Windows MB with Linux drivers - - I'm in a little over my head on this issue

    • Windows MB with Linux drivers - - I'm in a little over my head on this issue

      Maybe I have the cart before the horse but hopefully this thread will help clear up my confusion.

      I have just received my MB for an OMV4 NAS build. The MB is AMD based and it is a windows motherboard. It is a ASRock AB350 Pro4 motherboard. I just spoke with ASRock to answer a few other questions and during our conversation on a few subjects they told me that I would need Linux drivers since the AB350 Pro4 is a windows board.

      Can someone zero me in regarding whether or not I actually do need Linux drivers, which drivers and where to get those drivers, instructions on how to install, and anything else I would need to know to not screw up the objective of this new OMV4 NAS build.
      Thanks, Kai :thumbup:

      MY OMV OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (always latest build) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 8GB ram; OMV 4.1.13-amd64 Linux Debian running virtual via VirtualBox v5.2.22. (Techno Dad Life OMV virtual installation videos as installation guide.) OMV OS on an 8GB virtual drive with 3 each 16GB data drives. Non RAID. Backup - Two sets of identical backups using GoodSync 2-way syncing onto 2 external drives (very nice EASY backup solution).


      My offering to the tech world: The great thing about being a NOOB is - You'll always be a NOOB - because every day you'll learn something that you didn't know an hour earlier, and sometimes - many times over, all in the same day. Someday you may grow old but you'll never be too old or too smart to learn something NOO. That said . . . pay it forward.
    • donh wrote:

      I would just try and install and see what happens. If it fails try the latest debian installer and then install OMV on top.

      You might need to go into bios (uefi) and disable secure boot or something.
      Thanks for replying. I'm still waiting for more parts. My method of madness with this thread was to try to get my ducks in a row and then go for it in a few weeks. However . . . ALSO . . . I wanted to make certain that I am okay with this motherboard before ordering a few more integral components. The ASRock tech guy put me on the defensive, now I'm scrambling a bit.
      Thanks, Kai :thumbup:

      MY OMV OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (always latest build) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 8GB ram; OMV 4.1.13-amd64 Linux Debian running virtual via VirtualBox v5.2.22. (Techno Dad Life OMV virtual installation videos as installation guide.) OMV OS on an 8GB virtual drive with 3 each 16GB data drives. Non RAID. Backup - Two sets of identical backups using GoodSync 2-way syncing onto 2 external drives (very nice EASY backup solution).


      My offering to the tech world: The great thing about being a NOOB is - You'll always be a NOOB - because every day you'll learn something that you didn't know an hour earlier, and sometimes - many times over, all in the same day. Someday you may grow old but you'll never be too old or too smart to learn something NOO. That said . . . pay it forward.
    • Phoronix says it is a linux-friendly board - phoronix.com/scan.php?page=art…m=asrock-ab350-pro4&num=1. So, OMV 4.x should be ok on it.
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    • ryecoaaron wrote:

      Phoronix says it is a linux-friendly board - phoronix.com/scan.php?page=art…m=asrock-ab350-pro4&num=1. So, OMV 4.x should be ok on it.
      EXCELLENT! Thank you so much ryecoaaron. The effort on your part to discern is much respected and appreciated. That took a load off my mind.
      Thanks, Kai :thumbup:

      MY OMV OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (always latest build) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 8GB ram; OMV 4.1.13-amd64 Linux Debian running virtual via VirtualBox v5.2.22. (Techno Dad Life OMV virtual installation videos as installation guide.) OMV OS on an 8GB virtual drive with 3 each 16GB data drives. Non RAID. Backup - Two sets of identical backups using GoodSync 2-way syncing onto 2 external drives (very nice EASY backup solution).


      My offering to the tech world: The great thing about being a NOOB is - You'll always be a NOOB - because every day you'll learn something that you didn't know an hour earlier, and sometimes - many times over, all in the same day. Someday you may grow old but you'll never be too old or too smart to learn something NOO. That said . . . pay it forward.
    • Here's a mini-review from the Phoronix website for your motherboard, that says your motherboard works with Linux in general. Phoronix is a Linux resource site, so if its listed as Linux friendly there, it should be able to work with OMV (which is Debian Linux underneath the OMV specific parts). Generally, as @donh says, you can simply install OMV, and the drivers will install themselves. Running update from the web UI after install will help ensure you have the most current ones.

      Phoronix Review ASRock AB350 Pro4


      Edit: Oops looks like @ryecoaaron posted the same link first while I was writing this. That's what I get for typing slow!
      Working with computers since the days when unboxing and set-up required 3 weeks with a soldering iron!

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

    • Markess wrote:

      Here's a mini-review from the Phoronix website for your motherboard, that says your motherboard works with Linux in general. Phoronix is a Linux resource site, so if its listed as Linux friendly there, it should be able to work with OMV (which is Debian Linux underneath the OMV specific parts). Generally, as @donh says, you can simply install OMV, and the drivers will install themselves. Running update from the web UI after install will help ensure you have the most current ones.

      Phoronix Review ASRock AB350 Pro4
      Cool.
      Thanks, Kai :thumbup:

      MY OMV OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (always latest build) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 8GB ram; OMV 4.1.13-amd64 Linux Debian running virtual via VirtualBox v5.2.22. (Techno Dad Life OMV virtual installation videos as installation guide.) OMV OS on an 8GB virtual drive with 3 each 16GB data drives. Non RAID. Backup - Two sets of identical backups using GoodSync 2-way syncing onto 2 external drives (very nice EASY backup solution).


      My offering to the tech world: The great thing about being a NOOB is - You'll always be a NOOB - because every day you'll learn something that you didn't know an hour earlier, and sometimes - many times over, all in the same day. Someday you may grow old but you'll never be too old or too smart to learn something NOO. That said . . . pay it forward.