How do I access the boot menu on my ReadyNAS 3312, 4312X, 4312S?
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How do I access the boot menu on my ReadyNAS 3312, 4312X, 4312S?

Your storage system has the following boot modes:


 Normal. Initiates a normal boot process, just like booting using the Power button.
• Factory default. Initiates a short disk test that takes approximately 5 minutes. After the disk test, a 10-minute time-out period begins. During the 10-minute time-out period, you can choose to power off the storage system without causing any data loss, and the factory default process is canceled. If you choose not to power off the storage system, after the 10-minute time-out period, the factory default process begins.


• OS reinstall. Reinstalls the firmware from the internal flash to the disks. Use the OS reinstall boot mode when the system crashes and corrupts some configuration files. OS reinstall boot mode also resets some settings on your storage system, such as Internet protocol settings and the administrator password, to defaults.
 Tech support. Boots into a low-level diagnostic mode. Use the tech support boot mode only when instructed to do so by a NETGEAR technical support representative.
 Volume read only. Mounts a volume as read-only. Use this option when you are attempting to rescue data off a disk during a disaster recovery.
• Memory test. Performs a memory test. The pass or fail result is reported using the storage system's LEDs. Contact a NETGEAR technical support representative to interpret memory test results.
• Disk Test. Performs an offline full disk test. This process can take four hours or more, depending on the size of your disks. Any problems are reported in the system logs. For more information about viewing the system logs, see the ReadyNAS OS 6 Software Manual, which is available at http://support.netgear.com/product/ReadyNAS-OS6.
Before accessing the boot menu, refer to the images below to become familiar with the buttons, drive bay numbering and LEDs on your system.
 
1. Drive bays with disk status LEDs. The number next to each drive bay indicates the number of the disk drive in the system.
2. Control panel.
The following image shows the control panel and disk status LEDs in more detail,
 
1. Reset button.
2. Power button.
3. Health LED.
4. Power LED.
5. 10GbE LED.
6. GbE LED.
7. Disk Drive Power LED.
8. Disk Drive Fault LED.

To access the boot menu:
1. Power off your system.
2. Using a straightened paper clip, press and hold the Reset button.
3. Press the Power button on the front panel of the system.
The system powers on.
4. Continue to press the Reset button until the Power and Health LEDs are blinking and all Disk Drive Fault LEDs are solid red.


     Note: It takes approximately one minute for the system to enter boot mode.


5. Release the Reset button.
6. Press the Reset button for less than 1 second and release to scroll through the boot menu modes.
The storage system shows the boot mode options using the Power LED, Health LED, and the Disk Drive Fault LEDs for disks 1 through 7, as described in the following table:


             

8. Press and hold the Reset button for 5 seconds to confirm your boot menu selection.
The system boots in the selected boot mode.
 
Note: The LED pattern described above is applicable to the RR3312, RR4312X & RR4312S running ReadyNAS OS version 6.5.2 and above. If you do not see the LED pattern described, this may be because your ReadyNAS is running OS version 6.5.1. In this case, you can use the console port on the ReadyNAS to access the boot menu.
1. Power off your system.
2. Expose the micro USB console port on the rear of the system. This is hidden behind a small grey panel beside eSATA port 1 (highlighted by the red arrow below).
 
3. Connect your PC to the console port using a micro USB cable.
4. If necessary, install the drivers for the console device from https://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx
5. Using a straightened paper clip, press and hold the Reset button.
6. Press the Power button on the front panel of the system.
The system powers on.
7. Using baud rate 115200, open a terminal emulation program (e.g. PuTTY) to the COM port assigned by your PC to the ReadyNAS console.
8. Continue to press the Reset button until entering boot menu appears on the console.


Note: It takes approximately one minute for the system to enter boot mode.


9. Release the Reset button.
10. Press the Reset button for less than 1 second and release to scroll through the boot menu modes.
11. When the desired boot menu option appears, press and hold the Reset button for 5 seconds to confirm your selection.
The system boots in the selected boot mode.

 

Last Updated: 10/12/2016 02:46 AM

 

    Published on: 10/24/2016 3:01:01 PM   |  Last updated: 10/24/2016 3:06:11 PM  
 
 

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