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  1. Got things working on a HP n54l GEN 7 with 4GB RAM and 4 SATA disk bays. Only 2 of them are currently used and have a SATA disk. -Make sure that the VID/PID/MAC are set correctly -SataPortMap=2 was the only config that worked for me. Interesting finding, as I had changed the "set default" from 0 to 3, it only worked properly when SataPortMap was correctly set. Otherwise, grub would ignore the option of "set default" and select always 0, where you would expect the 3rd option. So this can be an indication for others that the grub config is correctly or not. -Server was NOT found using although it was pingable and had an IP. Synology Assistant did find it without problems. -If the device is discovered with Synology Assistant, yet takes very long to become "Ready", you are likely still having some config issues with grub.cfg -It did NOT matter which USB port I was using. Also, my USB stick was one I received for marketing purposes, so probably cheap and no decent quality. In theory, if someone would add to Jun's mod ifconfig to grub, it would be easily possible to tweak the grub.cfg to display the received IP address through DHCP after booting . That binary is currently missing from the image. Also encountered that once installed, DSM would refuse to create a RAID group with multiple volume support. Error message: /var/log/synolog/synosys.log:info 2017/01/01 10:08:42 admin: System starts to create [RAID Group 1](Device Type is [RAID 1]) with disk [1, 2]. /var/log/synolog/synosys.log:err 2017/01/01 10:08:45 admin: System failed to create [RAID Group 1](Device Type is [RAID 1]) with disk [1, 2]. /var/log/messages would show this error: 2017-01-01T10:08:44+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29676]: space_create.c:917 [info] Create RAID: /dev/md2, RAID level: 2, device items: 2, spare disk: 0, device type: 2 2017-01-01T10:08:44+01:00 apollo kernel: [78393.959231] This is not a kind of scsi disk 9 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29647]: lvm_pv_create.c:65 Failed to '/sbin/pvcreate -ff -y --metadatasize 512K /dev/md2' 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29647]: space_create.c:435 failed to create LVM: /dev/vg1 () 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo kernel: [78394.435423] md: md2: set sdb3 to auto_remap [0] 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo kernel: [78394.435426] md: md2: set sda3 to auto_remap [0] 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29737]: raid_remove_multiple.c:75 Remove RAID: /dev/md2 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29737]: raid_remove.c:70 [info] clean RAID superblock of /dev/md2 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29737]: raid_clean_superblock.c:97 [info] Clean RAID superblock on '/dev/sda3' 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29737]: raid_clean_superblock.c:97 [info] Clean RAID superblock on '/dev/sdb3' 2017-01-01T10:08:45+01:00 apollo synoscgi_SYNO.Storage.CGI.Pool_1_create[29647]: space_lib.cpp:524 failed to create space: After re-running through the wizard in DSM for 40 times or so, finally did get it to work, but don't really know how. As root from the shell, I was able to create a RAID group by triggering the command: mdadm -C /dev/md2 -z 640000 -amd -l1 -n2 /dev/sda3 /dev/sdb3 But this only creates a single RAID Group (without multiple volume support). After a reboot, the RAID group would show into DSM. Deleting can be done by using the raidtool to destroy the RAID group. As said: eventually, I could create a RAID group with MVS through the wizard and my DSM is running fine now.
  2. Hi, I'm stuck in the installation of DSM6.0.2 onto a bare metal HP N54L (4 bay). It has been running 5.1 fine in the past, also, as a test, I could install DSM 6.0.2 onto the device using a 5.1 bootloader. (Of course, then I could not create any volume.) However, following the tutorial I am not able to get the installation html page started. Basically, all goes fine until when the kernel boots, and then my DiskStation is never found in the LAN. I am though able to ping to the DiskStation, so it gets an IP address. I'm using Jun v.1.0.1 I've changed the VID/PID I've also tested with a generated SN/MAC I've double checked the BIOS and AHCI is enabled When the kernel starts, the device gets an IP address as I am able to ping it The NIC in my HP G7 N54L is a NC107i Single Port NIC network controller. But I've read in this topic that others have been able to install DSM6.0 successfully in the past, so I suspect the drivers are ok. Any hints on what I could try next?
  3. Great post and excellent work by dba! It's more interesting for met to use a rack mounted server for XPenology than the HP N54L e.g.
  4. Hi, this question might have been asked a number of times before, sorry for that. What is the compatibility of the XPEnology releases with server HW like the HP Proliant DL160 G5, DL360 G5, ... As I'm interested to use an enclosure that can be easily rack mounted. Any known issues or pitfalls? Things to consider when buying refurbished HW? Regards, Pieter