Install DS3612xs DSM4.2 build 3211++ on Proxmox(KVM)

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just to confirm I was able to install XPEnology DS3612xs DSM 4.2 build 3211++ (repack v1.2) on my proxmox v3 server using KVM virtualisation.


I just followed the virtualbox howto and adapt where need.


1°) create a KVM machine with :

- IDE harddrive, size 33MB (set 0.032 in the proxmox menu)

- any SATA drive the size you want but more thant 4GB that would be used as data


2°)according to the disk format you setup in step1, convert the synoboot...img into vm-xxx-disk-1.qcow2 using this command line in the proxmox shell

on my machine this gives me (my VM id is 106):

qemu-img convert -f raw -O qcow2 synoboot-trantor-4.2-3211-v1.2.img vm-106-disk-1.qcow2


3°) boot this machine


4°) launch the synology assistant and install the pat file provided


5°) the first reboot failed as installer reformat the IDE0 drive,

simple workaround : just redo the step2 to recreate the IDE0 drive


6°) finally boot into your brand new DSM4.2 KVM.




20131122 : Edit : if data drive are 4GB the installer fails while formating system partition, I directly upgrade to 8GB and installer works fine

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