Installing OMV from a USB drive

  • Installing OMV from a USB drive

    For those already familiar with the flavors of Linux and FreeBSD, is quite simple:

    sudo dd if=openmediavault_xxxx.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4096

    Of course, substitute the xxxx's with the actual name of the iso and sdx for your USB drive's name designation. For those of you that have never touched *nix and/or are stuck with Windows, try this pretty dd replacement:

    Run the application (as admin), and simply select the Diskimage and ISO option, and point to the image file for OMV. Select 'USB Drive' for type, and the drive letter for it, then OK. Couldn't be any easier guys.

    And that's it! Now go ahead and boot the new drive with your future OMV server.

    *Note: This is assuming that you are installing to a regular hard drive or SSD device, not for installation to a USB flash drive. There are other guides for that.
  • Re: Installing OMV from a USB drive

    This is to install FROM a USB drive instead of a burned CD. No need of scripts for that. Installing to a USB flash device as a permanent solution is actually not a good idea anyway, due to stability issues of the bus with a normal install of Debian when compared to IDE or SATA.
  • Re: Installing OMV from a USB drive

    To add to my comment, I like that script. How about we put up a new thread for that for flash media? That includes SSD, CF cards, etc. So if you can go ahead and post that thread, I'll make it sticky. Try to be detailed on how to apply the script for everybody to use, not everyone here is a Linux guru.