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HP N54L Bare Metal New Install 6.2.1 Update 4

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Just a quick guide from my installation of DSM 6.2.1 Update4, before I forget it. The process was much easier than I expected, thanks to all the contributions and sharing in this forum.

 

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*** This guide required MODDED BIOS and a HP NC360T NIC ***

 

Hardware Setup

  1. Flash kamzata's modded bios, use attached file to burn an USB with the modded bios, boot the server from it and let it complete the bios flashing
  2. Install the HP NC360T NIC, I bought a used one in Taobao for 14 bucks
  3. Load "Optimal Defaults" from BIOS, then
  • In Advance page, disable C1E Support
  • In Chipset page, disable the onboard NIC Atheros AR8132M NIC

 

DSM Installation

  1. Download Jun's Loader v1.03b DS3615xs (Synoboot_3615.zip | 17.3 MB | MD5 = e145097bbff03c767cc59b00e60c4ded)
  2. Download PAT file DS31615xs DSM 6.2.1-23824 Update4 (263MB)
  3. Prepare the USB boot drive, I followed Polanskiman's tutorial to write the generated SN, USB vid and pid in to grub.cfg boot image then burned it to my USB drive (below steps also come from Polanskiman's tutorial, really recommended to read it through)
  4. Boot the USB drive, select the 1st option (or just let it timeout in a sec), wait for 10mins then run Synology Assistant, your Microserver should be found as a "Not Installed" DSM
  5. Right click on the found DSM and select install, browse to the download PAT file above. Installation will take some time (30mins for my 8TB drives)

 

Post Installation

 

WIP

  • Using Webcam as an IPcam with Surveillance Station

 

 

Kamzata Modded BIOS - run HPQUSB.rar

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On 2/11/2019 at 12:55 AM, Der_Sparsame said:

Is it really necessary to flash the bios to get 6.2.1 running?

 

Don't think modded bios is a must as the official having options to disable C1E and internal NIC. However, modded bios gives 6 SATA ports, 3GBps SATA and hot plugging.

 

Also a DSM 6.2 compatible PCIe NIC is obviously required.

 

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Once the install is complete, do you remove the usb and boot it from the hard drive?

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On 12/21/2019 at 12:36 AM, ravi said:

Once the install is complete, do you remove the usb and boot it from the hard drive?

 

You should never remove the usb key else you will not be able to boot the machine if you reboot DSM.

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Hello,

 

thank you very much for the tutorial. But the app „moments“ had some problems with my n54l. They can not find the faces and can not show the iPhone pictures. I can only see the jpeg.

 

Is it a serial oder mac issue? Can you help me to solve the problem ? 

 

Best regards  

Edited by spyer

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2 hours ago, spyer said:

Hello,

 

thank you very much for the tutorial. But the app „moments“ had some problems with my n54l. They can not find the faces and can not show the iPhone pictures. I can only see the jpeg.

 

Is it a serial oder mac issue? Can you help me to solve the problem ? 

 

Best regards  

Hello guys,

 

I have solved this problem with this script and it works!

https://github.com/likeadoc/synocodectool-patch

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Posted (edited)

Hi, I followed these instructions, my N54L is discovered and I upload the PAT file, it installs and reboots the box - but it then "disappears" from my network and I'm unable to reconnect to it - any suggestions?

Edited by Slimboyfat

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I would strongly recommend that you download the latest version 6.2.3 for DS3615xs from the Synology download centre and try again.

You are much more likely to have success with that version.

Come back if you are still having problems

 

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HI Billat29,

 

thanks for the tip - it worked a treat and I now have a working NAS :-)

 

Much appreciated!!

 

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