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  1. substorm

    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    That's so true but the call for an upgrade is always so exciting [emoji12] I agree. I will still go ahead with this setup but also sync the crucial data (photos, docs, etc) with external drive or another pc.
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    Known issue.. I'm sure your system really sees i5 and 4 cores.. You can check with SSH - look for the commands in this thread! Good to know! At this point the only thing left that is still unclear with my setup is why would RAID 10 show disks 1, 2, 3, and 5 occupied, skipping disk 4? I only have 4 sata ports. Also, what are the chances that future updates could make this setup unusable again and is QuickConnect with non-synology devices a good idea?
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    I’ve finally managed to free up the remaining hard drives from the old 5.2 box and properly setup RAID 10 on this one. Everything is still working even after multiple restarts, namely: - BTRFS as RAID-10 - Packages install - DSM Updates - QuickConnect - Recognizes my APC UPS - USB 3.0 working A few people have mentioned that they were getting improper shutdown messages but luckily I am not seeing that on my end. Just to summarize the steps, here is what I did: - Got the image from Setsunakawa (Big thanks again!) - Mounted the image with Passmark OSFMount and edited grub\grub.cfg file by changing vid, pid, serial, mac, and adding rmmod=ata_piix (I didn’t have to add SataPortMap= ) - Wrote the edited image to USB stick using Win32 Disk Imager - In the BIOS I left AHCI and serial port enabled and everything else as default - Once I booted the box from USB and it got to the screen telling me there are no suitable video devices, I used Synology Assistant from another computer to find it and right-clicked on the device and selected “Install” - Downloaded the latest PAT file for DS3615xs from Synology and pointed the installer to it - Accepted all default settings and even setup QuickConnect - After installation was complete, I updated DSM to the latest version and installed couple of packages - Then I built RAID 10 and 1 volume using BRTFS The only thing that I have noticed out of ordinary so far is that it’s showing i3 CPU with 2 Cores and I have i5 with 4 cores. Do you think this could affect the performance? Also, for the RAID it shows disk 1, 2, 3, 5 are occupied. Not sure why it would skip disk 4? I only have 4 sata ports. Below are my specs: - Intel Core i5 3570S 3.1 GHz - 8GB RAM DDR3 SDRAM - non-ECC 1600 MHz PC3-12800 unbuffered - HP OEM motherboard with Intel Q77 Express (Ivy Bridge) - IDE Controller: Standard SATA AHCI Controller - Network Adapter: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection - Four 4TB NAS HDD SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
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    exFAT

    Anyway we can get DSM to recognize external exFAT drive without paying $3.99 for the additional package? Can't believe this is not supported by default.
  5. Looks like there was one more admin account that was still active and I was able to backup the important folders. Thanks.
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    I can't believe it, finally got it installed! I was even able to update to the latest version and setup QuickConnect. I didn't have to add SataPortMap= but only changed pid, vid, mac, and serial and also included rmmod=ata_piix in grub.cfg In the BIOS I left serial port enabled and sata set to AHCI. The only problem now is that I can't setup volumes yet since I need to free up 2 drives from an old DSM 5.2 box which was off for a while but it tells me the admin account is disabled. Sorry for being off topic (just created another thread about this) but does anyone have any tricks to enable admin account or could I just move those two disks to this new DSM 6 box without losing data?
  7. My old 5.2-5644 box was off for a while and I just tried to boot it up to copy some files and it's giving me the following error when trying to login with my one and only admin account: Your account has been disabled. Please contact the administrator I have another limited user account that I can still access but there are few crucial folders that are not visible under this profile. What could be the reason the admin account got disabled? Is there anyway to enable it from the actual box using the root account? If I move the disks to a working DSM 6 box, will the data be accessible from there?
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    Yes, I changed the VID, PID, Serial #, and Mac Address. In testing, I did setup one drive as BRFTS and later when I did a reboot the volume did not unmount. I installed Video Station and Photo Station. There were no errors when installing and after a reboot. Quick Connect does pop up the dialog box to let you login. I don't have an account so I didn't try to login. More testing to do. So far, so good. Also, I installed -8451 update 1 without errors. Thanks to setsunakawa for the Legacy Boot Loader. This is looking very promising. Keeping my fingers crossed. I will be trying this shortly. How about adding rmmod=ata_piix command? Also, if I use correctly matching MAC and serial, the MAC doesn't have to match to my actual NIC's mac? @Setsunakawa: so once I boot from usb and see "Welcome to GRUB", I should ssh to it to run the command? As you see I am pretty new to this field
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    @FiberInternetUser: Very good tips. Thanks! Have you also tried BRTFS? Are all standard packages working and after restarting the drives don't unmount? Did you also change VID, PID, serial #, and MAC address? @Setsunakawa: Can I get this output for you without having the DSM installed yet? My box has serial.
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    As per Jun's initial post, did you setup at least 2 partitions on the usb stick: "and to make installer happy, usb drive seem should have at least 2 partitions, one for boot, and one for recovery I guess." I havent done that part myself. I use Win32 Disk Imager and I dont think it can write to individual partition?
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    Then I use Synology Assistant to install DSM directly, I got the error as the attached picture. Hmm, Synology Assistant won't even find mine. After switching from AHCI to IDE in the BIOS, find.synology.com tells me that there are no hard drives installed at all. For AHCI, do we need hardware specific drivers in the boot image? Edit: now Synology Assistant is picking up the device but when I attempt to install the pat file I get the same error as pictured above. This is with AHCI. When I switch to IDE, I get the following error: Below are my main specs: Chipset: Intel Q77 Express (Ivy Bridge) IDE Controller: Standard SATA AHCI Controller Network Adapter: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    there is nothing more to see - just wait a minute or two and if your network driver is present you will see it through find.synology or in your routing table. this line confused me too until i saw the nic was reseted after a few seconds find.synology.com is detecting the device but now giving me the following error: We've detected errors on the hard drives (3, 4, 5, 6), and the SATA ports have also been disabled. Please shut down your DS3615xs to replace or remove the hard drives and try again.
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    @Jun : I've tried bare metal using https://mega.nz/#!Z4UzWZxZ!hu9SZXpzJBTa ... -Em9E3JXWI from a USB boot stick and it just sits at "Welcome to GRUB" Synology Assistant is not seeing it as well. find.synology.com sees it as DS3615xs but when I press connect it just says "Loading".
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    Working DSM 6

    @Hostilian: could you make an image of the working usb in bare metal and share with us?
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    Working DSM 6

    Hi flushentity, that's great. Can you describe your hardware and you way to get in run.... Best M. Running this on an old dell insperion dual core, 8gb ram, 2x1gb sata drives, PCI 1gb network card. Followed the posts and downloaded the ISO, flashed this onto 8gb USB stick, booted - installed, rebooted and left the menu on run. Works flawlessly! Fantastic job, time to flash this onto my other Nas. @Flushentity: Did you get BTRFS working without any manual mounting commands every time you restart? In my case, the baremetal was ok until I restarted. I was able to manually mount but lost test data.