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[SOLVED] black screen flashing cursor top left..

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i have not even started using unraid yet, i have a proliant N40L server and a lexar fire fly usb stick, i know this to work because i had started the process of setting up but halted to do the bios hack for my server that allows full speeds to the ODD SATA port, since then when i have tried to start installing unraid i just get a black screen and flashing cursor in the top left, i have tried the makebootable bat file after extracting to usb and that makes no difference, the system itself boots up fine, posts and i can access the bios no problem, i have had a read of the wiki, my mobo is all set to boot from usb key, i know this as i have already seen it in action, not sure what i am missing now..only thing i have done different from last time is to create unmenu folder and extract the unmenu install to it and also to extract preclear to the root of the usb.

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that hardware is completely compatible with unraid.  (assuming you didnt change the ram)

in fact, i just got the same stuff this week to play with.

 

It sounds like you made a mistake in the creation of your boot flash drive.

 

since you have never booted to unraid yet, I would go ahead and format the flash drive (fat32) in your desktop and start over with the creation.

 

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i formatted it in another pc..still not booting...i dont understand, i had it booting once but decided to halt the process. I have downloaded 4.7 and i have 6 drives installed, one is off the esata port and one is on the ODD port

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Try booting from another pc; you can the rule out the flash drive as being the problem.

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does the same on my main pc, but in the boot priority the bios sees 'lexar firefly' as the boot device, i can write to and from it, i had a problem formatting it with windows at one stage so i used easus partition manager to delete it and reformat it, it now formats in windows fine, i cant see that this is the problem..i am grabbing a tool to to try to format this particular device now.

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something must have gone awry with the key, i downloaded HP usb formatting tool and it seems to have sorted the problem out, i think when i used easus to format it i must have deleted some hidden partitions from it, the HP tool made a point of stating 'creating partition' whereas windows format just doen a quick format.

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