[SOLVED] Boot issue if the external usb drive is off

lumox

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Hi,
I used a HDD in a usb drive as a external storage. I found out that when the usb drive is off or not connected to Proxmox I get this error at the boot:

usb-boot error.jpg

If I plug the usb drive to Proxmox and run it the boot goes on normally as alway.
Is it normal? Is there a way to avoid this problem or I have to let it plugged once I set it up?

Thanks
 
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Good! I also need to manually run mount -a after the boot to mount it. Can it be done automatically somehow? Thanks
It should work automatically if it's in /etc/fstab unless you added noauto. Lots of information about this on the internet as it is not Proxmox specific but generic and basic Linux.
 
It should work automatically if it's in /etc/fstab unless you added noauto. Lots of information about this on the internet as it is not Proxmox specific but generic and basic Linux.
it should, but I noticed that the backups didn't show up in the list until I ran mount -a. Strange
 
ok, I added nofail to the fstab file and Proxmox boots as usual even without the external USB HDD plugged in too, and now, I don't know why, it also automounts
Thanks
 

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