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Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by signcrafters, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. signcrafters

    signcrafters Member

    May 7, 2009
    So, I decided I wanted to try FreeNAS
    All I have is an old Dell Optiplex GX240 (p4, 2.8GHz, 512 ram, 80 gig drive) to try it on.
    FreeNAS suggests "Burn ISO to 4 gig (min) jump drive instead of using a HD for the OS".
    Come to find out, the GX240 cannot boot from USB even if you upgrade the BIOS.
    What to do?

    I found this
    Plop Boot Manager
    Burn ISO to CD, boot from CD and (hey, hey!) USB is now a boot options.

    Tried FreeNAS, looks real cool. Gonna give it a try.

    Hope this helps somebody.