If you are a home user who is experimenting with Free NAS®, you can install Free NAS® on an inexpensive USB thumb drive and use the computer’s disk(s) for storage.
This section describes the following: Note if you will be burning the installation file to a USB stick, you will need two USB slots, each with an inserted USB device, where one USB stick contains the installer and the other USB stick is selected to install into.
There are many Linux tools which extract bootimages from iso-images, but after a search over the net, I didn't find any which works correctly with .If you’re going to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, and want to keep your data and programs intact, perform the online upgrade. If that happens, pull the DVD or USB drive out of its slot and manually restart your computer. By the time the installer comes up for air, you’re ready to personalize your copy of Windows.As long as you stick to upgrading 32-bit Win7 to 32-bit Win8.1, or 64-bit Win7 to 64-bit Win8.1, the online installer works great. If you choose Customize, the installer takes you through a series of questions. Tell Windows Update “Don’t set up Windows Update (not recommended).” Automatically get new device drivers/apps (both set to On). Choose to send Do Not Track requests to websites that you visit.When performing the installation, be sure to select the correct USB device to install to.In other words, you can not install Free NAS® into the same USB stick that you boot the installer from.
You must make full backups of all your data, write down all your passwords (unless they’re stored online someplace like Last Pass), get all your software installation CDs and DVDs, and make yet another backup just in case, before starting this process. That doesn’t really accomplish anything at this point, but someday maybe it will.