huongtranbong's picture

Trouble getting file server to boot from iso.

New to Turnkey. 

D/L iso image, burned to dvd and booted dvd. Selected demo mode. Boot starts. Hangs at "[3.094012] Switched to clocksource tsc".

If I select install mode, same results.

Borrowed another PC. Works fine on it.

First PC is a Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 with a AMD Phenom II 965 and 8GB ram. Runs debian and ubuntu fine.

Any ideas as to what is causing this?



Jeremy Davis's picture

Although the fact that you say Debian runs fine makes me think UEFI, rather than secure boot is the issue. FWIW whilst TurnKey is essentially Debian under the hood (v15.x = Debian 9/Stretch) there are some customisations. And unfortunately TurnKey doesn't currently support UEFI or secure boot. I suspect that if you disable both of them (most UEFI BIOS support a "legacy" mode in my experience) then you should be good. Although TBH, I'm only guessing.

FWIW the story behind that is that once upon a time TurnKey was based on Ubuntu. When we switched to Debian (circa 2012), Debian didn't have the option of booting live. Either it was a live ISO or it was an installer. We figured it was a pretty cool feature and we didn't want to leave it out, so we rolled our own (with bits from Ubuntu).

Fast forward 7 years and we still use the same code that we put together back then... Debian now has a live system which ideally we will migrate to. But we're a relatively small team with a lot of plans (and a lot of maintenance to do). As most users run TurnKey as a VM (either locally or as a cloud server) it often gets pushed down the list of priorities. Fingers crossed, hopefully we can include it for v16.0?!

Having said that, I'm only guessing and I may be wrong...

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