[Tutorial]How to Install ZimaOS?

ZimaOS is a NAS operating system. Here are the detailed steps to help you successfully install ZimaOS V1.2.2.

Step 1: Download ZimaOS V1.2.2 Image

First, you need to download the ZimaOS V1.2.2 image file. You can download it from the following link:


Step 2: Flash the Image to a USB Drive

Once the download is complete, you need to flash the image file to a USB drive. It is recommended to use the Balena Etcher tool for this process. Here are the steps:

  1. Download and install Balena Etcher.

  2. Open Balena Etcher and select the downloaded ZimaOS image file.

  3. Insert the USB drive and select it as the target device.

  4. Click the “Flash” button to start the flashing process.

Step 3: Boot ZimaCube and Start the Installation

  1. Insert the USB drive with the flashed ZimaOS image into the USB port of ZimaCube.

  2. Select boot from USB

Step 4: Complete the Installation

Once the installation process is complete, the system will prompt you to remove the USB drive. At this point, you need to remove the USB drive and restart ZimaCube. The system will automatically boot into ZimaOS V1.2.2.

Step 5: Obtain IP Address and Access ZimaOS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed ZimaOS V1.2.2 on your ZimaCube. Now you can start exploring and utilizing the rich features provided by ZimaOS.

For more information, please visit ZimaOS GitHub Repository.

We hope this guide helps you successfully install and use ZimaOS. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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Is there an easy way to choose to boot from USB? I had to edit by hand the GRUB entry and change (${boothd},gpt2) for (hd0,gpt1) and it worked, but I was hoping for something less tinkery.

Press the Delete key over and over while booting up the machine. That will cause the machine to boot into bios mode so that you can change the boot order of the devices.

I set USB as my first device and then set the NVME as my second device. Whenever there is a bootable USB attached, the Cube boots from it. Otherwise it boots from the NVME on the motherboard.

You can actually access the boot item selection by repeatedly pressing the F11 key at boot time.