I built a new nas box to replace my hc2 and immediately found out that despite some posts saying that omv can be moved to new hardware without issue that was not my case.
I cloned my hc2 sdcard to my new ssd and it refused to boot whether bios, efi, csm support etc. I cloned multiple times with multiple programs and none booted. Chalk it up to moving from a 32bit arm to a 64bit x86.
Anyways, I am now down the long path of manually installing everything. I installed buster 64 bit uefi already and did the usual hardening regarding the root account and locking down all avenues of root.
When I attempted to install omv it complained about root account not available (because I disabled it) and to check that the sbin/nologin is configured correctly. I am running all commands with sudo with no issues. The only way omv would install is if I enabled the root account in etc/passwd.
Now that omv is installed I disabled the root account again. Will future omv related commands or upgrades be affected by the root account being completely disabled? I do find it interesting that even with sudo the omv install process required dropping directly into the root account.