indyslim

ASRock J4105 - Vanilla install: What am i missing?

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Hello noob here, 

 

I read through a lot of the posts and it looks like the J4105 board is mentioned a lot as having no issues with installing and running DSM. 

However, I am stuck and have no clue how to proceed. 

System Details:

  • MB: ASRock J4105
  • RAM: 1x16GB stick
  • HDD: Seagate 2x2TB.
  • Loader: 1.04b (no extras)
  • DSM - 6.2.3 (25426) for 918+

 

I am able to boot into the boot loader and I can see the machine using Synology Assistant. Further I am able to install DSM to completion until it triggers the reboot. 

However, when I remove the install USB stick and reboot  the machine now goes into the ASRock UEFI BIOS and can't exit since it can't find a boot device. The Hard Drives are listed in the SATA list, but don't show up in the boot options. 

Tried moving around the drives to different SATA ports, re-installing/migrating DSM - nothing has helped. 

On a side note - I was able to install FreeNAS and boot up from the same setup, so I do not think it is a hardware failure. 

 

Is there something I am completely missing? Any help would be appreciated.

 

thank you.

 

 

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Just now, Jseinfeld said:

I think you'd need these extra files - 

 

Thank you for your pointer. I will try that. I thought these files were for encoding/decoding video so I did not pay much attention. 

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4 hours ago, indyslim said:

However, when I remove the install USB stick and reboot  the machine now goes into the ASRock UEFI BIOS

 

Driver extensions not required for J4105 (EDIT: possibly for transcoding but not for basic functionality).  USB stick is not for installation. It IS the boot device.  It has to stay in.

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The Boot Stick must be placed on the Board.
The Boot Stick is Not o ly for the install of xpenology.
Its also the Boot Stick for the Software!

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Thank you for the clarification. I assumed this was similar to FreeNAS and you could remove the USB once the install is done. My bad - not reading carefully enough. 

So, does the USB flash drive have to stay on the NAS for ever? 

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yes, the stick must stay in the NAS...

 

so u can use any old 256mb usb stick for the loader...

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Thank you.This is critical info. 

Then it is good to have a back up of my stick so that if this drive fails, I can replace and bring the NAS online quickly.

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The backup is the image you used to build the stick.  You can replace/overwrite the stick with that image anytime and the system will boot right up.

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If I understood the process correctly, going back to the original image would mean that I have to install DSM/migrate the install. It is not a drop-in transparent back-up. 

If that is correct, can I shut down my NAS, pull out the boot USB drive and make a couple of clones so that I can plug in and pretend like nothing happened if current stick fails for whatever reason? 

 

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