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  1. I tried the following update procedure without success: 1. Install DSM 6.0.2 into a new VM using Jun's loader 1.01 and create a basic volume 2. Update to 6.0.2 U9 (had to do a hard reset of the VM once after upgrading), successful 3. Shutdown 4. Remove 1.01 synoboot.vmdk, add 1.02a synoboot.vmdk and boot the VM 5. VM won't completely boot into DSM, web interface tells me to update to 6.1 6. Upload .pat file for 6.1 via web interface, everything seems fine up to this point. Chose the "migrate and keep settings" option over the "reinstall and only keep data" option. Update begins. 7. V
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    At least there's a post from 2015 which indicates that it used to work with 5.1. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5026&start=60#p29661 So why don't you just go ahead and give it a try? Edit: Besides, a 2012 Mac Mini would (depending on its hardware configuration) still be worth a few hundred bucks, so you could still sell it and buy some hardware that is much better suited for an Xpenology system, including hard drives.
  3. Thank you for sharing! Finally a way to get DSM working on Virtualbox. Plus, it's really dead simple. I just successfully installed DSM 6.1-15047 for DS3617xs using Jun's Loader 1.02a. (So it would be safe to edit the thread title accordingly ) Pitfalls: * Make sure you add a SCSI controller for the data disks. I didn't read the instructions too thoroughly and added a SATA controller. This will lead to error 35 during installation (Failed to format the drive). * Make sure you make the virtual harddisk(s) bigger than the standard 8 GB. If the virtual disks are too small you might en
  4. AFAIK when using DSM, every installed hard drive will become a "system drive", holding a system partition. Changes to the system will be mirrored on all hard disks. So you can remove any hard disk at any time and still be able to boot the DSM (though depending on your RAID configuration, you might still lose your data, e.g. if you remove two disks from a RAID5 array). So as long as you don't remove all disks at once, your system will remain bootable. This should eliminate the need for a separate "system drive" for almost all use cases. Besides that, I haven't seen anyone installing DSM to a d
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    I am running DSM 6.0.2 on the ASRock J3455M (bare metal) and experienced some rather weird issues with the speed of the onboard Realtek RTL8111E chip. See the full details here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25026 After throwing in the Intel PCIe NIC and disabling the onboard Realtek chip, everything worked very smoothly.
  6. Hi, ich habe mich letztes und vorletztes Jahr mit dem Thema Multiroom-Audio beschäftigt und auch eine Lösung mit dem Logitech Media Server in Erwägung gezogen. Mein Tipp: Lass es. Logitech hat das ganze Squeezebox-Zeug eingestampft, den Server gibt es zwar noch, aber der wird (zumindest war das der Stand damals) von genau einem Entwickler weiter gepflegt, und das auch nur so halb. Das DSM-Paket ist auch nicht die aktuellste Version (7.9 Beta, ob da jemals noch eine stabile Version 7.9 draus wird wage ich zu bezweifeln) sondern eine alte (7.7). Das Web-UI ist altbacken, die verfügbaren App
  7. Hi, thanks for pointing that out, I actually have a speaker built into my case and connected to the speaker pins on the Mainboard @tamamma: I have experienced some rather weird networking issues with the onboard Realtek chipset. Using an Intel PCIe NIC, everything works fine (bare metal).
  8. Hi guys, much to my surprise the search function returned virtually no results for keywords like "speaker" or "beep". I would like to either use the built-in "Beep Control" functionality in the task scheduler or any other command line utility (like to make the PC speaker beep e.g. on system shutdown or disk failure. The "Beep Control" feature doesn't work at all, no beep to be heard at the scheduled time. I then grabbed the beep binary (x86_64) from the debian package repository but it didn't work either (without any error message though). I am running a ba
  9. I am running a bare metal installation using Jun's loader v1.01, ASRock J3455M, Intel NIC, LSI 9211-8i IT-Mode, 6x 1TB RAID5 (btrfs). Since it's a pretty fresh installation I hadn't disabled automatic update yet, so last night DSM installed update 9 (was 8 before) automatically. No issues at all, according to the system log the box came up within a few minutes after the update. No network problems either. EDIT: Well, I just noticed that SSH and Telnet services seem to be broken, at least when accessing the machine from the internet via port forwarding. Duh... EDIT2: Works fine one the
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    I have been able to install baremetal with an IBM M1015 crossflashed to LSI 9211 8i (IT-Mode) without any issues. Mainboard ASRock J3455M. That board has Realtek RTL8111E nic did you have to edit grub.cfg for it to work? What ramdisk.lzma are you using? What's the firmware version on your LSI card? My card is flashed to P20 IT mode. Hi, sorry for the delay. RTL8111E: Worked out of the box, but turned out to cause some weird network speed issues as described here: I decided to just disable the onboard NIC and use a pair of In
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    I have been able to install baremetal with an IBM M1015 crossflashed to LSI 9211 8i (IT-Mode) without any issues. Mainboard ASRock J3455M.
  12. I now got a par of HP NC110T NICs from eBay (in used condition at just 5$ each). These use the Intel 82572GI controller and are supported by the e1000e driver: root@DiskStation:~# ethtool -i eth0 driver: e1000e version: 3.3.5-NAPI firmware-version: 5.11-10 bus-info: 0000:02:00.0 supports-statistics: yes supports-test: yes supports-eeprom-access: yes supports-register-dump: yes supports-priv-flags: no Using this NIC, the slow download rates are gone. Everything works at full GBit speed now, regardless the way I access the machine. If you google around for RTL8111E and r8168, y
  13. Some more info: Driver seems to be r8168 in version 8.043.01-NAPI. According to the Realtek website, this is (almost) the most recent version (8.043.02 currently being available for download). root@DiskStation:~# dmesg | grep 'Ethernet' [ 30.763611] Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Driver - version [ 30.815623] i40e: Intel(R) Ethernet Connection XL710 Network Driver - version 1.3.47 [ 31.651453] bnx2x: QLogic 5771x/578xx 10/20-Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2x 1.714.0 ($DateTime: 2016/08/25 21:13:29 $) [ 31.992124] pch_gbe: EG20T PCH Gigabit Ethernet Driver - version 1.01
  14. So I am playing around with DSM 6 (Update 6, jun's loader v1.01) on my ASRock J3455M, Realtek RTL8111E NIC. I noticed that when downloading a file from DSM via SMB, there is a HUGE drawback in speed when I access it via its hostname (like \\mydiskstation). Download speed ranges from <1 MB/s to ~2.5 MB/s depending on the client I run the test on. When I use the IP address instead (like \\ everything is fine and I download at full GBit speed (up to 110 MB/s). This could be reproduced on two different laptops (Lenovo X201 and R61) and three operating systems (Windows 1
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    DSM 6.1.x Loader

    I have now successfully installed DSM 6.0.2 Update 6 on my System (ASRock J3455M "Apollo Lake" Mainboard, LSI 9211-8i SAS/SATA HBA, bare metal). I had changed VID/PID, MAC and SN in my grub.cfg as described and then installed DSM to two 80GB disks attached to the LSI. When creating a RAID1 volume I got an error, but i'd rather blame that on the 12 y/o drives I had kicking around my junk drawer for years than on DSM Everything else went smoothly and looks very promising so far.