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[SOLVED] Can't add a third drive to DSM 5.0

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Hello,

 

I've followed a tutorial to install XPEnology on an HP Proliant N54L. The installation went without major problems, and covered everything up to the installation of a single 2To disk.

 

I then installed by myself a second 2To disk to DSM, without any problem (so I have a single volume with two 2To disks, using SHR).

 

Now I'm trying to add a third disk to the Raid, and I'm unable to do so. The disk is seen by ESXi and I can add it to the VM (it then says I have 5.46To available for the Diskstation VM), but when I'm in DSM, the third disk is nowhere to be seen :-/

I've tried several disks (I plan to have 4 * 2To disks in SHR in the end), and several ports, but the result is the same. I don't think it's a material problem, I must be doing something wrong...

 

I tried searching for another topic with the same problem, and "Trantor" asked for this :

 

~ # fdisk -l

***
*** The fdisk command is deprecated: fdisk does not handle GPT partitions.  Please use partedUtil
***

Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT

Disk /dev/disks/mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0: 15728640 sectors, 15.0M
Logical sector size: 512
Disk identifier (GUID): 22eed0b7-44b0-42a2-a75a-8c52ce6c0aa3
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 15728606

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
  1              64            8191        8128   0700
  5            8224          520191        499K   0700
  6          520224         1032191        499K   0700
  7         1032224         1257471        219K   0700
  8         1257504         1843199        571K   0700

Disk /dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4N1426088: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

                                                                                Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4N1426088p1               1         311     2490240  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4N1426088p2             311         572     2097152  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4N1426088p3             588      243201  1948788912   f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4N1426088p5             589      243201  1948780864  fd Linux raid autodetect

Disk /dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EARS2D00MVWB0_________________________WD2DWCAZA0760935: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

                                                                                Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EARS2D00MVWB0_________________________WD2DWCAZA0760935p1               1      243201  1953512001   7 HPFS/NTFS
Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT

Disk /dev/disks/t10.ATA_____ST3500320AS_________________________________________5QM1LWYS: 976773168 sectors,  931M
Logical sector size: 512
Disk identifier (GUID): 0a216315-19f4-445f-bb06-49e978be42bb
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 976773134

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
  1            2048       976768064        931M   0700

Disk /dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4M1849579: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

                                                                                Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4M1849579p1               1         311     2490240  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4M1849579p2             311         572     2097152  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4M1849579p3             588      243201  1948788912   f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD20EZRX2D00D8PB0_________________________WD2DWCC4M1849579p5             589      243201  1948780864  fd Linux raid autodetect

 

The solution was a BIOS configuration, where SATA IDE Combined mode was enabled. In my case, it's Disabled.

 

Thanks for your help.

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Sorry for the double post, but I think I've seen something interesting.

 

If I do the "fdisk -l" command via SSH not on ESXi, but directly on the Diskstation, I get this :

DiskStation> fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/sda1               1         311     2490240  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/sda2             311         572     2097152  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/sda3             588      243201  1948788912   f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5             589      243201  1948780864  fd Linux raid autodetect

Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/sdb1               1         311     2490240  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/sdb2             311         572     2097152  fd Linux raid autodetect
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary
/dev/sdb3             588      243201  1948788912   f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5             589      243201  1948780864  fd Linux raid autodetect

Disk /dev/sdc: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243201 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks  Id System
/dev/sdc1               1      243201  1953512001   7 HPFS/NTFS
DiskStation>

So the third disk is seen here, but I don't see it in the graphical interface... I don't get it...

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Well, I finally figured out my problem. When following the tutorial, someone pointed to a wrong dsm.pat file and I ended up installing DSM for DS214play, which is the "OS" for a NAS with only two hard drives... After upgrading to the correct 5.0 4493, I'm able to add my third drive.

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