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I try this to make My xpenology "DS214play" with DSM 5.0-4482 booting itself without usbflash or cddrive. A note here, i use 1 hd, so parameter missing needed. First you need is PartedMagic or other rescue Distro.


1. Boot to PartedMagic

2. Installing Bootloader "dd if=/usr/share/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda"

3. Build RAID "mdadm --build /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sda1 missing"

4. Mount it "mount -t ext4 /dev/md0 /mnt/local"

5. Install Extlinux "extlinux --install /mnt/local"

6. Make /dev/sda1 bootable with ""fdisk" or "cfdisk"

7. Make file "extlinux.conf" at root folder (/mnt/local) =



DEFAULT nanoboot

LABEL nanoboot

KERNEL zImage ihd_num=0 netif_num=4 sn=B3J4N01003 vid=0x0EA0 pid=0x2168 loglevel=0 vga=0x305

8. Extract zImage from NanoBoot and copy to /mnt/local

9. At last reboot.


Sorry about my English... :grin:

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  • 2 months later...

hi i was wondering if you can help me i would like to know if there is a way i can make the mbr of my internal hdd read the relevant files for 1 of my pc's to boot the Nanoboot- DSM 5.0-4493 X64 IMG/Nanoboot- DSM 5.0-4493 X64 ISO as i have mannaged to save the sector 0 as a .bin file of the hdd that will be used if you can get back to me it would be greatfuly appreciated

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