RonR wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Does OMV work properly on an SD card installation where usb-boot
wasn't involved? If not, it's definitely not usb-boot
It does indeed, rather well, but I wanted to just use an SSD drive (a 1Tb EVO I had laying around), and thought, hey, I can try and move OS onto this also, and use rest for data sharing, obviously with SD used for initialisation.
USB-BOOT works just fine, aka, it all runs swell, apart from when I install OMV, it will not see rest of disk, and reports only the 2 partitions mirrored from the script. This is fine, and OMV saves any setting no problem. Problem is, I have no use of the other 980Gb for sharing, as OMV does not see it?
Loading the 1Tb up in any disk manager (separately) shows the drive to be correct, and that all space has been extended to fill whole drive.
Resizing that drive to use any figure, say 64Gb, results in the rest being wasted, as OMV still does not see anything, no matter if I create a separate partition of any size, and when I do, OMV does not save any settings, and throws up errors?
I'm beginning to suspect, that OMV does not like residing on something that it is not actually booted from. Most likely? I think, but no matter, as I say, I can easily resolve it with buying another disk, as I do like this thing running from an SSD, way faster than that damn SD
Just done a test again, leaving disk as is and letting USB-BOOT do it's thing. All good, but OMV does not work with this configuration, no matter what you do with extra space on a single SSD.
I guess OMV does not like to run from any SSD, or drive, from a Pi4 regardless, probably confusing it in some way? SD, it works marvellous, and uses my SSD as storage no problems. So, no point in buying another disk, lol, as it just will not run properly when booted from any drive, apart from the SD.
Sorry for bugging all of ya, but at least I know now, lol.