I’ve followed instructions I’ve found on the internet and on YouTube, but I cannot get this to work. When I’m saying “Running FreeNAS on a USB stick”, I mean to run it on a USB stick as a primary hard drive, not to install FreeNAS from a USB stick onto a computer hard drive. Please understand the distinction that I’m asking.
I mean to use the USB stick as a hard drive, because the FreeNAS operating system is very small and to run it from a hard drive is a huge waste of space.
Can anyone help me?
Hello PC Genie,
First you will have to make that USB bootable, follow this link for instructions:
Then you have to choose it to boot from it, follow this link for instructions:
I hope this is all you need,
Unfortunately you didn’t understand my request. Please re-read it.
Yea, I don’t think I understand what you are asking for.
You could create a small partition in your hard drive dedicate to what you want as well.
Hi PC Genie. Here is what you need to do…
Step 1 – Download FreeNAS to your PC http://freenas.org/download-freenas-release/
Step 2 – Download UNetbootin to your PC https://unetbootin.github.io/
Step 3 – Run UNetbootin. Select the “Diskimage” option. Follow the instructions you see on the UNetbootin page.
**** From there, just plug in your USB drive into a PC that is turned off. Then power it up. The PC must be set to boot from a USB drive, or else it will always fail ****
Please Note: Sometimes UNetbootin does not work with some operating systems like FreeNAS. If it does not work with the FreeNAS version you are using then switch to a different program that is similar to UNetbootin. Here are 2 different programs that do the same thing.
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