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Another entry to the "Double the Memory Challenge"  OpenMediaVault is a wonderful web interface to create and manage a NAS (Network attached storage). Getting OpenMediaVault installed on Raspbian (armhf) requires a little bit of effort, as there is no official packages from OMV. Some users however, have ported the majority of the packages, and I'll share with you how to get them installed.

Package Sources

First, you need to elevate your priviledges:
sudo -i  Add package sources for OMV and armhf:

echo 'deb http://packages.omv-plugins.org fedaykin main' >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/omv-plugins-org-fedaykin.list
echo 'deb http://packages.omv-plugins.org fedaykin-armhf main' >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/omv-plugins-org-fedaykin-armhf.list
wget -O - http://packages.omv-plugins.org/apt/99omv-plugins-org > /etc/apt/preferences.d/99omv-plugins-org
wget -O - http://packages.omv-plugins.org/omv-plugins.pub|apt-key add -
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Install OpenMediaVault

apt-get install openmediavault
**Note: You might get prompted for preconfiguration info. Unless you know better, use the defaults.


If you encounter an error when setting up tftpd-hpa package then you'll need to edit it's configuration file:
nano /etc/default/tftpd-hpa


Change TFTP_OPTIONS like this:
TFTP_OPTIONS="--secure --ipv4"


To resolve the tftpd-hpa package installation and cleanup the mess:
apt-get install openmediavault



OMV Houskeeping

You can change the webgui password with the omv-firstaid utility.
OMV seems to disable SSH when installing. If you want to re-enable SSH, that can be achieved through the raspi-config utility.  If you're going to be using NFS, then issue the following command, to start the service on boot:
update-rc.d rpcbind defaults


You can now reboot your RPi. When it comes back up, browse to it, and you should see the OMV login prompt!




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