Installing OpenMediaVault 5 to a Raspberry Pi

What is OpenMediaVault ?

openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.

openmediavault is primarily designed to be used in small offices or home offices, but is not limited to those scenarios. It is a simple and easy to use out-of-the-box solution that will allow everyone to install and administrate a Network Attached Storage without deeper knowledge.

Preliminary Note

Before proceeding further you need to have Raspberry Pi OS Lite / Desktop installed on your Raspberry Pi device. If you don’t already have this, you can use the Tutorial: Installing Raspberry Pi OS to install the Operating System.


  1. Raspberry Pi board
  2. Power supply
  3. Micro SD card
  4. Ethernet cord


Open your terminal and run these commands:

1 Update system

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

2 Networking

sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf

Navigate to the end of the text document and insert a new line the following:

interface eth0
static ip_address=
static routers=
static domain_name_servers=

Press ctrl + x, and then press y + enter to save.

Reboot with:

sudo reboot

3 OpenMediaVault 5

Download the installation script.


Locate the script


Make the installation script executable.

chmod +x install

Execute the installation script, add -n to skip networking changes.

sudo bash ./install -n

4 Accessing

And then open your browser on your computer and replace the ip-address with your own.

Login with username admin, and password openmediavault.


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