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Hello,
First, Sorry about my English.

 

I did install the Xpenology DSM 6.2 version on my Qnap TS-251.
Of course, Native install. Not qnap virtualization station.


Anyone ever installed Xpenology like this? and Did you have same problem?

 

Last month, I took the TS-251 from my drawer.
Because, The QTS (Qnap system) seemed to do periodic indexing on the HDD...some noise of HDD...
and I used the Synology NAS in my company. So, I prefer the Synology DSM.

So, I installed Xpenology on my TS-251.(DSM version 6.2 DS918+)

Yes, It's not difficult. Perfect instructions  is in this forum.


As you know, NAS is the computer. So When TS-251 is boot start, Just press F2 key to enter BIOS setup.
I could changed the boot sequence in here.
So, I could run the file required for xpenology installation on USB and Installation is complete without some problem.
Even If I installed xpenology, I can re-initialized the Installation of QTS.


However, I have two big problems.

1. Power on again and again....
I can change the Auto Power on/off setting in Qnap Bios and xpenology DSM setting page.
I've disable Auto Power on. But, When I turn off the power (Power Off in DSM), it turns on again immediately. Again and again.

Maybe This problem seems to apply to all xpenology users.


2. Fan Noisy.
Yes, It's Fan Speed problem.
As you know, normal NAS reduces the fan speed when booting for the first time. Therefore, it quickly becomes quiet.
However, Native xpenology on Qnap doesn't seem to have Fan Speed control.

 

- I've changed all settings (BIOS and DSM setting), And it does not decrease the fan speed.
- I even installed "lm-sensors" on ssh, but it doesn't recognize the 'Controller' at all.
 (I know The role of the 'Controller' monitors the CPU temperature and controls the FAN or LED lights.)
- Maybe, the driver(?) Prepared in synology does not work, or Qnap's controller is not famous, so it is not supported by Linux packages such as lm-sensors.

 

For about a month, with the help of Google, I fell into a Linux world that I didn't know.
Some experts direct compile proper kernel(?) driver(?)...But I can't.  😭

 

I can't solve these two problems, so I consider about going back to QTS now.

 

Does anyone have Xpenology installed and used your Qnap? and resolved fan and power problem?

 

Thank you~!

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look here: 

 

If you can figure out the control registers for your hardware you can recompile the program and set it to run at startup. Most likely you have temp sensor(s) between the drive bays that you need to read and act on. Alternatively just purchase one of these and hook up the chassis fan to it and put the probe close to the drives:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Diymore-Temperature-Manumotive-Controller-High-Temperature/dp/B0752GMMPJ

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3 hours ago, isjpb said:

1. Power on again and again....
I can change the Auto Power on/off setting in Qnap Bios and xpenology DSM setting page.
I've disable Auto Power on. But, When I turn off the power (Power Off in DSM), it turns on again immediately. Again and again.

Maybe This problem seems to apply to all xpenology users.

 

FYI, xpenology 6.x is a hacked DSM appliance, bound to be used with the original synology kernel (that was differen with 5.x)

so it might be a bigger problem to solve this when its about having diffrent kernel power settings

 

3 hours ago, isjpb said:

2. Fan Noisy.
Yes, It's Fan Speed problem.
As you know, normal NAS reduces the fan speed when booting for the first time. Therefore, it quickly becomes quiet.
However, Native xpenology on Qnap doesn't seem to have Fan Speed control.

 

to many controller and custoum solutions to maintain it as additional driver, a decent board can handle the fan's of its own so most people dont need this

 

 

my suggestion would be to try dsm 6.1, 6.0, 5.x to find a version that can shut down properly and stays off, the fan can be solved with a add on hardware

 

or try open media vault, as its a normal linux there is much higher chance to get fan control and shutdown working

https://forum.openmediavault.org/index.php?thread/18410-inatall-openmediavault-on-qnap-ts-251-x86-guide/

 

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