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  1. Hi, I have a baremetal DSM 6.1x installed and when I WOL, I have noticed that the boot menu occasionally hangs - waiting for the choosing from one of three options to boot into the loader. My understanding is that something to do with unsuccessfully unloading a USB external drive on shutdown can cause the problem - which I do have connected one connected. To me this is an issue as when I notice WOL 'failed' and need to plug in a usb keyboard to select the first boot option, which is a pain. I am wondering if anyone else has addressed this and/or looked into possibly using an override such as GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true or disabling the OS_PROBER? Thanks.
  2. @flyride Thank-you this table is very helpful! Successfully upgraded to 6.1.7 with old hw and it is running very stable. Just curious, this table says the kernel for ds3615 even on 6.2.1 is still 3.10.x - is that right? Is only ds918 on kernel 4.4.x? Is it likely at some point kernel 4.4.x will be on ds3615 or is kernel 3.10.x the end of the road?
  3. - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.1.7-15284 - Loader version and model: Jun's Loader v1.02b - DS3615xs - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: BAREMETAL - GIADA N70E-DR - Additional comments: REBOOT REQUIRED
  4. @flyride Thanks for your clarifications! Good to know SHR is still an option. I will uncomment it then in 6.1.7.
  5. Sorry to jump into an old topic. I am in a similar boat, updating an old 6.0.2. Regarding SHR, my understanding is: Synology basically deprecated it? It can be re-enabled manually in dsm 6.x by uncommenting I am considering using btrfs Raid1 > Raid5 (starting with 2 disks then gradually increasing and converting). I understand Synology has made stability improvements so it is actually OK running btrfs in raid5. Is this correct? Is it possible @TVJunky is having difficulty because of SHR - or is SHR still recommended - even though it is deprecated?
  6. Apologies if this is asked before, searched forum and couldn't get answer... I am upgrading my DSM 6.0.2 on baremetal to 6.1.x. In following @Polanskima's advice here, he posts the links to the DL for PAT files, I am assuming I should take the latest - ie 6.1.5 , and this thread suggests at least one person got it working - can anyone confirm this or recommend a lower number version? I'm using a (finicky) GIADA MB with Intel Celeron 1037U CPU - Thanks! Regards, Ryan
  7. @j3390659 I actually was able to update to Update 4 directly from Update 2. All required is another restart after the upgrade wizard reboots (anomaly found on volume error). Not sure if you are on Update 2 or not, but when I upgraded to 5.2-5592 this summer I think I went directly to Update 2...
  8. It seems like no one knows the answer - so I am sticking with 4458 for now. I think it is good enough for my needs, but when I added disks earlier, it slowed down on load considerably...hope that doesn't happen again this time :\ Here are my observations - feel free to correct my understanding, thanks. 1: Nanoboot seems a little unstable compared to gnoboot at this point. I am unsure if sancome is still actively developing as he hasn't responded to comments on his site for a time. I sent him a message - will see if he replies. 2: Gnoboot seems to be completely inactive - too bad as it seems more stable. Anybody know if the author is waiting for next major dsm release or has given up on the project? 3. I looked at ESXi as an option as well, but feel bare metal is a better fit for me at this point in time.
  9. Hi All, This is my first topic post - I have been reading this forum and, following the excellent instructions, got running DSM 5 4458 on the Giada N70E-R celeron 1037u system - thanks for all the help! I have run into an issue I cannot figure out, however. I am trying to upgrade to 4482 - using nanoboot - but for some reason, I get a black screen after the initial boot interface (ie fails to load nanoboot) - trying several versions of Nanoboot from to All have the same issue. I tried disabling 1 of the 2 NICs and disabling various other options in the bios - nothing fixes it. I am running 1 3 tb WD red Nas drive. Thanks for any help/suggestions you can provide. Ryan Detailed System Specs: [spoiler=]Brand:Giada Model:N70E-DR Combo Type:Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo CPU:Intel Celeron 1037U Chipsets: North Bridge,Intel HM77 Video: Intel Intel HD Graphics graphics (DX11) integrated Memory: 1×204pin SO-DIMM 8GB Expansion Slots PCI Express x16 1(running at x4) Storage Devices SATA 4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s + 2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 Onboard Audio: Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC662 Audio Channels: 5.1 Channels Onboard LAN LAN Chipset: Intel 82574 Second LAN Chipset: Intel 82574 Rear Panel Ports PS/2 2 COM 1 Video Ports D-Sub HDMI 1 x HDMI USB 1.1/2.0 2 x USB 2.0 USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0 + 2 x USB 2.0
  10. hmm - yes that one looks good. I was actually thinking about Mentat's board and the fsb will probably be an issue with the PCI card. This one should solve it. It is pricey , but still reasonable. I can throw on a $67 54W 22 nm 3 GHz G3220. Ends up being $160 more. Hopefully some BF deal can lower it... Not sure if I will use Link aggregation, but nice to have as well. I understand the asrock ATOM boards work well with XPEnology, not sure why this would be different... Cheers
  11. @ Mentat thanks for the info. I am very interested in that board, but note it only has 3 SATA connectors. I would like to run 5 or six drives. This will require a pci raid card I guess - any comments/recommendations?
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