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  1. DSM 6.1

    I'm reading this forum's messages but seem to keep going round and round. I just installed XPENOBOOT 5.1 running DSM 5.1 (put boot image to USB stick), downloaded 5.1 PAT file and installed DSM - easy. Then I read about DSM 6.1 (Jun's loader) but can't seem to find simple instructions on how to install. I found the 1.02a2 loader that I'm assuming needs to go to my new USB stick to boot but WHERE do I find the DSM .pat file to install the actual DSM ?? Do I need to download a modified .pat file to install DSM -OR- can I use the official ones from synology's updates ?? I'm sure this information is here and has been discussed but I cannot seem to find it anywhere. Can someone point me in the right direction please!!!!! Pete
  2. xpenoboot - autoboot

    Yes you are right. It wasn't obvious though. It's an old bios. There's a setting to make USB act like a HDD or Floppy Drive deep in the menu's which I forced it to act like a FDD and made it the first boot drive....Now it's running off the stick automatically. Question though can this xpenoboot loader be placed on one of the actual syno drives so I don't even need to have a usb stick and have it autoboot off one of the drives?? Thanks.
  3. xpenoboot - autoboot

    I currently have this booting from a usb stick. Problem is, each time the NAS box boots, I have to manually hit F8, tell it to boot from USB stick, then go. This is no problem if I have a monitor and keyboard connected (as I do when I set everything up). However, I would like this NAS box to be self-sufficient - simply hit power button to turn it on and it goes straight into the xpenoboot and NAS becomes active. Q: Is there a way to get this XPENOBOOT booter to load automatically without USB since my usb requires manual intervention to get booting. Ie. can this boot loader be installed on the NAS disks themselves? or on a separate HD within the nas box that I will make bootable?? Thanks in advance for all your help!!!
  4. xpenoboot not working - eth0 not found

    Retried a couple times.....I modified the .cfg file to simply add: mac1=00xxxxxxxx (give the real MAC of my network card) to each of the boot options xpenoboot still says eth0 not found but this time when I run syno assistant it finds the NAS. Step 1 DONE!!! Now onto figuring out how to install the DSM.
  5. xpenoboot not working - eth0 not found

    Here is the information from my system: Motherboard: ASUS P5B CPU : Intel Core 2 duo cpu 6300 1.86Ghz X 2 USB : Intel 82801H Network : Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit (seems to be on the compatible list you sent) SATA : JMicron JMB363 SATA/IDE Controller As I mentioned, I do see the lights ON my network adapter where the cable plugs into the MB so I believe it's working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. xpenoboot not working - eth0 not found

    I will get that info. for you when I get back home - don't have it handy here. But the LAN is active in the BIOS, light is ON - this machine was working as my Linux box with NO networking issues. It is the built in Gigabit lan and it is enabled. Running Syno Assistant from my main computer on my network does NOT find it. I did NOT edit any config files for serial # and/or MAC address - not sure if this was required. One doc mentions that you do NOT need to modify the config file if you're not using synology services so I didn't bother. I will try to post more info. on my hardware when I get home.
  7. Not sure what is going on here but I'm failing on step1. burned ISO to disc and booted up. Seems to start OK, gets to login part but just before login part I see that eth0 is not found (no network?) even though all is connected. I'm not sure if I need to edit the files before i burn them to the disc for booting. using the latest version. any help would be greatly appreciated...very new to this but would love to get up and running soon.