Cant get it to work with Single Harddrive

    • OMV 4.x
    • Cant get it to work with Single Harddrive

      Hey,

      so i have a Zotac ID41 Box - with a single Sata Port.
      I bought a 4TB Harddrive to turn that thing into a NAS.
      At first i simply installed openmediavault on the Drive, but couldnt select the drive under File System and Shares, meaning i couldnt do anything with it... (wasnt even visible in most options)
      After that i thought, maybe it hast to be on another Partition.
      So i installed Debian, on a 50GB Partition and made a EXT4 Partition from the remaining Space.
      But still had the Same Issue.
      I tryed deleting the Partition, hoping openmediavault would recognise the Free Space or something but nothing. (i also tryed various other Partition setups)
      Ive been trying to get it to work for half a day now with various ways and guides but i just fail.

      Could someone please tell me what im doing wrong ?
      Thanks in advance

      EDIT
      just saw theres a Storage Sextion in the Forum, i guess this better fits there, would be nice if a mod could move this there

      The post was edited 1 time, last by T1663R ().

    • OMV does NOT use the root device to store user data. Use Google to find workarounds how to get systems with one drive running.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

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      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

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    • If you'd bothered to read up on how OMV works, you might've realised very quickly that most people install OMV on a USB flash drive and boot the OS from there and then use the mechanical drive for storage only.
      Doing this, would solve your problem.
      Do note that you need a second USB drive to install the image from.
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    • This is because if the OS drive fails your data is not lost and vice versa.
      Absolutely no support through PM!

      I must not fear.
      Fear is the mind-killer.
      Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my fear.
      I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.

      Litany against fear by Bene Gesserit
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