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papnikol

install preclear on WSL for linux

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Hi everyone, 

I am the proud owner of a 20TB WD duo (2x10TB disks) but I cannot currently install them in my server for various reasons.

 

I was wondering if anyone has tried to install the preclear plugin under WSL in windows 10. (or, maybe even on another linux distro like Debian). It would be nice to be able to preclear the disks outside the array.

 

Thanks in advance for any input...

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Just set up a trial unraid USB. You don't need a license key to run preclear. The license allows you to start the array, which you most certainly do NOT want to do.

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The thing is, as I mentioned, that I dont have a spare PC, that is why I want to use my Windows machine...

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39 minutes ago, papnikol said:

The thing is, as I mentioned, that I dont have a spare PC, that is why I want to use my Windows machine...

It's fine to use an unraid USB stick to boot your windows machine and preclear the drive. Just don't assign any drives to array slots.

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