First Build ... Trying to install OMV on USB Flash Drive ... no luck

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    • First Build ... Trying to install OMV on USB Flash Drive ... no luck

      My first NAS build ... I'm a Hitachi/Netapp guy at work but this is for myself.

      6 x 5 tb WD Green HDDs (I know ... was hoping they would be reds ...)
      4 x 4 gb Kingston KVR16E11S8/4KF Server Memory - Unbuffered ECC
      Intel Core i3 procesor
      ASRock Mini ITX Server Motherboard MT-C224
      Corsair CX 460 Gold Rated PSU

      Want ZFS Raid-5


      2 Questions ... I just tried installing OMV on a 2gb flash drive. I wrote the 2.1 amd64 img using UNETBOOTIN and installed on another flash drive (500mb - which the bios saw also)

      Tried booting the 2gb flash and am getting a blinking cursor ... :-/ I need to run this off a flash since all my sata ports are used. Should I try another flash ? Seems weird that it wouldn't boot.

      Second question, if I have a live windows usb flash-drive, can I read the ZFS partition made by OMV if I ever needed to ? Considering using Docker now but I'm worried the ZFS would choke out the ram.