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I think I tried somehting similar, something called a UNetbootin? I can select a distro and version, but I am just getting errors every time I boot from that..

From what I can tell, FreeNAS is what I want. But I am just having problems installing it onto a USB.. Not having a cd drive in the pc isn't helping.. lol.. Thanks everyone for the responses so far!
FreeNAS is great, I use it for multiple things.

But in unetbootin, where it says to select the ISO. There is a drop down that will say "floppy" click that and then select the .IMG file. It should work perfectly.
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I am using this ram. It's almost brand spanking new, and barely used.. Is that what it's talking about?


Edited by raiderxx - 5/4/11 at 9:01am
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It might be referring to the flashdrive. Like there isn't enough space for it to right to.
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But FreeNAS needs like.. 256 megs, and this drive is 2 gigs...
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I am using this ram. It's almost brand spanking new, and barely used.. Is that what it's talking about?

Most likely a corrupt download (or corrupt flash drive).
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Yeah, do a checksum on the .img file.
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Redownloaded, and this time I got this..

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post #28 of 39
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What the title says.. I have been trying to get freeNAS to boot off of a flashdrive for the past 3 hours with frustratingly no results to show.... Are there any other (preferably free) OS's that would work? I am completely new to server stuff, but all of my hardware is ready and waiting!!
i used freenas and also on a flashdrive
worked nicely switched to Windows Home Server 2011

EDIT: why not use a normal hardrive? so much better
if you can't install it, use VMWARE on your system to preinstall it and then insert it in your homeserver
Edited by [T]yphoon - 5/4/11 at 10:54am
post #29 of 39
... Quite interesting. It looks like it's having a problem decompressing the files on the USB drive.
I'm using a 2GB SD card.

1st time I installed FreeNAS, I used the guide that I said you had to use Windows XP.
But the 2nd time, I just burned a CD and installed the program onto the USB drive.

If you're having no luck with that, grab a CD burn it and then install it to the USB.
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Redownloaded, and this time I got this..

Interesting. I expect you've got something else going on, other than a bad download. It will be either a bad USB stick, or bad RAM. I suggest you run memtest86+ for a while.
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