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Build your own Pro NAS – Seagate Goflex Net with Debian Linux, RAID1 and OpenMediaVault

Posted by DonCharisma 
Since all the posts here are quite old, I have tried to install OMV using the description found here

https://openmediavault.readthedocs.io/en/latest/installation/on_debian.html


/etc/apt/sources.list.d/openmediavault.list looks like that

deb http://packages.openmediavault.org/public arrakis main
# deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/openmediavault/packages arrakis main
## Uncomment the following line to add software from the proposed repository.
deb http://packages.openmediavault.org/public arrakis-proposed main
# deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/openmediavault/packages arrakis-proposed main
## This software is not part of OpenMediaVault, but is offered by third-party
## developers as a service to OpenMediaVault users.
deb http://packages.openmediavault.org/public arrakis partner
# deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/openmediavault/packages arrakis partner

afterwards invoked

export LANG=C
export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive
export APT_LISTCHANGES_FRONTEND=none
apt-get update
apt-get --allow-unauthenticated install openmediavault-keyring
apt-get update

... then

apt-get --yes --auto-remove --show-upgraded \
    --allow-downgrades --allow-change-held-packages \
    --no-install-recommends \
    --option Dpkg::Options::="--force-confdef" \
    --option DPkg::Options::="--force-confold" \
    install postfix openmediavault

At that step the download-and-install-magic should take place, but there are two points with problems, the last one freezes the installation

First one does not freeze the installation process

...
systemd/system/smartd.service.
[....] Not starting S.M.A.R.T. daemon smartd, disabled via /etc/default/smartmontoo[warn. (warning).
Setting up mdadm (3.4-4+b1) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults
...

But this here does

Warning: The home dir /run/proftpd you specified can't be accessed: No such file or directory
Adding system user `proftpd' (UID 111) ...
Adding new user `proftpd' (UID 111) with group `nogroup' ...update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults
...kGPPwU1V
Not creating home directory `/run/proftpd'.
Adding system user `ftp' (UID 112) ...
Adding new user `ftp' (UID 112) with group `nogroup' ...
Creating home directory `/srv/ftp' ...
'/usr/share/proftpd/templates/welcome.msg' -> '/srv/ftp/welcome.msg.proftpd-new'
[ ok ] Starting ftp server: proftpd.
...
At that point the installation freezes



A check done by opening a second ssh console shows that /run/proftpd is existing ...

After "shutdown -h now" and cycling power, the system is not longer accessible by ssh, serial console reports...

root@debian:~# ifconfig
lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 20  bytes 1320 (1.2 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 20  bytes 1320 (1.2 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

no more network connections ...



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2018 02:09AM by Martin aus Dortmund.
Did you read this Install Procedure?:
https://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php/Thread/21234-Install-OMV4-on-Debian-9-Stretch/

erasmus is for debian 8 and arrakis for debian 9.

I didnt try arrakis for the moment, but i got running erasmus on debian 8 (Jessie) on the GFN some month ago.
I think it was Jessie:
Debian-4.4.0-kirkwood-tld-1-rootfs-bodhi.tar.bz2 with kernel 4.11.3



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2018 03:30AM by joerg_999.
Except two lines where I have removed the comment prefix "#" it seems to be identically...

EDIT: Second try with a cleaned up USB Stick and newly installed Debian 4.18-4 (I have made some backups of several stages of created USB sticks according to https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,12096,24034#msg-24034, that makes this an easy and fast job...)

Now I tried it without any changes.... no success.

Perhaps the "xmlstartlet" problem is not fixed, and the procedure mentioned here is necessary ....

Quote

Get xmlstarlet 1.5.0-1 and install it:

wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/x/xmlstarlet/xmlstarlet_1.5.0-1_armel.deb
dpkg -i xmlstarlet_1.5.0-1_armel.deb

EDIT 2 Now I used serial console to shutdown dockstar

after
shutdown -h now
on serial console, the setup on ssh console resumed

[ ok ] Starting ftp server: proftpd.
here the setup was freezed, and continues after shutdown command ...
Setting up php-xml (1:7.0+49) ...
Setting up xmlstarlet (1.6.1-2) ...
Setting up libpython-stdlib:armel (2.7.13-2) ...
Setting up libtevent0:armel (0.9.31-1) ...
Setting up collectd-core (5.7.1-1.1) ...
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/collectd.service -> /lib/systemd/system/collectd.service.

XMLStartlet seems to be quite ok ... concerning the version number ...


That seems to be a similar problem.
I dont think, that it is the correct solution to use elder versions.
I think I will drop my plan to use OMV on Dockstar, perhaps it is really too memory demanding ...

https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,61959,page=2



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2018 09:33AM by Martin aus Dortmund.
Martin aus Dortmund,

If you would like to install OMV on armv5 the easiest way is via softy script https://github.com/armbian/config. The script is optimised for armv7, however, some of the software installations work on armv5 out of the box, others do after some changes in the script.

I have tested OMV. It did install and was running fine, but most of the extra plugins would not work on armv5. Most of the management and tasks on the NAS I do via ssh anyway, so I have removed OMV as it was interfering with the apt install as well for some reason.

I have used the softy script to install TV headend, Syncthing, Transmission and MiniDLNA. Currently, all running nicely. The other software in the script I did not try. Docker and newer nodejs do not work on armv5. Back up your system before you use the script, uninstalling the software is not as straightforward.

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Regards,
garagoyun
Since I only wanted to have a simple SMB share and some family calendars. I fell back to quite simple solution

- Samba for making attached USB HDD accessible from our home net
- Radicale for the family calendars https://radicale.org/
- smartmontools for periodic hdd health checks

Up to now rights management is nearly not existing (everyone in our home net can access hdd, and calendars ...) That's one point I want to take care of.
Thats something I expected advantages using OMV ...
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