Prerequisites

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Before installing OpenMediaVault make sure your hardware is supported.

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Any i486 or amd64 compatible processor.
  • RAM: 1 GiB capacity
  • HDD:
    • System Drive: 2 GiB capacity
    • Data Drive: capacity according to your needs

Warning!

The whole disc will be occupied by the System and swap space[1], so size doesn't matter so much. Data storage on the system disc is not supported.

Spinning Harddisk, SSD[2], Disk-on-Module[3], CompactFlash[4] or USB thumb drive[5] type drives can be used as System Drive.

If you use a Flash Drive, select one with static wear leveling[6], without it the drive will have a very short lifetime. It is also recommended to activate the Flash memory Plugin: (see Plug-ins) The entire disk is used as system disk. This disk can not be used to store user data.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paging
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive#DOM
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompactFlash
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_leveling