pro license) and a new USB stick that was setup using the unraid tool.  Neither one will boot.

 

I have also tried both UEFI and BIOS.  I can add the UEFI boot by navigating to it, but then it won't allocate memory when it tries to boot.  If I try in standard BIOS boot mode, it just says "This is not a bootable disk.  Please insert a bootable floppy and press any key to try again..."  

 

Plenty of people are using this server for unraid.  What could I possibly have setup wrong?  I am using the USB on the back for now, but the internal USB results in the same errors.

 

Any help MUCH appreciated!!!  


Brandon

 

 

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Yes, I read through both of those before posting this.  I did not find anything pertaining to my specific errors.  

 

I am trying to rename the EFI folder to see if that will let UEFI boot work correctly.  

 

Brandon

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Yes, I read through both of those before posting this.  I did not find anything pertaining to my specific errors.  
 
I am trying to rename the EFI folder to see if that will let UEFI boot work correctly.  
 
Brandon
Here too

https://forums.unraid.net/topic/66286-failed-to-allocate-memory-for-kernel-command-line-bailing-out-booting-kernel-failed-bad-file-number/

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Correct.  None of those off resolutions.  I did search and read before posting.  :)


Brandon

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Sorry i dont know how to help you.

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Can you get any other machine to boot from the flash drive you have prepared?

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Great question... I'll dig out a spare PC from the closet and give it a shot just to confirm.

 

Brandon

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Tried another computer... neither flash drive would boot to those, either.

 

Re-ran the Unraid creator and copied the config files over.  Worked like a champ.  🤦‍♂️

 

Thanks for the help, everyone!  Sorry for wasting your time.  Haha!

Brandon

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