OMV(Open Media Vault) on ODROID-XU4
The OS image file name is OMV_4_Odroid_XU4_HC1_HC2.img.xz
Archives can be uncompressed with 7-Zip pm Windows, Keka on OS X and 7z on Linux.

Make sure you have a good & reliable SD card. RAW images can be written with Etcher (all OS).
You can find the Etcher from this link.

* The current OMV image has a compatibility issue with eMMC and it can't boot from eMMC. I hope it will be fixed soon.

Plug a 15V DC plug to your CloudShell2 and wait 3~4 minutes.
Don't forget to connect an internet accessible network cable to the cloudshell for proper installation.
You can see a Linux login screen on the small TFT LCD while OMV OS is initializing the system.
After initializing, it will reboot the system automatically.
Don't interrupt this process.

Open a web browser and enter your IP address.
The IP address can be found with the Angry IP Scanner tool. You can download it from the following link.

Execute it and setup IP ranges properly, and run scanning.

Then you can see the newly installed ODROID-XU4 with CloudShell2. You can find the IP address named odroidxu4.

Connect to that IP with your web browser, and login with the default account information that is admin/openmediavault.
Then you can see the OMV web panel.

To enable peripherals, which are the front LCD and the FAN of the rear of the CloudShell2, you have to install some script files from our Ubuntu PPA.

Go to the SSH menu and enable permit root login option like the following screenshot.

Open an SSH client program that could be putty if you're using Windows or Terminal, then access to that IP.
Default root account information is root/openmediavault. Login as root.

Then enter these command to install scripts for peripherals of CloudShell2.
Enter for the confirming prompts.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kyle1117/ppa
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install odroid-cloudshell cloudshell2-fan cloudshell-lcd
$ reboot

After the reboot is done, you can see the information on the LCD.

Once you mount the disks with Storage –> File Systems menu, the TFT LCD will show the disk information.

Refer this official OMV guide to complete the OMV configuration.

Or you also can see our OMV guide.

System → Update Management on web-UI.
Check available updates and Choose all the available updates and Upgrade the system.
You will probably have some updated Debian packages, newer Open Media Vault package and newer Kernel.
You might need to reboot after system software update.

Many thanks to OMV team for releasing the OMV images for ODROID boards.
If you think the OMV is useful, please donate to OMV team!

  • accessory/add-on_boards/xu4_cloudshell2/open_media_vault_omv.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/01/31 10:41
  • by joshua