Asrock Q1900-ITX questions.

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    • Asrock Q1900-ITX questions.

      Dear Forum!

      I succesfully built a NAS a few months ago with OMV, and I really like the operating system, Im really satisfied with it! But my current built is bulky and noisy (its just standard mATX case). So I planning to build a new machine, with some more energy efficient components and more compact and nice looking mini-itx case.

      My planned build:

      -Asrock Q1900-ITX
      -Corsair DDR3 4GB 1066mhz So-DIMM CL7
      -Corsair VS350 PSU
      -Cooler Master Elite 110 Case
      -(Maybe) INTEL Gigabit Pro/1000 CT Desktop Adapter PCI-E

      So My question is:
      Does that motherboard compatible with the current OMV release? I searched around in the forum and on the net, but I found only one post about the Gigabyte version which have some BIOS problems and I heard it wont boot without a connected display too.
      My other question is that the network card which I mentioned above, would it compatible as well? Or do you recommend a network card anyway? I aksing because some people recommended Intel NIC for the build, but I only found those on more expensive motherboards which is sadly out of my budget.

      I would use the machine for file serving, Transmission and Plex mostly.

      Thanks in advance!

      PS: Sorry for my English, its my secondary language.
    • Re: Asrock Q1900-ITX questions.

      It may or may not work with the realtek. Not sure which one it is. It will definitely work with the Intel PCI-E card (I use it in my home server). Definitely a good choice. That system should work very well for your intended use.
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    • Re: Asrock Q1900-ITX questions.

      Oh thats really good to know! Thanks for your fast post!

      I would like to ask one more quesiton:

      I read about that OMV should be installed on HDD/SSD and its not adviced to run it on a USB stick because of the writes.
      Now back then I built my current machine I used a Sandisk Cruzer fit, and its seems to work properly like for half year now, but I fear that it might be a timed bomb.
      Should I squeeze in a smaller SSD in my build plan?

      Thanks in advance!
    • Re: Asrock Q1900-ITX questions.

      You need to use something with wear leveling. None of my five OMV boxes use more than 5 gb for the OS. If you can find a smaller ssd, use it. No need to waste money :)
      omv 4.1.15 arrakis | 64 bit | 4.15 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 4.1.13 plugins source code and issue tracker - github

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    • Maybe you can use some of the information in my signature :
      - great case
      - ssd on mSata port
      - 6 sata ports por storage
      - ASROCK FM2A88X-ITX+ (SATAIII (6Gb/s) x6 (for the DATA), mSATA x1 (for the OS) ==> maybe the only afordable motherboard with 6xSATAIII ports)
      - AMD A6 7400K 3.5GHz (overpowerful for NAS but the cheapest for this motherboard)
      - Corsair 2Go DDR3 1333MHz C9 (x2)
      - INTEL GIGABIT CT DESKTOP ADAPTER SINGLE PORT RJ45 PCIE (to avoid backports problems with network controller)
      - COOLER MASTER G450M (80+ bronze)
      - WD Red 2To 64Mo 3.5" SATAIII (6Gb/s) (x4 for the DATA, 2 SATA ports left for future use)
      - 32 Go SSD mSATA KingSpec Half-Size Solid State (for the OS which allows 6 SATA HDDs)
      - Fractal Design Node 304 black (HDD 3.5" x6)
      - RAID 5 xfs
      - OMV 1.12 (Kralizec) - 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
    • pmadzik wrote:


      Anyone can confirm this (Q1900-ITX) mobo support headless boot?


      Can confirm this too - But you may encouter reboot-problems under Debian/OpenMediaVault. But I think I found the solution for that problem:
      Flashing cursor when rebooting / Blackscreen
      OpenMediaVault 1.12 on Debian Wheezy 7.8 64bit | 3.16 Backport Kernel | 1.10
      ASRock Q1900-ITX | 1x4GB Corsair Vengeance SODIMM DDR3 | 1xWD Red 3TB | 1xApacer 1,8" SATA1 SSD 32GB as system drive | be quiet! Pure Power L8 350W | SilverStone Milo ML04 Black
    • I bought this mobo and have the following problem with Debian (Jessie, kernel 3.16): about 5 seconds after shutdown (poweroff) system it starts again. I can only turn off computer using the case power button.

      I checked Fedora 21 (kernel 3.17) Live and it worked ok. With Fedora 20 (kernel 3.11) is the same (bad) as with Debian. I checked another distro Linux Mint 17.1 (kernel 3.13) and it worked ok.


      PS My build:
      mobo: ASRock Q1900-ITX
      case: Fractal Design Node 304
      mem: Kingston 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 SODIMM 1.35 V (KVR16LS11/4)
      psu: Corsair CX Series 430W ATX, Modular, 80 Plus Bronze
      hdd: WD Green 3TB (WD30EZRX)

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

    • KM0201 wrote:

      Are you trying to use OMV on top of Debian Jessie?

      No, I'm trying to test my just bought hardware. I usually use debian testing as my desktop distribution so i tried it first. Debian 7.8 has the same problem anyway.


      PS. Given that you are a moderator, I understand that questions not related to OMV are not welcome here. If so I apologize.