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post #301 of 359
I have a strange issue with 4.2-3211 my internal network card on my HP N54L is showing up as a 10/100 card can anyone tell me how to fix that
see attached Pic
post #302 of 359

Hello , I want to share my experience with you, what I wanted to run and works flawlessly with version 4.1 + only thing I noticed is that you should not do restart, must be completely turned off and then on again. 

Here is my configuration parameters .

1.MAIN BOARD ASUS P8H61-M LX3 C SI LGA1155

2.CPU G1610 2.6GHZ/2MB/LGA1155/BOX

3. RAM 2G DDR3 1333 ADATA

4. PSU SEASONIC SS-520GB BRONZE

5. HDD 4 bay x 3T SG ST3000VN000 NAS

6. CASE CM ELITE 342 BLACK/MATX/NO PSU

7. USB FLASH DISK - Netac Tehnology with write protect buton.

 

Best of all I could do was to measure the power consumption in normal operating condition. She is 32 watts per hour :) I'm very happy because before configuration that was used with p35 chipset and Core2Duo P6500 and had a consumption of more than 100 watts per hour. 

 

Very useful forum I am grateful for everything I've learned here.

post #303 of 359

Hi guys,

I am using oracle VirtualBox. I can boot up the machine. When I use the Synology Assistant , the DS shows up with an APIPA address(see screenshot).

 

I am able to click "Install" and specify the network address (whic does seem to work given if an IP address is in fact in use, it does give me a duplicate IP error). How ever, the next screen, it shows error that unable to connect. 

 

I have posted the screen shots.

 

I also added the screen of my virtualbox

 

Any help is much appreciated.

~ Robin

 

 

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post #304 of 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by robin339 View Post

Hi guys,
I am using oracle VirtualBox. I can boot up the machine. When I use the Synology Assistant , the DS shows up with an APIPA address(see screenshot).

I am able to click "Install" and specify the network address (whic does seem to work given if an IP address is in fact in use, it does give me a duplicate IP error). How ever, the next screen, it shows error that unable to connect. 

I have posted the screen shots.

I also added the screen of my virtualbox

Any help is much appreciated.
~ Robin
there is a whole thread dedicated to Virtualbox on the Xpenology site. http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3
Edited by blipszyc - 10/21/13 at 7:42am
post #305 of 359
Does anyone know if there has been anything done to make 4.3 work?
post #306 of 359
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Originally Posted by lowridese View Post

Does anyone know if there has been anything done to make 4.3 work?
Not yet. Seems like Synology added some additional "checks and balances" into the software that has prevented it from running elsewhere. I'm not sure if this was done intentionally or if it's just a side effect of the new software.
post #307 of 359
Hmm, I currently have an unraid setup. Just had a disk die and was looking at implementing the synology setup.

I had it installed on a laptop and really like it.

Just was hoping if it stays on 4.2 for us that it would still be ok to implement.
post #308 of 359
Hello, I am from Autria and I just joined this forum.
I wanted to aks if I could install this on my iMac ?
My english is not so good, so i didn't understand if this works on OSX.
And if I have installed it, do i have to use the VM everytime I want use my NAS or can i just open the files from my iMac ?
post #309 of 359
Does anyone know if it is possible to change our SERIAL number on our NAS?

I had registered another system before and decommissioned that one.

I used the same thumb drive to create my new one and for some reason it is getting the same serial number.

This is causing me issues when I am setting up my DDNS.

I will check on the thumb drive properties to see if there is anything.

Thanks!
post #310 of 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowridese View Post

Does anyone know if it is possible to change our SERIAL number on our NAS?

I had registered another system before and decommissioned that one.

I used the same thumb drive to create my new one and for some reason it is getting the same serial number.

This is causing me issues when I am setting up my DDNS.

I will check on the thumb drive properties to see if there is anything.

Thanks!
http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1353
post #311 of 359
Quote:

Thank you very much I will take a look at this.
post #312 of 359
Thanks, it updated my serial number.

I went to go register my device on

myds.synology.com

So that i could enable the ddns

Now it says it is invalid, hmm worked prior.

I am thinking though do I need to register it there to allow it to properly work with DDNS?

Thanks!
post #313 of 359
Nevermind I registered it with noip.com
post #314 of 359
Hi, I'm trying to get this up and running on either vmware workstation 9 or virtualbox.
I have used plop boot manager to be able to boot from a usb stick.
Created the usb stick with Win32DiskImager.

Both vmware and virtualbox boot the synology image on the stick fine.
In vmware I have the terminal scrolling and readable, so you can more or less follow what's happening.
This is not the case in virtualbox.

In both cases I've set the network MAC adress to 00:11:32:08:D6:2A.
Also set network config to dhcp (bridged).

Now the more tricky part (I guess):
- setting the SATA drive
I think I have managed to do so in virtualbox, but I don't know how this can be done in vmware workstation.
Done some searching, it seems to be possible to use a sata device in vmware esxi, which I don't have. (I've already downloaded and installed virtualbox for this testcase)

When either vmware or virtualdisk are up and running from the usb stick, the synology assistang finds the syno box.
But each time the assistant starts the installation, it seems to (unnecessarily) do a network setup action, after which the install always errors out:

"An error has occured during installation. The telnetprotocol of DiskStation has been enabled to determine the errors. Configure your router to forward port 23 to DiskStation and contact online support of Synology."

- Can anyone confirm if this can be done on vmware Workstation? (version 9 or?)
- Can anyone supply some more information on virtual machine settings needed for this to work?

Thanks!
post #315 of 359
Don't think its been done in VMWare Workstation, but definitely works in ESXi 5.1 U1. (Don't use 5.5)

Here's a link to get it to work on VirtualBox - Xpenology - Virtualbox
post #316 of 359

I tried it with a couple usb flash drives and it just corrupted them. Anyone know how to get it to work on a DVD boot? Thank you!

post #317 of 359
So far this build seems to work, with a quad intel NIC!

ASUS P8H77-i mini-itx
Intell e1000 Quad Port Gigabit NIC
2 drives
256GB SSD
120GB 2.5 scrap drive.





If testing goes well this is going into a fractal 304

NIC


BONDED 4 WAY



RAM
16GB

CPU
i7 3770k
Edited by moogs74 - 11/12/13 at 12:58am
post #318 of 359
Does anyone know if this will work with the HP Gen8 unit?
post #319 of 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilpostini2 View Post

Does anyone know if this will work with the HP Gen8 unit?

I saw that it did on the XPEnology forum, sorry that I do not have a link at the moment, but I saw a guy report that he had everything on his Gen8 working.
post #320 of 359
Hi, I have read all this post but am after help.

I have just received a new 54L and created the USB stick with the 4.1.
The 54l boots of the stick to a point where it stops at Booting the kernel.
Nothing else happens

I have tried to use the synology assistant but it doesnt see it.

I then tried the image from this site http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18528018

thats provides the downloads here https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5tpWhEINjUONzhFaEgzazU4aEU&usp=sharing#list

but I get exactly the same thing.

Any ideas of pointers would be most appreciated.

DAve
post #321 of 359

Hi!

How do you get more than 1 LAN working?

 

I plugged in 2 PCI 10/100/1000 Cards, but they are not showing up under "Control Pnael > Network"

 

any help is appreciated.

post #322 of 359
I haven't tried it but you probably need to edit the MAC addresses to what your real MAC addresses are. http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1353 I went through this exercise a little while ago when trying to get this to work with a PC I have hanging around. It was definitely faster than my DS212j but I couldn't get WOL to work or for the drives to spin down.

The Xpenology website is a better resource than this thread.
post #323 of 359
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Originally Posted by djc11369 View Post

I haven't tried it but you probably need to edit the MAC addresses to what your real MAC addresses are. http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1353 I went through this exercise a little while ago when trying to get this to work with a PC I have hanging around. It was definitely faster than my DS212j but I couldn't get WOL to work or for the drives to spin down.

The Xpenology website is a better resource than this thread.

Thanks! Went through the whole thing and changed all MAC. 

But still no luck. The cards still don't show up

post #324 of 359
This hack would be more useful if there were a list of specific hardware that was verified to work with the hack. Still entertaining while trying to get it to work however. smile.gif
post #325 of 359
Quote:
Originally Posted by robin339 View Post

Hi!
How do you get more than 1 LAN working?

I plugged in 2 PCI 10/100/1000 Cards, but they are not showing up under "Control Pnael > Network"

any help is appreciated.
I'm guessing the 2 NIC cards you plugged in are not recognized because there are no drivers for them. What version of xpenology are you using and what brand (or chipset) are the NIC cards. I'm also assuming the 1 NIC that is working is your onboard one, correct?
post #326 of 359
I've been using a Synology DS212j and loving the DS system. However being a low end Synology it's got its shortfalls - 2 bay, slower processing speed, not capable of Plex transcoding. I've got some spare components lying around that I was thinking of building my own DS following this guide.

What I've got:
ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (this only comes with 10/100 onboard LAN)
2x 4GB DDR3 1066 memory
DVD drive
a MicroATX computer case
spare mouse and keyboard

What I need to buy:
compatible Gigabit LAN PCI-E Card
a used monitor(?)
some sort of Intel processor (probably an ivy-bridge i3 or Pentium Dual Core)

Before I put everything together, I just want to make sure this above hardware will allow Synology DS to run? Specifically SATA chip needs to be "Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4" according to this guide but I'm not sure of whether my onboard H61 chipset SATA will work?

Thanks. Merry Christmas!
post #327 of 359

Hi guys!

 

Works well! THNX!

 

I have same problems.

- connection via usb port on pc and ups not working - doesnt detect my APC

 

TEST Results-

 

if im using original ds112 + 4x ubiquiti aircams @ 720p - procesor running @88-95% and

with my fakeSyno (Pentium(soc. 775) Single Core 3GHz,2GB RAM)  + 7x ubiquiti aircams CPU@16-18% :)


Edited by hectorsvk - 12/28/13 at 4:02am
post #328 of 359

Hi, Successfully installed on mini itx AMD E350N with 2 GB RAM. Runs alot better than my DS110J.

 

Is it possible to re partion the hdd after setup then add the bootloader so that I don't need the usb drive in every time I boot it up?  Also what needs to be done to the DSM .pat files so that they can be installed and whats the easiest way of updating rather than installing fresh?

 

Regards

Aaron

post #329 of 359
Purchased everything within the past month and everything is working up to par. Just wanted to share what has worked for me so other's can build a very nice NAS than can transcode 5+ Bluray streams at a time to any client. Currently, I actually loaded XPEnology on the 120GB Samsung 840 Evo that I bought, but it seems like a waste since the install is under 1GB and I can't tell a speed difference between having the OS on the WD Red's or on the SSD so I will probably re-install everything back to WD Red's



post #330 of 359
No need for an SSD, unless trying to use it as a cache (which synology does support). The Synology OS is actually loaded to all drives in the array. Like many lightweight linux setups, it runs mostly from memory anyway. Boot from a USB flash drive to keep all your SATA ports available for HDs. I don't think XPenology runs off the boot device after the very initial startup (in fact it can be removed after boot).
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