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  1. Hi @IG-88, Were you able to create an updated 1.04b to include the 8111 drivers? If yes, I would really like to test as I'm still stuck with poor proxmox performance, and this little pc that will only boot 1.04 due to uefi bios (I think). Thanks, Matt
  2. looking forward to testing this on my j5005 mini pc with RTL8111 (and only boots 1.04b)
  3. I can confirm that the USB stick and SSD I was using on the Beelink X55 boot absolutely fine on an alternate machine (i5 5257U with 2 x Realtek 8168 NICS). So the synoboot, extra files, and SSD I'm installing DSM on are all fine. Just something it doesn't like about the mini pc. If you produce a new version I will test. I haven't soldered any com pins (I would need to buy them and a USB serial adapter). Thanks, Matt
  4. Ooo - good idea. I had to do that with proxmox on the older version, then modify grub due to broken things in the motherboards UEFI implementation. I'll try that out and report back. Funnily enough I was looking at the com port pins picture on that review and didn't notice the missing chip. Well spotted. I do see this in dmesg which looks a bit like it might be a serial port. 00:01: ttyS1 at I/O 0x2f8 (irq = 3, base_baud = 115200) is a 16550A Look forward to your new version, and in the meantime I'll have a go in a different machine - thanks for your help on this.
  5. Checked the x55, has a com port, no header pins. I could buy a usb cable and some header pins if no-one on here has any other ideas. It does have a wifi adaptor, I wonder if that could cause issues. It's soldered, but maybe disable in the bios, not time to try tonight, seems like a long shot. will see if anyone has ideas! thanks, Matt
  6. OK, got a chance this evening. Created synoboot with those .lzma files replacing those in Jan's original 1.04b. After install reboot, it never comes back. Tried removing the monitor. mini pc is beelink gemini x55. I think I'm going to be out of luck here. I don't have a serial to see what's happening...
  7. thanks - I will try it out without a screen attached and check out those extra files as well. Might be next weekend now though...
  8. Hi All, I have a small mini PC, from China. Has a J5005 pentium silver chip, and I run proxmox with Jun1.04b DS918+, and latest 6.2.2 DSM. However ideally I wanted to install baremetal. The NIC is RTL8111/8168/8411, under proxmox r8169 drive is loaded. I get the 'usual' install issue of no network after reboot. I've tried using various extra.lzma files that others have used on some other ITX motherboards, but it's not coming back after reboot. One question I did have was whether I should remove extra2.lzma from the synoboot file I am adding different extra.lzma files to. I
  9. xen is turning out to be a bit of a problem. Looks like hvm emulation only supports IDE emulation, and it seems that limits things to 4 devices. Not good. nanoboot knocks one off, I have an install logical volume carved off an ssd for DSM (and DSM apps etc), and then 2 out of the 3 disks. Starting to become a bit disappointed. I could use lvm or md to pool the drives and pass as one hdx ide drive, but that's rather defeating the point of using DSM to manage that. Does anyone have any ideas?
  10. Hi All, I finally managed to boot using xen, was quite straightforward in the end. Now I'm having trouble passing through more than 3 storage devices. using the hdx passthrough xen only supports 4 devices, but using the xvdx devices I should be able to use more - certainly the machine boots (it doesn't if I try going up to hde), but in DSM I only see 4 devices. xen config : bootloader='pygrub' builder = 'hvm' vcpus = '2' memory = '1024' disk = [ 'file:/media/isos/NanoBoot-5.0.3.1-fat.img,xvda,r' , 'phy:/dev/xenserver-vg/nas-lv,xvdb,w' , 'phy:/dev/sda,xvdc,w' , 'phy:/dev/sdb,xvdd,w' ,
  11. I'm trying to use gnoboot with Xen (not Xenserver) on Debian, without any result, kernel is booting, but no disk is found. How do you do on Ubuntu ? Do you have a cfg config file ? Thanks for your help. That's what I need as well. I haven't been able to get anything to boot so far!
  12. Hmm, will have to think about this - I was hoping there would be an image I could boot directly with xen. Also using xen on Ubuntu, the config is a bit different. I don't really understand where the Debian live CD comes in - I guess you're booting this then modifying grub to boot gnoBoot?
  13. Lol, you're using the wrong zImage. That's five-zero kernel which doesn't have the XEN disk patch. okey (misunderstood your gdisk files..), anyway I just downloaded last one just now: uname -a Linux DiskStation 3.2.40 #1 SMP Sat Mat 15 13:16:17 CST 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux synology_bromlow_3612xs DSM 5.0 4458 sucesfully installed on XenServer 6.2SP1 using gnoboot-alpha10.3-zImage ! Using 32MB primary boot disk, and 8GB second system disk, 2 VCPU, 512MB RAM Using HVM (Other install media, during Xen VM creation). Disabled viridian `xe vm-param-set uuid=... platform:viri
  14. mdurkin

    Xen?

    Hi All, I've been trying to find if there's a way to boot XPEnology inside a Xen VM. I already have a server running xen 4.4 and wanted to install inside a Xen VM. Searching the forum I'm finding lots of ESXi and virtualbox help, but very little on Xen. Is anyone using Xen? If yes, I'd appreciate some tips on where to start (what image to map to boot as everything I've tried doesn't boot). Also, if anyone knows it's not possible, please let me know! Thanks, Matt
  15. I would be interested in a guide to installing inside xen, or actually just some basic steps! I tried with a nanoboot iso image - it tries to boot it but nothing happens. Perhaps nanoboot won't work in xen.