@Siren Welcome to the Rockstor community.
Then we/our docs, are currently in a failing state .
Lets boil down the stumbling points for you. Starting with what ‘computing’ you have available. I.e. with your current computing arrangements laptop/desktop etc, can you create a virtual machine running a modern linux install? Do you already have a linux install by chance. We are currently now down to just a few cut-and-paste commands if you do have a linux install so we need to clearly identify where these instructions are failing. I know they are still a little muddled so let us know the first issue you run into and we can take it step-by-step and hopefully improve the instructions as we go. Many here on the forum have now build their own installers so hopefully between us we can see where we are failing in presenting the ‘method’. Obviously for a DIY NAS project there is assumed some base knowledge but the installer creation souldn’t require a significant amount more on top of that, if we are as clear as possible in the directions anyway.
I’m keen to have these instructions as clear as can be so your difficulty is, in part, down to our lack of clear instructions. Let us know here, bit by bit, what the hold-up is. That way we can piecemeal make stuff easier; hopefully. Plus downloads are due soon so theirs that. But it’s definitely worth being able to go the DIY method.
Let us know the first stumbling block you reach in the README.md file for our DIY rockstor-installer instructions: https://github.com/rockstor/rockstor-installer
Hope that helps.
And if anyone who has successfully build the DIY installer could chip in here that would be great. Having super clean instructions has to help all around as there is always going to be a place for the DIY method and it’s important to maintain it as accessibly as possible. Cheers.