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Unable to format disk

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I'm creating a xpenology in a virtual box machine to test it out before putting it in a server.

 

However, I cannot get past the error during DSM assistant installation "error formatting disk".

 

I am following instructions here: http://idmedia.no/projects/xpenology/in ... -or-later/

I have injected a new SN and mac1 address in my syslinux.cfg and it looks like this below.

 

The pat file I'm using is : DSM 5.2-5644 (28.10.15)

And the bootloader is XPEnoboot DS3615xs 5.2-5644.1

 

The installation process formats the boot drive with the bootloader, so each time that it fails I need to recreate the vmdsk file and that's annoying. I get the same error (code 32) if I do the installation from the web page.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

UI menu.c32
PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 50
DEFAULT xpenology
MENU TITLE XPEnoboot 5.2-5644.1

LABEL xpenology
      MENU LABEL XPEnology DSM 5.2-5644
      KERNEL /zImage
      APPEND root=/dev/md0 ihd_num=0 netif_num=4 syno_hw_version=DS3615xs sn=B4LWN04264 mac1=0011327084AC rmmod=ata_piix vid=0x0EA0 pid=0x2168 loglevel=0 vga=0x305

LABEL debug
      MENU LABEL XPEnology DSM 5.2-5644 Debug
      KERNEL /zImage
      APPEND root=/dev/md0 ihd_num=0 netif_num=4 syno_hw_version=DS3615xs sn=B4LWN04264 mac1=0011327084AC rmmod=ata_piix vid=0x0EA0 pid=0x2168 loglevel=0 vga=0x305 debug=1

LABEL install
      MENU LABEL XPEnology DSM 5.2-5644 Install/Upgrade
      KERNEL /zImage
      APPEND root=/dev/md0 ihd_num=0 netif_num=4 syno_hw_version=DS3615xs sn=B4LWN04264 mac1=0011327084AC rmmod=ata_piix vid=0x0EA0 pid=0x2168 loglevel=0 vga=0x305 upgrade=5.2-5644

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I don't have the issue with the boot image being formatted... Can't you just replace it again after formatting?

If you are running ESXi you can fix this easily by setting the hard disk to be nonpersistent.

 

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I'm not sure that works - the installation installs the PAT on all disks, including the boot right? Anyway, that's not the biggest issue. The biggest is why I can't get this to work in VirtualBox???

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