dean4109 Posted April 26, 2022 Share #1 Posted April 26, 2022 Hi everyone, I'm a relatively tech savvy person, but I've recently built my own server and keep getting tripped up trying to get Xpenology installed. Seemingly every step I go through, I run into some kind of problem and after an hour of googling, I'll figure it out only to have the cycle repeat... Here is the hardware I'm working with: CPU: Xeon e3-1265L v3 MB: Asus h81i-plus Memory: 8GB DDR3 HD: Three WD Red 4GB and 500GB WD Red NVME (for cache) NIC: Realtek RTL8111G I've gotten as far as creating the synoboot USB installer and am able to boot from it, but I can't find the machine on Synology assistant. If I had to guess, it's because of the NIC as it needs the Realtek drivers. My MB is a mini-itx with only one PCIe slot and so I'm resisting buying an Intel NIC because I'd like to use that slot for caching. I did find a post where you had to use OSF Mount to replace the NIC drivers for the Realtek ones, but that didn't seem to work as it's still not showing on Synology assistant. Anyways, I feel like I'm close but I'm a little overwhelmed and tired of troubleshooting. I'd be willing to pay someone $50 for an hour of their time to Zoom and connect with me to assist. It feels worth it to me at this point lol. I'm close to just using FreeNAS, but I own a DS216j and know DSM and would love to be able to keep using it. Thanks in advance! If anyone is interested in helping a noob, please let me know. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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