Reading all physical volumes on boot

bootsie123

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Hi. I recently installed Proxmox and get it all set up. All of a sudden now when I boot up the server I get a message saying "Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...". The server has 2x1TB hard drives in raid0 with zfs and it's been running for 3 hours now and still no change. I can ssh into the machine and access it fine. However, on the display, it shows that message. Any idea on how I can solve this?
 

bootsie123

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Dec 29, 2018
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UPDATE: Apparently the problem is related to changing the grub config file in order to set up PCI passthrough to

"GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet intel_iommu=on"

I'm not sure why it does that. When I change it back to the default

"GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"

It still says "Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...", but after a few seconds it shows

"[25.319401] dell_smbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system
[25.412001] dell_smbios: Unable to run on non-Dell system"

then it continues booting normally. I am running this on a Dell Precision T7500 with new hard drives. So it is technically a Dell system. Any ideas on why it's still saying reading all physical volumes?

EDIT: Reinstalled Proxmox and I'm still getting the same thing. Any ideas?

EDIT EDIT: Alright, so getting rid of the quiet options seems to somewhat fix the issue. Any ideas on why that is and how to solve it? I'd prefer not to have extra output.
 

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ske5074

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I just encountered this issue as well and in my case it was the PCI passthrough options I added. Oddly removing quiet also somewhat fixed the issue except that it still dies when a screen is attached - and I only have a screen attached to troubleshoot why the system isn't loading.... so I elected to remove the iommu lines to get the node bac into the cluster. I'd like to know what quiet does...

Proxmox 6.4-8
 
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