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  1. It is possible with the DSM 6 tool chain released for Evansport - https://sourceforge.net/projects/dsgpl/ ... nsport%29/
  2. Do you mean the ability to execute 32 bit binaries on x64 or a x86 variant of the bootloader?
  3. The src I am talking about is the Synology modified linux kernel without it the tool chain is pretty much useless.
  4. Ehh that is all good but where is the src for DSM 6??
  5. You need some sort of linux distro to build the iso. I unfortunately can not make the iso for you, since I am on a really low bandwidth sat connection. If you use a debian or debian derived (ubuntu..) distro then installing these packages should suffice: apt-get install libc6-i386 build-essentials libncurses5-dev nasm uuid-dev Afterwards download the src code for syslinux, extract, open a terminal and use this command to compile the code: make -C path/to/extracted/source/ Afterwards find the files you need in the bios folder and its sub-folders, copy them to a work folder and use the command I wrote in my previous post.
  6. What is wrong with running bare-metal? Nemesis can always install the Virtualbox package afterwards if he needs to run VMs or a better solution just use Docker.
  7. You could get the latest syslinux version src code, compile it and make a new iso or img based on the files from a xpenoboot release (zimage and isolinux.cfg). After compiling the source the files you will need to copy to your work dir are isolinux.bin, ldlinux.c32, libutil.c32, menu.c32, chain.c32 and libcom32.c32. The command to build iso is: mkisofs -o new_iso_with_windows_boot.iso -b isolinux.bin -c boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -input-charset utf-8 path_to_folder/with_xpeno_and/above_mentioned_files/
  8. XPEnoboot kernel is 10+ MiB because the initrd (rd.gz) is embedded in the bzimage, instead if embedding you can just "load it" by adding a parameter to the bootloader. E.g. for syslinux: APPEND root=/dev/md0 initrd=rd.gz ihd_num=0............. Other ingredients you need are a modified synobios.ko file and a rebuild initrd (rd.gz) with your kernel modules.
  9. You need to have a USB with the bootloader on in a USB port all the time, so the "after all I cant boot my server without the Install CD or USB" behavior is normal.
  10. Try to download Oracle VM VIrtualBox and play around with it, a hypervisor is a useful and powerful tool with many use cases. HowTos can be found via google. Update to 5.2-5644 then apply update 5 or 8.
  11. brantje is suggesting that you create a test VM for installing the updates, it has nothing to do with DSM6. The DSM6 feature is to run virtual DSM machines (guests) on a DSM box (host - bare metal). You don't have to install all the updates individually. Just grab the latest. Why are yo not using 5.2-5644?
  12. If you are planning on running a lot of VMs or heavy VMs, then max out the RAM.
  13. A more permanent solution would be to write a OSS synobios.c replacement emulating what the closed source version does.
  14. Read about GNU GPL v2 copyleft. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Gener ... e#Copyleft http://choosealicense.com/licenses/gpl-2.0/
  15. Emby is an alternative to Plex, and it supports live tv. Some of the clients also costs money.
  16. TBK


    If you don't use a lot of the Kodi/Xbmc plugins then as and alternative to using it as a HTPC you could run Emby server or Plex server and then install clients on all of your devices. If you want live tv then take a look at EmbyTV.
  17. What Synology makes their money off is the hard work thousands of people and companies have done for 20+ years on the Linux kernel and other open source project that they utilize for their distro. Read up on GNU GPL v2 and then investigate what components that goes into making XPEnoboot.
  18. Problem with Virtual DSM Manager, is that it only allows visualization of Synology's own DSM OS, hence the name Virtual DSM. VirtualBox should have more OS'es to choose from. Did not know that Synology had put a restriction on Virtual DSM Manager. Have you tried to use the command line tools to create a VM? It might be that the restriction is only in the UI code. http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2014/10/lin ... -guest-vm/ http://blog.muhuk.com/2010/07/07/how-to ... -qemu.html Just install the latest version manually.
  19. Did you try testdísk?
  20. As far as I know the PERC controller is based of a LSI MegaRaid chip. Try to start with to check if the disks are visible to linux. Type this command: lsblk or lsscsi If your disks are not listed, then it might be that the necessary driver is not included in the current build or the wrong driver is loaded. Try to use lsmod to see if the mpt2sas, mptsas or a module called something with megaraid is loaded. To "bind" the hardware to a new driver follow this guide: Try to follow this guide https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/LSI_Embedded_MegaRAID
  21. Go with the newer tech. It is correct that Braswell is not fully supported atm, because the intel_pstate kernel modules is not part of the current build. Future builds are very likely to include the module.
  22. An alternative would be to install a PCI-E HBA card and run the disks of that.
  23. The latest - 5.0.16-105871-3 Beta: Changelog Version: 5.0.16-105871-3 Beta (latest) Version: 5.0.16-105871-3 Changes made by DI4bI0 1. Added DSM 6.0 support Source: http://spk.diablos-netzwerk.de/#showhistory_virtualbox
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