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Hi guys, I've just picked up an hp n40l thays on its way to me to use as a backup for my gen 8 running xpenology 6.2. I want to install xpenology on the n40l, does it require a modded bios, if so could someone point me to the best one as I've noticed there are quite a few different ones. Are there any other requirements apart from changing c1e in bios to run 6.2 on the n40l?

 

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I've been using the 'Kamzata' BIOS on my MicroServers (N40L, N54L).

It's based on a newer version of the BIOS, and enables a lot more options.

It's been working fine on my machines for the last couple of years.

 

Why not give them both a try, and see which one suits you best.

 

You can download it here:

https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-HP-Proliant-Microserver-AMI-BIOS-MOD?pid=75965#pid75965

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Thanks for the replies I've got plenty to go at now

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Hi good people.

 

Thanks for the links and the modified BIOS. I too have a HP N40L and although I tried and tried, I simply wasn't able to understand enough about what needed to be done to the 6.2 bootloader to make it work with my system. I used DS3617xs 6.1 Jun's Mod V1.02b.img and was able to successfully load 6.1 onto my N40L. Any attempts to install any upgrades are met with "error occurs (-21)". Trying synoboot_3617.zip, it would install, but then not appear on the network and I would then have to wipe the hard disks and USB and start again. 

 

I've tried wading through the hundreds of posts to get a clear noob-friendly explanation on what I need to do to get 6.2 running, but I keep seeing references to driver requests and "lzma" files all of which I have no idea on what needs to be done. Could one of you be so kind as to point me to where I can find such a tutorial on how to get 6.2 up and running? 

 

Many thanks for your time in advance! 

 

MJ 

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@MrJonesiii If you must run 6.2, you will need a compatible NIC, most likely an Intel based, as most of them work.

Or, you could stay happily with the 6.1 as that is 100% compatible with the Microserver G7 series.

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6.2 will work baremetal using loader 1.03b. If you want to upgrade to 6.2.1 you will need a compatible Nic such as Intel nc360t which you can get cheap on eBay. It works perfectly in my N54L. Remember to disable C1E in bios.

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@Josh I stand corrected ;-) 

I should have been pointing out that 6.2 is not the problem, but the very "tempting" next update, 6.2.1 

that many people get even if they don't intend to. For that to work, you need a new NIC.

FYI: The NC360T is not branded Intel, but a HP branded NIC, based on Intel chipset. If you buy this, make sure you get one with the low-profile bracket.

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Thanks, Josh, Bearcat. 

 

So if I were to try and upgrade to 6.2 at least, what's the procedure? I read on the XPEnology Facebook page that someone said all you had to do was download the 6.2.0 PAT file, while the N40L is running, I'm to pull out the USB stick, and put the 1.03b loader (for the 3617 build I'm using) on it with the right PID/VID, MAC and SN, then install the 6.2 software with the 1.03b USB stick in, and then restart and all should be good. Is that right? 

 

I'll look around for some intel chipset NIC card on DX.com and see what I find... Does it have to specifically be the NC360? I found this one - https://www.dx.com/p/winyao-wy574t-intel-wg82574l-chipset-pci-e-x1-server-gigabit-network-card-adapter-green-280966#.W_C-9ZNLjHd but instead of the WB82571EB chipset it has the WG82574L one...?

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Bearcat is right, nc360t is HP branded. Installation should work as you said. Unfortunately i can not comment on any other intel nic.

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@MrJonesiii The HP NC360T, is a dual port NIC, using the 82571EB chipset. And it can be found on E-bay as well as other places.

 

It's not that you must use this card, as most Intel based NIC's are compatible using these drivers:

e1000: Intel PCI/PCI-X Gigabit Network Adapters Intel PRO/1000 CT/F/GT/MF/MT/T/XF/XT 82573L/82572EI/82571EB/82573E/82573V/82567/82574L/82566MM/82566MC
e1000e: Intel PCIe PRO/1000 82563/82566/82567/82571/82572/82573/82574/82577/82578/82583/Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter/PRO/1000 PT/PF/I217-LM/V/I218-V/LM/I219 LM/V (tested, v3.4.0.2 from external source)
i40e: Intel 40 Gigabit X710-AM2/XL710-AM1/XL710-AM2/X710-DA2/X710-DA4/XL710-QDA1/XL710-QDA2
igb: Intel Gigabit Ethernet 82575/82576/82580/I350/I210/I211

 

If you want the 6.2 (not the 6.2.1):

Optional step 0 - Find a compatible NIC (just in case an update will come)

1 - Download Jun's Loader v1.03b DS3615xs

2 - Prepare a new USB stick

3 - Find your vid/pid/mac/serialnr,

4 - Edit the grub.cfg in your synoboot.img 

5- Write synoboot.img to your new USB stick

6 - Download DSM_DS3615xs_23739.pat to do a local install.

7 - Shotdown your NAS, replace the USB stick with the new.

8 - Power on your NAS, enter BIOS, disable C1.

9 - Reboot your NAS, find it using Syno Assistent, connect and update using the local copy of the .PAT file.

10 - Something, something missing ... 

11 - Something, something missing ... 

12 - Something, something missing ... 
13 - Something, something missing ... 

14 - DSM automatic updates should be disabled in Control Panel > Update & Restore to avoid bricking your box if an update is not compatible with the loader.

 

The picture below, is actually from a HP N40L, running DSM 6.2-23739 Update 2, wanting me to update to 6.2.1.

 

DSM_6.2.1_update_nag.png

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