I have a Dell R230. I'm trying to install FreeNAS 11.3 and use an USB stick as boot medium.
I tried three different USB sticks (all of which work for booting on other computers): - Kingston DTSE9 G2 USB 3.0 32GB - SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 32GB - Samsung Bar Plus USB 3.1 32GB
all are recognized during FreeNas installation and I can install the system onto them (I tried both BIOS boot and UEFI boot with all of them).
After installing and rebooting the system however, it's not possible to boot from the USB Stick. In the system BIOS, independently of whether I set the BOOT option to BIOS or to UEFI, USB does not show up as boot option (the R230 manual however mentions clearly booting from USB, though there are no instructions on how to do it).
I tried both the internal USB 3.0 port as well as the two backside USB 3.0 ports.
I tried BIOS version 2.7.1 and BIOS version 2.8.1
I don't have the iDrac 8 enterprise license, just the standard license.
Do I need to do anything special to be able to boot from USB? (I don't care whether it's MBR based BIOS boot or UEFI boot with GPT partition)