I want to setup a NAS using a external USB drive and Open Media Vault(OMV) installed in a raspberry pi 4. For that I'm following one of the many tutorials one can find on the web( In my case this is the one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyMpI8csWis ).

I've managed to install OMV on the raspberry and access to it. if I go to the "DISKs" option I can see both my externel USB drive and the micro SD card drive(see Disks) but when I go to "FIle system" option which where im supposed to mount the USB drive, no drive is shown like it is showing the tutorials.(see File_Systems)

Any suggestion why this is happening? how can this be solved?

Thanks in advance


pi@raspberrypi:~ $ dpkg -l | grep openmediavault
ii  openmediavault                       6.0.17-1                         all          openmediavault - The open network attached storage solution
ii  openmediavault-flashmemory           6.1                              all          folder2ram plugin for openmediavault
ii  openmediavault-keyring               1.0                              all          GnuPG archive keys of the OpenMediaVault archive
ii  openmediavault-omvextrasorg          6.0.8                            all          OMV-Extras.org Package Repositories for OpenMediaVault
pi@raspberrypi:~ $

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FInally I found the solution to the issue. it was just that i had to format the drive for EXT4 file systems and then mount the drive. In the file systems, there's a "+ sign" button that give two options when clicked on. these are "create" and "mount" so firtly, I formatted the drive for EXT4 by clicking create and then mounted the drive by clicking mount( see the to picture below)

format mount Anyway!! hope this helps


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