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    Re: openmediavault - Alternative to FreeNAS, OpenFiler etc

    The system is completely blank, whats going to be the best way of running gparted?

    And no unfortunately, I am using old hardware to make a nas box, well it doesnt seem that old but the one thing the stupid motherboard doesnt do is boot from usb! Amazingly though it will boot from a usb cd rom, odd but still.
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    Re: openmediavault - Alternative to FreeNAS, OpenFiler etc

    GParted is just a live linux partitioning OS. It runs from your memory and allows you to adjust any of your patitions on any of your drives. Its all pretty straight forward once you boot up the disk and get into the OS. Have a read of the FAQ.

    Other than that i cant really help you, im a novice at this stuff myself!

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    Re: openmediavault - Alternative to FreeNAS, OpenFiler etc

    Cheers mate will check it out.

    I did actually post the same question 3 days ago on the "official" forum and still tumbleweed is blowing around so not sure if I will actually fix the issue but will give gparted a go
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    Thumbs up Re: openmediavault - Alternative to FreeNAS, OpenFiler etc

    Well I guess this is my intro on this forum

    I stumbled upon while following some OMV links and like the activity of the community here.

    OMV is good stuff. I've worked with FreeNAS in the past, and can't say I've ever really been all that impressed with it, opting to just build what I need from a Debian, Gentoo, or Slackware install.

    But Openfiler has proven really stable and scalable as an iSCSI SAN. The problem is that I'm not all that much impressed with any RPM based distro, and Opefiler is derived from CentOS - good, but not exactly where I would like to be.

    That opened the door for OMV, and although it purports to be the new kid on the block, it comes from the experience Voker Theile in his days as one of the more prominent developers involved with the FreeNAS project - and it's Debian. And it's good stuff.

    The target audience of OMV might not be the enterprise like Openfiler, but it certainly fits in well in that environment too. It's solid, reliable, and for those who find it important, easy to install as well.

    I hope that helps

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