Published April 19, 2015
Michael Martinez
Title: Running OpenMediaVault on one Hard Drive Date: 2015-04-19 14:59 Author: Michael Category: Hardware Tags: Linux, NAS, OMV Slug: running-openmediavault-on-one-hard-drive Status: published
You want to evaluate or run OpenMediaVault on one hard drive?
No problem, you have two options:
  1. Partition the Disk before you install
  1. Partition the Disk after you install
In either case, use the live CD from GParted to work on the disk partitions. Follow the instructions on the site linked if you have never partitioned something… It is super easy, you can do it!
Option 1:
Use Gparted to create two partitions; one for the OMV system and one for your data(media, backups, etc.). Both partitions should be ext4 unless you know exactly what you are doing, and if that is the case, you probably don’t need to read this. 16GB or more should be sufficient.
When installing, be sure to select the correct (generally smaller) partition for install.
Option 2:
Boot from the live CD. Your /dev/sda1 where OMV installed will consume the entire drive. So you need to shrink that drive to a reasonable level. 16GB or more should do it. Then use the unallocated space to create an ext4 partition. Reboot and re-login to the web GUI. You now have a place to put your data…