Tutorial: Compile Xpenology Drivers in Windows 10

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Thanks to Aigor and IG-88 i managed to compile drivers in Bash for windows. I used snippets from both users to make this tutorial! Thanks for that! OddsDigger is the best place to bet with confidence


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Your Welcome!


Now to find out how to add drivers to the kernel configuration etc..

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i folowed this tuturial and everithing went fine, but is it possible to crosscompile this way?

a need to compile drivers for a tbs card.

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Compile drivers xpenology DSM 6.1 with windows 10 and build in bash


I’m going to show you today how to compile drivers for dsm 6.1-15047 (bromolow) with windows and bash.

First you need to get the anniversary update of windows 10. Click here for instructions to enable this update.

When you already have the update, you need to install bash shell command line (It’s ubuntu)
Read here how to enable Bash

When you are finished installing the anniversary update and you enabled bash, proceed with the tutorial.


1)  Start bash for windows. Type bash in the search field and start it.



2) When your shell is open update and upgrade your distribution.

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

3) Install some packages needed.

apt-get install mc make gcc build-essential kernel-wedge libncurses5 libncurses5-dev libelf-dev binutils-dev kexec-tools makedumpfile fakeroot lzma

4) Get the source and Tool Chains.

wget -O linux-3.10.x.txz
wget -O bromolow-gcc493_glibc220_linaro_x86_64-GPL.txz

5) Unpack both archives. It could take some time..

tar xvf linux-3.10.x.txz
tar xvf bromolow-gcc493_glibc220_linaro_x86_64-GPL.txz

6) We now make an alias so we don’t have to type the whole thing over and over again. PS. We unpacked the archives in folder /root so if you put it somewhere else do not forget to change the path in the command below.

alias dsm6make='make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE=/root/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-'

7) cd into the linux-3.10.x directory.

cd linux-3.10.x

8) We now need to copy a new config so we can configure the drivers we want.

cp synoconfigs/bromolow .config

9) When the config is copied we can start the compile menu. We use the alias we created.

dsm6make menuconfig

The menu looks like this. You can navigate with the arrow keys and select with the spacebar.


To compile a driver, lookup your hardware and press the M key. If you see a M before the name of the hardware, the driver is going to be compiled.

When you are finished press save and write the config. When that’s done,  Exit the menu. (press ESC couple of times)


10) We now can compile the drivers you selected.

dsm6make modules

This can take a while..


11) When compiling is finished you have *.ko files in the /root/linux-3.10.x/<dirs>  directories. To get all *.ko files in one directory run 2 commands:

mkdir newmodules
find ./linux-3.10.x/ -iname "*.ko" -type f -exec cp -p {} ./newmodules/ \;

All your compiled modules are now in the directory newmodules.

In Ubuntu Userspace for Windows, the Ubuntu file system root directory is at


There you can find the directory newmodules with all your compiled drivers.


12) The next step is to create a new extra.lzma with your new drivers.

Download OSFMount here and mount the synoboot.img

Select Mount New



Select the image file synoboot.img. Now select partition 1 (30 MB). Click Ok.



Then at the bottom of the window make sure to un-tick the “Read only drive”. Click Ok.


The partition of the image file should now be mounted in file explorer.


13) Go to your usb disk partition and copy the extra.lzma to your c: drive.

(I copied the file to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\lxss\root\ but that doesn’t work. File is not there..)


14) Run the following commands in /root

mkdir extract
cd /mnt/c
mv extra.lzma /root/extract
cd /root/extract

14) Decompress “extra.lzma” to “extra” on the ubuntu command line:

lzma -d extra.lzma

15) Extract the extra file

cpio -idv < extra

16) Delete the extra file

rm -rf extra

17) In directory /root/extract you have 3 directories:


Copy your new /root/newmodules/*.ko files into


18) Edit the file


And add your new modules. You need to add the name of the module without the extension .ko in the rc.modules file.


Network drivers etc. under EXTRA_MODULES
Storage drivers under DISK_MODULES 
Firmwares under EXTRA_FIRMWARES


if your controller or nic needs a firmware, you add the firmware file under usr/lib/modules/firmware/ and add the appropriate line in EXTRA_FIRMWARES, if there is a extra directory inside “firmware”  we need to add it into the rc.modules file. The directory is added to the name, see the bnx2 firmware files in rc.modules for an example.


19) If everything is in place run the following command to create a new extra.lzma. We recreate the cpio file, re-compress it as lzma and write it one directory up as “extra.lzma”

(find . -name modprobe && find . \! -name modprobe) | cpio --owner root:root -oH newc | lzma -8 > ../extra.lzma

20) We now copy “extra.lzma” from C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\lxss\root\ to synoboot.img

Open OSFmount once again and open the 30mb partition. Replace the “extra.lzma” with the new one, dismount the image and close OSFmount.

Burn the synoboot.img to usb with Win32diskimager because our new synoboot.img is ready to test.



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I have done that with success, no errors, but using the same way to cross compile drivers for tbs dvb, it only builds .o files and not .ko.
Do you know if thare is another step missing to cross compile other mpdules?

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