Installing Synology DSM on Non Synology Hardware

Hey guys here is my latest collection of tutorials regarding XPEnology (Synology for Non Synology Hardware)

This guide will allow you to install Synology DSM 4528 with Update 2

This guide won’t contain a text guide but instead just a “choose your path” video tutorial.

Begin by following the video then use the onscreen annotations or the links in the video descriptions to move on to the next part which is appropriate for your install scenario.

Mobile Youtube Video Link

Required Hardware

USB Method

USB Method

  • 1 USB Drive
  • Atleast 1 HDD
  • DHCP set on your network (Usually will be)
  • Another computer to manage Synology DSM
  • Both systems on the same network (Intended Server and Second PC)
ESXi Method

ESXi Method

  • 2 USB Drives
  • Atleast 1 HDD for the DataStore
  • Additional HDD’s for RDM
  • DHCP set on your network (Usually will be)
  • Another computer to manage Synology DSM and ESXi
  • Both systems on the same network (Intended Server and Second PC)

Required Software and Files

Files for both USB Band ESXi Methods
Files for USB Method

Files for USB Method

Files for ESXi Method

Files for ESXi Method

List of Commands (easy copy and paste)

Patching ESXi Installer

Patching ESXi Installer

ALT + F1

cd /usr/lib/vmware/weasel/util
rm upgrade_precheck.pyc
mv upgrade_precheck.py upgrade_precheck.py.old
cp upgrade_precheck.py.old upgrade_precheck.py
vi upgrader_precheck.py

Type /MIN
Press I
Replace 2 * 1024 – 32 with 1024 or something
Press Escape
:wq

ps -c | grep weas
kill -9 ####

where #### is the python PID

Synology DSM Update Commands

Synology DSM Update Commands

sed 's/flashupdateDeb/flashupdateDeb1/' /[email protected] > /[email protected]
mv /[email protected] /[email protected]

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