Saturday, May 27, 2017
Openmediavault is an opensource nas system that supports intel and arm.
Most notes here will be related to the Friendlyarm Nanopi Neo and Nanopi Neo2
First tests with v1.0 media dock had some problems. The USB port on the dock board worked, but the original attempt to use a Seagate 2tb drive didn't work.
After much help from Friendlyarm and debugging the kernel, it appeared that there was a probably known bug manifested for the drive in this case. Will be testing later with other drives and also new builds of the kernel as well to see if that problem works out.
Great support from Friendlyarm in working on this.
V1.0 JM20329 SATA -> USB bridge. The board has a 12V supply which runs both the SATA drive and the NEO or NEO2 board.
Updates for V1.2 to follow.
The Friendlyarm NEO and NEO2 both have debian builds with openmediavault already built. Most of the instructions for installing the OMV on the Intel or generic build up install can be ignored, because as supplied, the Friendlyarm images have been installed with generic settings, then the SD images saved.
The instructions below have instructions on a "from bare metal" install on Intel and perhaps others, and the info for configuring the Openmediavault post install from the web interface is the reason for including the links or information here.
Howto forge page on installing scratch openmediavault.
Current OMV version for NEO2 in use:
5/25/2017, link below