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Where does DSM get installed to, the USB stick or hard drives?


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I am wondering how the DSM product gets installed.  I am puzzled because I can build a USB stick that is bootable and is seen by find.synology.com but after I install DSM the stick is no longer seen with find.synology.com.  I have to reimage the USB stick to make it seen again.  Does anything actually get written to the USB stick during the install process?

 

 

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52 minutes ago, gquiring said:

I am wondering how the DSM product gets installed.  I am puzzled because I can build a USB stick that is bootable and is seen by find.synology.com but after I install DSM the stick is no longer seen with find.synology.com.  I have to reimage the USB stick to make it seen again.  Does anything actually get written to the USB stick during the install process?

 

 

 

When you install DSM, a system partition is created on each of the hard drives you have in your system.  This system partition on each hard drive is where DSM gets installed.  Once you have your system up and running you could actually remove the boot-able thumb drive, as it is not needed for normal operation.  If you did pull the thumb drive you would need to reinsert it to boot again.

 

I would say your network card is compatible with the version of the boot loader you have on the thumb drive, but after DSM gets installed, DSM does not have the correct network  driver for you network card.

 

Also, it would help in troubleshooting , if you gave a description of your motherboard, network card, boot loader version and what version of DSM are you trying to install.

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