If you are reading this you problebly already knew what is Xpenology. I havn’t had a chance to try it. Recently jun released the Xpenology bootloader 1.02b for DSM 6.1. I tried it on my ESXi 6.5 and found it works quite well so I am going to try it on a bare metal PC.
To setup the Xpenology NAS, the first thing you need to do is making the bootloader onto an USB stick so your NAS will boot from it. Then it will guide you to install the DSM 6.1.
There are lots tutorials on how to makethe USB bootloader from a Windows PC. The process is simple but still needs you to get on Windows and download/install few programs to have the job done. We all know that Xpenology is based on Linux system, so why not just make the bootloader on Linux?
Here I’ll show you how to make the bootloader from Ubuntu. For this we need:
- A computer with Ubuntu installed. (Other Linux OS should also works.)
- An USB drive
OK, Let’s start!