I'm having this exact same problem currently-- ./nodebb dev works fine, ./nodebb start does nothing and outputs nothing to the logs, and I've tried all the ./nodebb upgrade and ./nodebb build.
NodeBB all messed up after install
I just finished my install of Node with seemingly no problems. However, after fighting with Amazons EC2 to let me into the forum I have a completely not working broken page, the links go nowhere, and everything is messed up. Ive tried to troubleshoot myself but nothing is working.
You can see the problems here:
http://188.8.131.52:4567/ (i'll slap on a domain once I get it working)
@electromaster232 looks like a general setup issue to me.
Consider redoing it after my guide:
@electromaster232 Seems down right now, any errors on client or server you can share here?
@julian Oh sorry I stopped my EC2 Instance cause I don't want to go over my monthly allotment. Im tired rn and first thing tomorrow i'll try a reinstall and if the same problem arises i'll update this post.