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5.2 force new install, not recover?


gizmomelb
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Hi all,

 

I have an older 5.2.something which I want to ''blow away'' and start from scratch, however when I can finally connect to the xpenology web page it only gives me the option to recover.

 

How can I force a clean / new install please?

 

Thank you.

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I believe if you select the "install/upgrade" option at boot it will get you what you want.

 

Select install/upgrade, then use the synology assistant to find your NAS. Have the PAT file downloaded and ready on your computer and load it up and go.

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Hi bglf83, yes that is what I am doing and all it gives me is the option to recover.

 

martysport - I figured I could load ubuntu on USB and manually wipe any existing partition info.. looks like that is what I need to do.

 

thanks all, will reply what I did and if it worked.

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ok followin gup.. I used a GParted live USB to remove the exisiting partitions from every disk, but I then discovered a couple of my HDDs had errors on them, so I removed all drives and I'm starting fresh with 3x new drives. I'll test the old drives and MAYBE stick them in if they successfully pass a whole disk test. Thank you.

 

Now to read up if i should update from 5967 to 5967.2

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