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Reserved Memory even with VID/PID and disable_mtrr_trim on DSM 6.1.7-3


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Well over 3 days and 24 hours and this wonderful site rocks. I've learned an enormous amount on xpenology hardware.

Cannot get reserved memory recovered and I'm at a loss.  I'll list current key info below followed by the adventure... :)

  Bootloader: XPEnology_DSM_6.1.x-quicknick-3.0.zip (aka Quicknick’s Loaders DSM 6.1.X)
  DSM:  Currently @ 3615xs-6.1.7-15284-3.pat (bromolow)
  Ram:  physically installed 16gb, seen by BIOS and also DSM
  CPU:  AMD A4-5000 on BIOSTAR A68N-5000
  Drives: 3x4TB SATA 

I've checked my VID/PID more times then I can count (also learned if it's missing you can't setup Virtual Machine Manager Cluster till you correct it)
Added to my grub.cfg the value disable_mtrr_trim. (attached full grub.cfg here also).
I've swapped RAM slots, reflashed my BIOS also. 
Here's what I have below. >>> More step I've tried after, but didn't want to muddy the waters too much)

[ What else can I do to get 6.1.7 Update 3 not having the reserved memory issue? ]  I'm ready to donate money to learn is all I'm saying. 😇

Right now it seems I need to buy all new hardware and move past kernel 3.10 where there is a bug but hoping not. 


Other Steps I've Taken: (using this as DSM and bootloader guide @ https://xpenology.com/forum/topic/13333-tutorialreference-6x-loaders-and-platforms/)
  1) moved disable_mtrr_trim in a different order in the set common_args_3615 line.
  2) Moved to bootloader 1.04b/DSM 918+ (boots, but can't install the DSM, always ends in error 13)
  3) Moved to bootloader 1.03b/DSM 3615/3617 (doesn't see the onboard network card RTL8111G chipset)

Sources of Downloads:
  xpenology files:                 https://xpenology.club/downloads/
  synology DSM (aka PEM): https://archive.synology.com/download/Os/DSM/

3615 6.1.x that worked - grub.cfg

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Hello Derex, sorry to hear man. I did try a beta and about a dozen syntax settings, but ended up going another route as my hardware wasn't ideal.  I really hope someone can update xpenology kernel/os settings to make this easier to avoid.  It might be fixed in the newest build honestly if your hardware works. I'm not much help here anymore.  Ended up redoing it with xubuntu. Before you head down that route, it made me appreciate xpenology a lot more let me tell yea!

Here's my setup.
* Installed xubuntu OS. This is ubuntu with XFCE which is a super light way GUI.
* installed XRDP. This allows you to remote into the XFCE GUI. I did this quick change to make it work: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1388431/cannot-connect-to-xfce-with-remote-desktop
* Installed Samba. This allows for windows file shares. You will want the most recent samba so add the repo for it... sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linux-schools/samba-latest, after that you'll want to use the this link for samba settings. Basically copy the [global] listed there.

* Installed docker. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-use-docker-on-ubuntu-22-04
* Installed dockerized NginxProxyManager. This allows GUI for setting up proxy remapping *and* certificates (best thing ever) in case you need to set your websites up with SSL.

* Installed dockerized Jellyfin. This allows you to map your videos and audios to a website. If you're tricky you can map the JF port to 443 in NginxProxyManager and access it outside your home network encrypted.
* Apache / Nginx web services for webpages
* Timeshift for automated backups to a USB drive.

Again, this was quite the adventure, but maybe the next poor soul who tries this route might save a few frustrated days.


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