Unraid’s First Experience at $129 - Installation

Introducing Unraid

introduce unraid

Unraid OS allows sophisticated media aficionados, gamers, and other intensive data-users to have ultimate control over their data, media, applications, and desktops, using just about any combination of hardware.

First Option - Official Software Burn Image

Installation Using a USB Stick

Prepare a USB stick( greater than 1G) and format it in FAT32 format. Change the name to UNRAID(Mac)

Unraid Usb flash drive

Unraid Usb flash drive

Unraid Usb flash drive

Unraid Usb flash drive

Download the Official USB Creator

Creator Unraid Offical

Download the Official Image

Download Unraid offical image

Open the USB Creator and Write UnraidOS

Select the following options according to the specification:

write unraid os

Click ‘Write’ and wait.

write unraid image

write unraid image done

Second Option - Write the System Image Manually

Modify “make_bootable”

Download the image package and extract all the files, then copy the extracted files to the root directory of your USB stick


The format of the USB stick also needs to be FAT32

Windows systems need to run the make_bootable.bat file from the USB stick as an administrator

Linux systems execute the make_bootable_linux file

change Unraid boottable

Complete Burn-in

Unraid boottable

Unraid boottable

Installing UnraidOS on ZimaBoard

Boot from the Installation USB stick

Boot Unraid

Choose OS

Unraid boottable

Boot Mode Selector (Syslinux)

After configuring your BIOS, you will be prompted with the Unraid Server OS boot menu. There are a number of options available for you to select:

unRAID OS (Headless)

The standard boot mode for Unraid Server OS. The headless mode utilizes less memory than desktop mode but relies on the use of another device to access the WebGUI for management.

Unraid OS GUI Mode (Desktop)

Desktop mode loads a lightweight desktop interface with a quick-launch menu for accessing the WebGUIi, product documentation, and useful Linux utilities, including a bash shell, midnight commander, and htop. This mode may be helpful for users trying to diagnose network connectivity problems or for users that don’t have a separate device to use for connecting to the WebGUI.

unRAID OS Safe Mode (Headless)

Use this boot mode to diagnose if Plug-ins are causing stability issues on your system.

log in unraid OS

Connecting to the Unraid WebGUI

There are two methods to connect to the WebGUI in Unraid:

  • Boot Unraid in GUI mode and login (username is root, no password by default); or

  • Open a web browser from your Mac or PC and navigate to http://tower.local Note: if you configured a different host name in the USB Flash Creator, use that name instead of tower.

Unraid user dashboard

This is the main interface of UNRAID . A lot of information can be seen on this page, such as system status, motherboard information, CPU usage, network, disk information, user information, etc.

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