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How to Install 6.1 DSM to Mac Pro?

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Hello,
Can someone help me how to install 6.1 dsm on my mac pro?

Spec: Mac Pro 3.1 intel 8 core, 16gb memory. 4tb hdd.

I like to install without virtual programs.

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Follow the installation tutorial for 6.1 to create a USB boot disk.

Once you have created your boot USB, test your hardware first by booting with the USB making sure you can find the device on your network and also the web installer finds the hard disk. If that all works then then follow the rest of the tutorial installation - I'd guess you would want to image/backup your mac o/s and data with suitable software before you install DSM.

 

 

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hi,

 

just try the normal install from the howto, before trying delete the partitons from the disks with live linux (ubuntu, gparted) or try with another empty disk before deleting the mac os partions from disk (efi, os, recovery)

copper network should work ootb as it seems to be intel

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Apple_hardware#Ethernet_Controller

you might consider 3617 to use all processors, 3615 is limited to 4 afair

 

also you can google "xpenology mac mini"

http://www.garydanton.co.uk/2017/05/building-diy-mac-mini-nas/

 

 

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I created the usb drive but my mac not show usb in the bootable devices.

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1 hour ago, Mark said:

I created the usb drive but my mac not show usb in the bootable devices.

From a quick google search it looks like you can't boot the Mac Pro from a USB unless it's OSX.

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8 minutes ago, Dfds said:

From a quick google search it looks like you can't boot the Mac Pro from a USB unless it's OSX.


In this situation create installer for a HDD? Because HDD is internal.

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1 hour ago, Mark said:


 Thank you your answear. Now I tried to install on PC but i got error message. file '/zImage' not found. What is the problem?

UEFI boot and wrong partition selected?

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On 10/22/2017 at 9:42 PM, IG-88 said:

UEFI boot and wrong partition selected?


So, now I click to install and the last three lines not showing and I not see diskstation on finder. And I not see diskstation in the connected device on router.
What is the problem?

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that   looks normal for booting )output of more extensive log data will be on serial console com1 of the system)

next will be to to install the dsm (*.pad, ~200MB) to the disk(s)

https://global.download.synology.com/download/Tools/Assistant/6.1-15163/Windows/synology-assistant-6.1-15163.exe

or

https://global.download.synology.com/download/Tools/Assistant/6.1-15163/Mac/synology-assistant-6.1-15163.dmg

the assistant will find the system in LAN and guide you through the install

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3 minutes ago, IG-88 said:

that   looks normal for booting

next will be to to install the dsm (*.pad, ~200MB) to the disk(s)

https://global.download.synology.com/download/Tools/Assistant/6.1-15163/Windows/synology-assistant-6.1-15163.exe

or

https://global.download.synology.com/download/Tools/Assistant/6.1-15163/Mac/synology-assistant-6.1-15163.dmg

the assistant will find the system in LAN and guide you through the install

Thank you your answear but the assistant not find the diskstation. And i not see in the router connected device.

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21 hours ago, sbv3000 said:

you could try this guide for installing live linux and see if you can hack it for xpe/dsm

 

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-boot-a-linux-live-usb-stick-on-your-mac/

 

 


Is this problem that I write the following mac address in the gurb.cfg : 0011322CA785 ? Because I don't know what is the NIC mac address and where can I see.

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Now, I find my PC lan mac address in BIOS and change it in the grub file. But I still can not find the diskstation anywhere.(find.synology.com, assistant) 
I don't know what is the problem.

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For the initial setup, leave the MAC and Serial numbers unchanged in the grub file, change the MAC to your NIC address after install.

Also to ask, you are using a wired network connection?

Try the alternative extra.lzma files from @IG-88

 

As a test, also try an XPE/DSM 5.2 installation, that boot loader has more devices included which might help identify your issue

 

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hi,

 

as you switched to pc hardware, what hardare exactly, xpenoloy is no linuxdistribution ehere you can expect most hardware to work, it a appliance with only a limitted amount of drivers (expecialy that goes for 6.1)

 

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