Has anyone built an NAS before? Answered
I'm trying to build an NAS with a spare computer I have. I'm trying to run Freenas, but every time I try to install the OS, I get a read error: 0x20
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.