Has anyone built an NAS before?
The computer in question is an old alienware M9700 my cousin gave me. For some reason, the computer doesn't give me the option to boot from a flash drive, so I assume it can't. So here are my questions:
1. What is this read error I'm getting? I've tried googling it, but I've only gotten very mixed results on it.
2. Is it possible to run Freenas this way? (without a flash drive, via disk)
3. Since the laptop has two SATA ports, could I install the OS to a smaller HDD, and then use the remaining as the storage space? I've been told that you can't install the OS onto the same drive intended for storage.