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Bug #69598

Remove Microsoft Download Tool from guide

Added by Thorsten Behrens 6 days ago. Updated 4 days ago.

Status:
Screened
Priority:
No priority
Assignee:
Warren Block
Category:
Documentation
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Severity:
New
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Reason for Blocked:
Needs QA:
Yes
Needs Doc:
Yes
Needs Merging:
Yes
Needs Automation:
No
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n/a
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Description

The guide at https://www.ixsystems.com/documentation/freenas/11.2/install.html suggests to use the Microsoft USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable USB drive on Windows. That tool is not usable with 11.2-U1, it complains about "invalid ISO format".

Suggest to remove the line that reads:

"Microsoft provides the USB/DVD Download Tool to create a USB bootable image from an .iso file. Follow these instructions, but enter the name of the downloaded .iso into the SOURCE FILE box."

A good alternative would be Etcher, as it is cross-platform and easy to use. Maybe something along the lines of:

"Etcher can be used to create a bootable USB drive from the FreeNAS .iso image. Select the image, select the drive, and flash."

Where "Etcher" would link to https://www.balena.io/etcher/

History

#1 Updated by Dru Lavigne 6 days ago

  • Assignee changed from Release Council to Warren Block
  • Target version changed from Backlog to 11.2-U2

#2 Updated by Warren Block 4 days ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to Screened

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