How To Install Xpenology

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  1. Download XPEnology – both the boot image and DSM Software
  2. Unpack two files: synobot-xxx.img and XPEnology-xxxx.pat
  3. Download win32diskimager :
  4. Load win32diskimager, Select the synoboot-xxx.img file and the USB drive then press Write and wait.
  5. Boot from USB drive (Yeah Pic are from Virtual Machine, but you got the same screen) and wait 1 min.
  6. Download and install Synology Assistant and click search
  7. Install with the XPEnology-xxx.pat file with assistant and conf it.
  8. Connect to your new NAS 😉
  9. Reboot, enter in your BIOS and set USB drive as first boot device.
    The USB drive is used by XPEnology to boot, so you must always keep it connected.

install xpenology

Need the hardware first? Check this tutorial!

Here’s the first ESXi tutorial. First thing you do is find a Universal USB Installer – we prefer the SanDisk Cruizer Fit (check for price) because it’s nice and slim. Two, select the ISO and write it to the drive, not going to detail with this as it is super simple.

Okay, once that’s done, we switch over to our server. Plug USB Panel, boot it up. Make sure your BIOS is set to your USB drive and the ESXi set up will begin. Select the first, obviously, you don’t want to boot from the local disk. And this is highly sped up, it usually takes about 5 minutes to boot. It’s going to probably take about 30 for you. Just be patient and it will load eventually.

Okay, once the first bit is loaded up the next bit will load. Eventually, you’ll come to a screen that says, “EXSi Installed” or something like that. It says, “Welcome to the VMware ESXi 5.1.0 Installation”. Now, you can actually skip the part of this video depending on how much RAM you have in your system. If you have 1 or 2 gigs of RAM, then you do not need to do any of this command and stuff I’m about to do. However, even if I do have 1, 2 gigs of RAM, for the purpose of the video, I will do this anyway.

So, if you don’t have enough RAM, you need to wait for auto-scanner. And now, at this point, press O and F1. It will bring you up to command link prompt asking you for a login. The username is “root” and your password. Just type in the command on screen, “cd/usr/lib/vmware/weasel/utils”.

Okay, so “rm upgrade_precheck.pyc”, make sure it’s the C version. You don’t want to remove the non-compile location. And the “” to “”. Next, we copy the upgrade .old file back to the “” file.

I’m not sure why you need to do this, but it doesn’t work in the CD. Now, we add the upgrade_precheck type “/MIN” and you should find a line that says something along “MEM_MIN_SIZE”. Okay, now you should press I and basically add it that to anything that’s lower than your actual amount.

So, in this case, it’s currently set at 2 × 1024 by 32. We’ll just set it to 1024 by itself. Once I’m done, press escape and type in “w!”, and then escape, carry on “q”, then “ps -c grep weas”. And you shall find a result that shows the python ID. So, “kill -9” space the I.D.

We will actually use the USB Drive (SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Low-Profile) to install ESXi and select language and password, the usual installation stuff. It will scan the system. It might take a little while; again this is sped up for your convenience. Okay. Now are we sure we want to install? Yes, of course, we are. And again, this will take quite a while, but it’s sped up in the video. Okay, and the installation is finished.

The installation disk needs to be removed. Obviously, your USB drive, so removed the USB Drive. Shutting down, well, rebooting whatever. Okay, and that will boot up. Please keep in mind that I’m actually using two USB panel, one for the EXSi install and one that was being installed to. Once it boots it will take a little while.

It’s not so often this boots up, I understand. It’s designed to be that done, so it takes a while to boot, but that’s fine.

Okay, eventually, we should get back to the yellow and black screen like this just loading the final modules and stuff. And then, voilà! VMware ESXi 5.1.0 VMKernel Release Build, HP ProLiant MicroServer, and then we’re game.

**Video provided by Cyan Labs** Full video transcription below

6 thoughts on “Installation”

  1. If I do this and boot from usb first time, does it write it to the disk so I can boot in without the usb stick? Really need to know. Thanks.

      • Hi No, i think (well am quite positivly sure in fact) that the USB must always stay in. your system need it to boout, it runs a very small OS which pretends to be the Hardware / ifrmware on a real synology. if you remove it and reboot DSM it wont come back without the Key present.

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