Help running DSM on an external HDD


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Hi all

 

so ive succesfully set up dsm6.1.7 on a mac mini running windows 10pro via oracle virtual box using the below tutorial

https://xpenology.club/install-dsm-6-1-on-virtualbox/

 

it works great and does what i need it to.

 

my only gripe is that the internal drive in the machine is rather small so i wanted to have the install on an external drive so i can make use of the larger capacity i have there.

 

i've followed the same set up but it wont allow me to have the boot loader on the external drive (it gives an error loading the disk) and also if i leave the boot loader on the internal drive and create a vdi file to be used on the external drive, the dsm installer doesnt see a drive or it fails to install giving a connection error.

 

is there something im doing wrong?

 

is running from a usb hdd not posible?

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