Originally Posted by tangocat
Can you please take a look if external USB drive works on your N40l build? I was able to turn my N40l into a synology DS. Everything was great until I tried to plug in a USB drive to copy some file onto it. The USB drive was mounted as an " not initiated Hard Drive", but not a "usbshare volume" like my ds212j does. Any idea would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Same for me. Tried a USB stick with FAT16/FAT32, same problem on both.
Originally Posted by alex50
I followed the steps using N40L and a 4GB usb flash drive. Everything worked fine during the installation process, and I was able to log into DSM. However, when I shut down from within DSM, and turn the unit back on, it fails to boot with the following error message:
GRUB loading, please wait....
I have a DS1812+ and would like to use this as a backup target for Folder Sync. Could anyone assist with the error above?
I got that once as well.
I simply erased the USB stick and then re-flashed it.
The suggestion by others in the thread was to get a USB stick/SD card wth USB adapter, that has a physical switch for write protection on it. That way you should be able to prevent it from getting corrupted on shutdown/if the server looses power - I have not tried that myself so. You could also just backup the USB stick using a drive cloning software, after you have finished setting it up the way you want it to be. That way you can easily restore it, if the need arises.
Mine has now been running for ~ 2 weeks. I have re-booted it a dozen times or so and it seems stable. I have hooked it up to a spare port on the UPS, which it shares with an ancient Buffalo Terastation and another N36L. Looks good so far. Edited by SUMMONER - 3/17/13 at 12:50pm