Installation

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This page is currently being reworked by User:Damage Inc. and may contain incomplete, oudated or incorrect information I will remove this notice when the rework is done.


This guide assumes you do a fresh install of OpenMediaVault on a clean system. You can also install OMV on top of a Debian installation, which is covered in a separate guide.

Before you begin

  • Please read Prerequisites to check if your hardware is capable of running OpenMediaVault
  • Download an installation image file for your system
  • Disconnect all harddisks except the future system drive. This way you avoid an accidental install on a storage drive (which will be configured after installation anyway).


Installation media

To install OpenMediaVault download the ISO image. You can burn the ISO to a CDROM or create a bootable USB stick.

To install the ISO on an USB stick use the following command:

  • Warning, the dd program has the potential to cause serious data loss if you choose the wrong device. Make sure you are certain before running the command. If you aren't, please start a thread in the forums.
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.


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

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

Follow the instructions on that page in order to find the proper device listing within Windows.

Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda

  • 1. Select
    Continue
    in this window and also on the next which says Installation step failed.
  • 2. In the Debian installer main menu (which should have popped up by now), select
    Execute a shell
    and then
    Continue
  • 3. Execute the following commands:
# Chroot.
chroot /target
# Replace [a-z] with the drive you want to install grub to.
# This is normally the drive you've selected to install OpenMediaVault on.
grub-install /dev/sd[a-z]
# Update GRUB.
update-grub
# Exit chroot.
exit
# Exit shell.
exit
  • 4. Select
    Continue without boot loader
    in the Debian installer main menu and then
    Continue
  • 5. It should now continue the installation successfully.

Login information

Once you have installed the system, these are the default access credentials.

WebGUI

  • User: admin
  • Password: openmediavault

Client (SSH, console)

  • User: root
  • Password: <set during installation>