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Unraid Headless Install


WizP

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Just a question, but would a headless install be possible? I.e. use an app or https page like Synology use on their systems. 

 

In many ways I don't really see a GPU requirement at all... Just maybe for plex transcoding etc...

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I have a single monitor that I move between a number of machines - some machines needs passphrases to unlock the disks when booting. And sometimes good to connect when reconfiguring or updating some machine - not all machines have IPMI.

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I'm fully aware Unraid can work quite happily headless, my suggestion is to go the rest of the way and allow it to go through the installation process headless too. I.e. Everything over a web gui 

 

The Synology ecosystem allows this. No big deal, but may be useful for some

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2 minutes ago, WizP said:

I'm fully aware Unraid can work quite happily headless, my suggestion is to go the rest of the way and allow it to go through the installation process headless too. I.e. Everything over a web gui 

 

The Synology ecosystem allows this. No big deal, but may be useful for some

 

There really isn't an "install". Once the flash drive is prepared and you can boot from it, everything can be done from the webUI.

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10 minutes ago, WizP said:

I'm fully aware Unraid can work quite happily headless, my suggestion is to go the rest of the way and allow it to go through the installation process headless too. I.e. Everything over a web gui 

 

The Synology ecosystem allows this. No big deal, but may be useful for some

 

OK, misunderstood the original post. 

 

As Trurl said, "install" is just a matter of copying files to a flash drive; not much to it, especially for a new "install."  That doesn't even need to happen on the intended target unRAID machine.  Since the flash drive contains the license, and the OS when booted, runs in RAM, the flash drive is, for all intents and purposes, the OS installation disk much like C:\Windows on a PC.

 

 

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