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Install to internal drive


Install SmoothWAN to an internal (non-removable) disk such as a laptop.

Warning: All data will be lost.


After running SmoothWAN with the Quick Setup instructions using a USB flash drive with a working internet connection, log-in to the Web UI:

  1. Enter lsblk in Services -> Terminal after logging in to view connected disks.
  2. Note down the internal drive path, e.g /dev/sda as an example used in the next step.
    sda      8:0    0    320G  0 disk <-- Ignore the numbered partitions below
    ├─sda1   8:1    0     1M  0 part
    ├─sda2   8:2    0   513M  0 part
    └─sda3   8:3    0  127.5G  0 part
  3. Download the image straight to the drive:
    curl -L | gzip -d -c | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sda conv=fsync
  4. Power off, unplug the flash drive, then power on, your PC will restart twice in order to automatically expand and use the entire internal drive storage.