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  1. Again, nice to see people finding the tutorial helpful. @Big_11 I like the idea of using a Gen10. IIRC, they're c o n s i d e r a b l y faster than H340s. Wow, just had a look at Gen10 prices. Considering it's an EOL product, I'm surprised the prices are so high. I was expecting to see some @ $200 or so. Instead, they're $600 to $900j+
  2. Hi. Just got several notifications by email of updates to this topic. I'm glad to see that a number of people have found my tutorial useful, and that it's worked for them. That said, I have to admit I haven't been using my H340 for quite a while. It's still sitting there, on a shelf, with the USB stick in the front USB port, powered down. Oh well, at least my efforts have helped a few people.
  3. Is this where the boot image is normally stored?
  4. My USB stick has to stay installed in the H340. The computer actually boots from the USB stick. AFAIK, that's the way Xpenology works; it runs from the USB stick. I understand it is possible to transfer it to the hard drive, and I think I tried it but found it more trouble than it's worth. I finally followed the advice of several people in the Xpenology forums and just went with the option of always booting from the USB stick.
  5. -Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.1.5-15254 - Loader version and model: JUN'S LOADER v1.02b - DS3617xs - Using custom extra.lzma: NO - Installation type: BareMetal - Intel DG33M06 - Additional comments: REBOOT REQUIRED
  6. - Outcome of the update: SUCCESSFUL - DSM version prior update: DSM 6.1.5-15254 - Loader version and model: JUN'S LOADER v1.02b - DS3617xs - Installation type: Bare metal (Acer EasyStore H340) - Additional comments: no reboot required
  7. Internal USB storage? Can you tell me where it's located?
  8. The 1 second delay I get. What had me wondering was why it didn't behave that way after the reboot. Your tip about the keyboard did the trick. I had a Logitech Unifying Receiver plugged into one of the USB ports. Taking it out allowed the bootup to proceed without stopping. So I guess XPEnology likes to run headless
  9. Thanks. That will help. However, good news: I have been able work out how to install XPEnology onto the H340 reliably and repeatedly. I just created a new topic with my findings: Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the world of XPEnology, but I would be remiss if I didn't give special thanks to @Polanskiman. Thanks.
  10. Through much trial and tribulation, I have finally been able to repeatedly, and reliably, install XPEnology onto an Acer Aspire EasyStore H340 NAS. There were a great many failures, but it turns out one thing was the key to success. Here are the steps I followed: I downloaded the MBR version of Jun's loader image: DS3617xs_DSM6.1_JunsMod_V1.02b_MBR_Genesys.img. It seems it has to be the MBR version. The GPT version simply doesn't work. This is probably because the H340 dates from 2009 and doesn't understand GPT. I downloaded DSM_DS3617xs_15217.pat. There was no partic
  11. Thanks again. The reason for the video card is so I can see and get into the BIOS. That way, I can, hopefully, force the system to boot always from the USB stick. I will give your other suggestions a try.
  12. More update: At least on the H340, maybe because I have to use Jun's MBR .img, rather than the GPT .img, it doesn't seem to be enough to have the hard drive formatted as a single partition. Even deleting any partitions using Disk Manager doesn't seem to work. The only way I've consistently gotten results is to use the CLEAN command in DISKPART. That's the only configuration that seems to allow the H340 to get an IP. Other configs just lead to the LAN LED never coming on at all. Without LAN connectivity the server can't be found by DS Assistant and the install can't proceed. Ev
  13. I may have identified part of the issue with the H340. I pulled out an old Intel DG33M06 board and powered it up. This gave me a monitor and keyboard to work with. When I went to install XPE using the MBR version of the DS3617xs loader I noticed that there didn't seem to be a timer countdown. If I hit Enter the install proceeded. After the reboot, there was again no countdown timer, so I hit Enter again and the installation completed successfully.... and quickly. When I tried the EFI loader on the DG33M06, I noticed that the menu was displayed only very briefly then the installatio
  14. Thanks so much @Polanskiman. I readily admit I'm completely new to XPEnology, and a lot of it is confusing. But, your tutorial worked so well the 1st time..... Format the HDD, as in, create 1 large partition and format it NTFS? I've re-imaged USB keys so often I can do it blindfolded now I did find out you should not use DISKPART to CLEAN a USB stick. I've got 2 toasted SanDisk 8GB Cuzer to prove that. The biggest bugbear is that it all went SO well the first time. What the????
  15. Hi. I've got a bit of a strange situation. I hauled an Acer H340 out of storage and thought I'd try to install XPEnology on it. I followed Polanskiman's tutorial and, on the 1st attempt, it all worked like a charm. However, when I went to redo the install (to test if it's repeatable) I haven't been able to install again at all. I've tried several different USB sticks, including ones that worked before, but no go. What's happening now is the install is proceeding all the way to the point of the first reboot (after step 3: Install DSM to hard drive). I've watched the H340 closely when the reboot