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  • Thanks for all the detailed guides, you are a true asset to the community

  • Hi there,
    In https://forum.openmediavault.o…?postID=198098#post198098 U say when when it UEFI boots, great... However UEFi seems to be most problematic. Do u mean only for boot, or OMV in general?

    • It's a booting issue. With the extra memory dedicated to it, there's a lot of variation with UEFI - much more when compared to legacy BIOS. Unfortunately, UEFI has created even larger security holes to fill, but it all depends on the motherboard. I have a laptop that requires alternate boot sources and methods (cd's, thumbdrives, etc.) to be manually "cleared" as part of a boot database integrated into UEFI. I could see setting and requiring an alternate bootup password, but some of the security measures in the latest UEFI implementations are extreme. In any case, the "catch all" solutions for UEFI security are not the most elegant or user friendly. A "PITA" comes to mind.

    • Thanks for the quick response. Indeed I did have to use alternate boot source to remove UEFI Boot options. Used windows 10 boot disk, then reinitialize SSD as MBR and that cleared the EFI partition as well. I choose Legacy, because when I was reading some topics there are no real benefits for OMV (or Linux in general) at the moment. And OMV4 needs a workaround (Debian first and OMV on top, if I read correct... OMV5 did install in UEFI mode (rather wait until it comes out of beta), only had some issues. On reboot and cold boot, web-interface didn't come up for first few minutes (not when resuming from standby). And when shutting down or reboot it i got "a stop job is running for Run anacron jobs" as well (which I think might be related?). Maybe U can take a look at https://forum.openmediavault.o…ardware-need-some-advice/ and correct some assumptions? Thanks

    • Replied to you in my thread above (really need to learn forum usage as well :P ).

    • And thanks again! Updated old thread and created new thread:

  • Hi, thank you for your excellent howtos. Regards

  • What happened to flmaxey?

    • Unfortunately some very interesting threads got lost as well. Like the How To for SMB/CIFS problems on Windows 10 :-(

    • It will reappear, after it's converted to a PDF format. Editing posts like that is a PITA, using a forum "post". It's easier to work with a document, without restrictions, and post a link.

  • Hi,

    nice work on your PiHole/Docker HowTo. I've been using Pihole for over a year now inside a RPi3 and it works like a charm. Since i moved to a selfmade 4Bay-Nas with OMV i also wanted to move the PiHole into a docker container on the OMV Nas. IPv4 Blocking works perfectly following your guide.

    Since i am using a FritzBox Router with IPv6 enabled (DS-Lite ISP) i would also like to filter the IPv6 stuff from my mobile devices as i used to do it with the RPi3-Pihole.

    Do you have any idea on how to realize this or any idea where to look for further information? I did not find any macvlan ipv6 information that would have helped me. I am pretty familiar with ipv4 and subnetting but creating an ipv4/ipv6 macvlan interface that simply assigns a fd00::/64 ip like the FritzBox did with my RPi wont work.

    Great work so far anyways.


  • Any chance you can do a more detailed install guide for unbound? I have pi-hole running smoothly following your guide but can't get unbound to work. Now if I can get that and a VPN guide to tunnel my mobile devices i'll be set. Anyway thank you for the work you've done, I know your guides have saved me hours of frustration.

  • did you write the OMV Starter's guide? If So, much thanks.... helped alot.

  • Hey mate.

    Saw your post about and old OMV3 image for raspberry pi. I'm in the same boat and was wondering if you had an old OMV3 image i could use?


  • Excelent done on : New User Guide - Getting Started with Openmediavault

    It should be add on "" becouse newcomers could be more informed about how looks inside gui and about first steps within!

    Great JOB!

  • Hello,

    That's a good OMV guide.

    I have some advices regarding map the network drive for Windows.

    To make the drive persistent, user need to go to My Computer or This PC, depend on the OS, and map a network drive from there.