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  1. Amazing that this fixes it, I've also had mine for years and years, can these other very old folders be removed? .
  2. Is there a detailed list of all the settings/lines in grub.cfg what they do and what the options are? In particular these lines: Thanks
  3. I've actually looked at Server 2016 before as a replacement for SHR etc but didn't think it could the same job, as in thought it needed a whole bunch more drives and also SSDs??
  4. I have tried this, added SCSI Controller as LSI Logic SAS, setup the RDMs as pRDM in ESXi 6.5 but DSM doesn't then see the drives at all. It only seems to see them when they are on the SATA Controller which SMART obviously doesn't work for. What disk mode did you use? And which version of DSM?
  5. How do I find the var/messages log? Is that an ESXi log or DSM?
  6. Yeah I think I had a SCSI controller there before which I didn't need and wasn't doing anything but removed it, I bet DSM needs to do a reinstall to redetect the drives somehow? any ideas how to get it to do that? Although it doesn't really matter i suppose? Thanks
  7. Does your HDs start on Disk 2 (no Disk 1 because thats the boot loader and therefore hidden) with it running on ESXi ? This is same for me on 2 separate machines - passthrough and using RDMs.
  8. Thanks so if I clone the 2.4G partition I have a rollback if things go wrong? Would I also need to clone the swap 2G partition?
  9. I was looking at this because I had the thought of using clonezilla to clone the system partition before a DSM update then I have an easy way to rollback in the case of a failure or bricked installation. So looking at all the partitions, I assume sdb1, sdc1, sdd1 etc is the system partition in my system here? The 2.4G partition on each drive basically? I've only got 1 volume across 4 x 5TB drives so why do I have a 1.8TB and 931GB partition on every drive? Whats the 2GB partition for? Thanks
  10. But how does creating another VM to test DSM updates give you a backout because the VM only has the loader in it really, the actual changes are in a partition on the physical drives with the data in other partitions? unless you are using VMDKs on the physical disks?
  11. I would like this as well - the Celeron CPU in the Gen8 MicroServer along with many other CPUs I guess don't support a VM using I/O passthrough so the only options are RDMs or replace the CPU!
  12. captainfred

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    1.03c?? Thought we were only on 1.03b?
  13. captainfred

    DSM 6.2 Loader

    Is the vid and pid in the grub.cfg important or used when running DSM on ESXi? If so what do you set it as? Thanks Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk