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BTX halted

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Hi,
i try to install Nas4Free-x64-LiveUSB-9.3.0.2.1349.dmg on my HP-ProLiant-MicroServer-G8 (E3-1220L v2). I downloaded the img file from sourceforge and wrote the image to my usb key via

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sudo dd if=/tmp/NAS4Free-x64-LiveUSB-9.3.0.2.1349.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m
The boot attempt fails with error message

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FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
...
BTX halted
The message FreeBSD/x86 sounds confusing to me because i downloaded the 64bit version.
Any ideas what i did wrong?

Btw: The installation with FreeNAS works without any issues.

Thx for every hint
Marko

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Re: BTX halted

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12.0.0.4 (revision 6766)+OBI on SUPERMICRO X8SIL-F 8GB of ECC RAM, 12x3TB disk in 3 vdev in RaidZ1 = 32TB Raw size only 22TB usable

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Re: BTX halted

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I installed liveUSB on USB. Unfortunately there is no section in the documentation which describes how to bring the IMG onto a usb stick.
But there are some forum pages they describe how can i do this.e.g. viewtopic.php?t=6558 or viewtopic.php?t=6566
Anyway i used the same command i use when install raspberry-pi image or FreeNas image onto a usb stick

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dd if=<in> of=<of> bs=<blocksize>
And it looks like that the stick boots up but the installations aborts with BTX halted

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So i think it has something todo with my BIOS setting or whatever??

Marko

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Re: BTX halted

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check for acpi/apic settings in the bios.

check that the sata is configured as sata and node ide mode.

see if there is a bios update available.
Nas4Free 11.1.0.4.4517. Supermicro X10SLL-F, 16gb ECC, i3 4130, IBM M1015 with IT firmware. 4x 3tb WD Red, 4x 2TB Samsung F4, both GEOM AES 256 encrypted.

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Re: BTX halted

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Thank you so much.
After changing the Sata Controller Configuration from "Dynamic Hp Smart Array Raid Support" to "Sata AHCI Support" the boot from usb works fine.
No idea why this works, but it works now.

Thanks :)
Marko

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Re: BTX halted

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Excellent - Had exactly the same problem and changing the SATA to AHCI worked for me as well.

Great
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Re: BTX halted

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I have a HP Microserver gen7 N54L and I get the same "BTX halted" issue when trying to load the USB running latest Xigma 12.x (I wanted to upgrade to the latest version).
Just for the story, the N54L was flawlessly running Xigma for several years with 6 HDDs on ZFS (no root mode) and the system loaded (embedded mode) via a USB stick. Also the N54L runs modded BIOS 041 that enables AHCI and gives full speed to the buses.

What drives me crazy is that I accidentally found out that all works perfect (ie Xigma loads via the USB stick) when I have up to 2 drives installed in the front bays. When I install an additional drive (ie total 5 or 6) it will just end up with the BTX halted. The arrangement of the drives in the bay does not seem to make any difference at all!!

As a last resort I can try reverting to 11.x, but I am really out of ideas on this weird issue !!! Anybody??

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Re: BTX halted

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I would try installing XigmaNAS on a SSD for testing
Booting by its very nature begins in real mode and hardware compatibility is an imperative.
it may be easier to add a SATA port expansion card, if necessary, rather than battle the BIOS.
better reliability is an added benefit.

as a guess I suspect that there is some limit on the boot drive search
the boot order may get usb bumped off as more drives are adder in front
if the device search can be reordered it may solve the issue
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