When installing FreeNAS on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) server, it’s recommended to run the FreeNAS operating system (OS) from a USB Flash drive. The reason, is so that you can dedicate all internal drive bays to your storage pool. You might run into an issue when installing FreeNAS on a USB Flash drive because most NAS servers don’t have a DVD-ROM drive. In this post, you will learn how to Install FreeNAS on a USB Flash Drive using Windows 10 and VirtualBox.
When installing FreeBSD, if you forget to assign your user to the wheel group, you wont be able to switch to the root user using the su command.
When running su, with a user that not in the wheel group, the following output is produced:
$ su su: Sorry
What’s worse, is since you cant switch to root, you wont be able to add the current user to the wheel group.
This post will show you an easy way to fix the problem.
Did you know that with some free software and some in-expensive hardware, you can build a home media server that’s a lot like Netflix without the monthly cost?
Yes, that means you can throw out those annoying DVD’s and CD’s that collect dust and are always in the wrong box. That’s because after you’ve stored them on the system I’m about to show you how to make, you’ll be able to stream them to just about any device you own.
And if your the sharing kind of person, you can even share all, or part of your media library with friends and family using the simple to use Plex user interface.
It should, because after you’ve built one of these beasts, you’ll laugh at the dinosaur in the corner of the room called a DVD player.