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HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

pke1234
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HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

Hi Everyone

 

I have a HUGE problem. today my ReadyNAS314 just won't boot it reaches 98% and then stops. When connecting a screen via HDMI I see that the system asks for logon and pwd. I enter the credentials and then I get this error message:

 

"Unable to create and initialize directory /home/admin"

 

This is a major **bleep** situation since I have soo many photos that are not backed up. Yeas I know you should always backup your system, but I got sloppy the last 3 years..

 

I need so much help here.

 

Thanks

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StephenB
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting


@pke1234 wrote:

Then in my / dir I got alot of files called "chunk-00xx" which makes me a bit nervous. It


Likely you have a full root partition.

 

The chunk-00xx files were left behind by plex, and should be deleted.

 

After that is done, try rebooting the NAS (I suggest read-only mode intially).

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StephenB
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

What happens if you log in as root, using the NAS admin password?

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pke1234
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

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It turns out that even though the system only shows 98% ready of booting it can still serve me the web login screen. However I am not able to login. If anyone have and answer to how I should get access to the system anything would be appriciated. I'll by new hardware if that is neccisary

 

Regards

 

 

Pär

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pke1234
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

Oh that worked... THANKS alot now I only should try to get all my data back...

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pke1234
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

Hi again

I got in to the system with root. But I cant find my files I kind of remember that they should be in the /home directory but its vompletely empty. Then in my / dir I got alot of files called "chunk-00xx" which makes me a bit nervous. It feels like they are some kind of rescued files... Feels like the only option is to turn in the darn NAS to an expensive doctor. This is pretty much why I bought a NAS if a disk breaks it should be able to recover.

 

Pär

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StephenB
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting


@pke1234 wrote:

Then in my / dir I got alot of files called "chunk-00xx" which makes me a bit nervous. It


Likely you have a full root partition.

 

The chunk-00xx files were left behind by plex, and should be deleted.

 

After that is done, try rebooting the NAS (I suggest read-only mode intially).

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pke1234
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

how do I boot in readonly mode? Never done that before. Do you mean that the mounted drives should be mounted in ready only?

 

Regards

 

 

Pär

 

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StephenB
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting


@pke1234 wrote:

how do I boot in readonly mode? Never done that before.


It's described on pages 74-75 of the hardware manual.


@pke1234 wrote:

 Do you mean that the mounted drives should be mounted in read only?


Yes.  That is a bit safer.  There are potentially some other steps needed to get everything working properly, and it's better to prevent any writes from happening to the data volume at the moment.

 

Try accessing the web admin ui if it boots successfully, and make sure you can see your shares in the shares list.

 

 

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pke1234
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

thank you very VERY VEEERRRYYY much.... I'll give you a virtual beer and a virtual hug. You saved me from the wrath of my teenage daugther that have all her art photos in this NAS I might feel like a hero today instead of a... well.. bad dad and husband... Time to to a backup of everything today...

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StephenB
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

I'm glad I could help.

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pke1234
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Re: HELP ReadyNAS314 problem booting

I am glad you helped me as well. Thanks again

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