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Install FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3 - A NanoBSD Image that uses the whole flash drive

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FreeNAS 8.2.0-BETA3 uses 2GB of my 16GB flash drive. I want to create a FreeNAS 8.2-BETA3 nanobsd image that uses the whole flash drive. How do I change this?

The "FlashDevice generic" line (inside the "freenas-common" file) used to be the setting to change the size of your nanobsd image in versions 8.0 - 8.0.4, but I don't see that file anymore.
 

ProtoSD

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They've completely redone the build scripts. It's just called "common" now.


EDIT: I see that you duplicate/cross-posted. If you'd checked at the top of the "nanobsd" area where you crossposted, you'd find the post where I already answered the same question.
 

ProtoSD

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Citation,

Please check the forum rules, I found this same question posted 3 times by you in different areas including the HowTo section which is not for questions.
 
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Quote from "protosd": "They've completely redone the build scripts. It's just called "common" now."

Where is the "FlashDevice generic" line inside the "trunk/nanobsd/common" file? I don't see it anymore. Where can you change the size of a nanobsd image with regards to FreeNAS 8.2.x? It looks as if the developers removed this feature in 8.2.x. What's up with that?
 

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It's been moved to nanobsd.sh

Just about everything the developers do is for a good reason even though that may not be apparent.
 
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It's been moved to nanobsd.sh

Just about everything the developers do is for a good reason even though that may not be apparent.
Can you give me a little more detail. What are the steps I need to take to make a FreeNAS 16GB nanobsd image?

Everything I've been trying in the nanobsd.sh file to create nanobsd images larger than the default (2GB) has failed.

What is the exact line that I need to edit in the nanobsd.sh file to create a 16GB nanobsd image.
 

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Hi citation48,

This might be a silly question, but why are you even bothering with this? If you want to install other software just do it in the plug-in jail....that's the whole reason it's there! If you just feel bad about not using the 14GB of flash on the key just pony up the $5.00 for a 4GB key and get some proper use out of the 16GB key.

-Will
 
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