1.0/Installation Image

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System Requirements

  • i486 or amd64 processor
  • 1 GiB RAM
  • 1 system drive at least 2Gib
  • 1 data storage drive

Download Image

Download the OpenMediaVault image from ISO image. This image can be use to create either install CDROM or bootable USB stick.

Prepare Installation Media

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To install the image to an USB stick use the following instructions:

Windows GUI

or this application: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Windows CLI

For creating the USB drive in Windows, use this program: http://www.chrysocome.net/dd

Linux GUI

or this application: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Linux Command Line
sudo dd if=xxx.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=4096
  • where xxx.iso is the name of the platform-specific ISO that you downloaded, and sdX is the device name of your USB drive.

Complete Installation

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Now that OpenMediaVault is installed you are ready to Login .


  • USB sticks are not recommended as boot device in production environments.
  • Warning, the dd program has the potential to cause serious data loss if you write to the wrong device. Make sure you are certain before running the command.
  • If you are not able to boot the 0.5 installation media, try to disable the serial port in the BIOS settings.
  • OpenMediaVault does not support a data partition on the device where the operation system is installed. Therefore, please note that the whole disk device is occupied by the operation system. During the setup the device is parted into a partition used by /root and a swap partition. All existing data on drive are deleted during installation!
  • Note before installing: To install OpenMediaVault without problems please disconnect all harddisks except the one used for the OpenMediaVault operation system. After installing OpenMediaVault shutdown the system. Then reconnect the drives and restart OpenMediaVault to finish configuration.
  • During the installation process, configure the networking (do not choose to configure the networking later). If the networking isn't configured at this time, you will not be able to access OpenMediaVault from your webbrowser.
  • During the installation process the installer automatically checks for newer versions of the installed packages, so make sure the configured NIC has access to the internet to install the latest package versions.