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DSM 6.1.2 on QEMU\KVM\Virtual Machine Manager (3615)


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hi dear cummunity


I wrote small instruction for many users, who use hypervisor QEMU\KVM

(best for me config in attach "XML")


  1. download loader
  2. convert synoboot.img to qcow2
    1. qemu-img convert -f raw -O qcow2 synoboot.img synoboot-qcow2.img
  3. create VM with $your-name-vm
  4. open config file with $your-name-vm
    1. virsh edit $your-name-vm
    2. edit CPU
        <cpu mode='custom' match='exact'>
          <model fallback='allow'>Westmere</model>
          <feature policy='require' name='vme'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='ds'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='acpi'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='ss'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='ht'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='tm'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='pbe'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='pclmuldq'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='dtes64'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='monitor'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='ds_cpl'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='vmx'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='est'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='tm2'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='xtpr'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='pdcm'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='movbe'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='tsc-deadline'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='rdrand'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='arat'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='tsc_adjust'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='smep'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='erms'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='rdtscp'/>
          <feature policy='require' name='3dnowprefetch'/>
    3. edit network interface (for default in loader using this mac address - "00:11:32:2c:a7:85" and Interface type - "e1000"; best for me - "bridge" mode; "enp3s0" interface  )
          <interface type='direct'>
            <mac address='00:11:32:2c:a7:85'/>
            <source dev='enp3s0' mode='bridge'/>
            <model type='e1000'/>
            <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x03' function='0x0'/>


    4. edit Sata Controller 

      1. loader on QEMU\QVM need 2 Sata controllers:

            <controller type='sata' index='0'>
              <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x0'/>
            <controller type='sata' index='1'>
              <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x09' function='0x0'/>
        0 - empty controller; 1 - for Sata Drives
    5. edit Drives:

      1. Sata Drive (target dev - "SDA"; bus - "Sata"; Controller Sata - "1"; best for me: target-"0", unit-"0", and path to qcow2 image)

            <disk type='file' device='disk'>
              <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2'/>
              <source file='/var/lib/libvirt/images/Xpenology.qcow2'/>
              <target dev='sda' bus='sata'/>
              <address type='drive' controller='1' bus='0' target='0' unit='0'/>


      2. Usb Drive with Loader (type - "USB", bus- "0", port - "1", boot order = "1"; best for me - path to qcow2 synoboot image)

            <disk type='file' device='disk'>
              <driver name='qemu' type='qcow2'/>
              <source file='/home/administrator/VMs/ISO/Xpenology/ds3615/synoboot-qcow2.img'/>
              <target dev='sdb' bus='usb'/>
              <boot order='1'/>
              <address type='usb' bus='0' port='1'/>



Edited by boris0n
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  • 2 years later...

I have tried this, but it doesn't work for me.   The boot loader comes up and says


This mod is brought to you by Jun.....


Screen will stop updating shortly, please open http://find.synology.com to continue."


The vm cpu load goes up and stays up (looking at virt-manager),

I go to http://find.synology.com and it never finds it.



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