Firstboot a ReadyNAS NV+ v2 through a Factory Default Reset

Boot Menu

From: Accessing the Boot Menu (on x86-based units)

Factory default. Initiates a short disk test that takes approximately 5 minutes, then begins a 10-minute time-out period waiting for RAIDar. During the 10-minute time-out period, the system can be powered off safely without causing any data loss. After 10 minutes, or if you select the factory default option with RAIDar during the time-out period, the factory default process begins. WARNING! The factory default reboot process resets the unit to factory settings, erases all data, resets all defaults, and reformats the disk to X-RAID2.

Acquiring the Boot Menu

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Use a paper clip to press in and hold the reset switch on the back of the unit, power it up.
  3. Continue to hold the reset button for 10-30 seconds while powering on the device until the Boot Menu prompt appears on the display
  4. Remove the paperclip from the reset switch.
  5. Push the “Backup” button on the front panel to navigate through the menu to the Factory Default option.
  6. Press the reset button at the back with your paperclip to confirm the menu selection and proceed to that option.
  7. Boot into the console (see instructions below)

Operating the Boot Menu:

  1. Normal
  2. Factory Default
  3. OS Reinstall
  4. Tech Support
  5. Skip Disk Check
  6. Memory Test
  7. Test Disks

Also See
ReadyNAS NV+ v2 boot failure: could not mount root RAID

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