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i have my hp Z4G4 running as a server with unraid/linux booting from a usb drive. every time i reboot i have to click boot from file and manualy slekt the os. if i try to boot from the disk it just fales.

is ther any way to atomate this or other sulusion.

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@noooooob -- I am not familiar with the flavour of Linux that you are running, but does that "boot-manager" allow you to set a time-limit before booting from the default device, if you do not interact with the boot-manager before the time-limit expires?

 

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in my hp bios i can set a startup delay. is this what you mean

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@noooooob -- in my hp bios i can set a startup delay. is this what you mean?

 

No. That delay is to accommodate disk-drives that are "slow" to indicate that they are ready to work, after the disk-drive is powered-on.

 

What I meant is that the "boot-manager" should be able to configure a "count-down" timer, e.g., "if you do not make a selection within NNN seconds, then your "default" operating system will be launched".

 

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It looks like Unraid is designed to work from a USB flash drive, is that correct?

 

If that is the case, there are a few things I would try:

1. Make sure your USB drive is flagged as "bootable" - You can do this through diskpart on Windows or gdisk on Linux

2. Make sure the boot order on your system is configured to boot from USB Drives first (BIOS Menu->Advanced->Boot Options)

3. Make sure your USB is formatted as FAT32

4. Make sure your computer is set to "Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Disable" (BIOS Menu->Advanced->Secure Boot Configuration)

5. Make sure your BIOS is up-to-date

6. Re-format and re-copy the files onto your USB drive

 

If none of that works, I would try a different USB drive from a different manufacturer. Sometimes some USB flash drives just don't work as USB boot devices for whatever reason.

--I am an HP Employee
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