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Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

ejcmdq
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Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

Sirs, good morrning.

I've installed ubuntu 18.04 in a Readynas 2304. Runs quite fine.

 

Boot menu selection, to boot from HDD don't survive power cycle. It goes back to boot from internal flash drive.

Is there any way to do it?

 

Tks, E!

Model: RN31844E|ReadyNAS 3138 Series 4- Bay (4x4TB Enterprise)
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mdgm
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

The internal flash is only 128MB or 256MB depending on the model. You can use a syslinux or grub bootloader on the internal flash to chainload onto a hdd i.e. you boot off the internal flash and the bootloader on that switches to booting off a disk.

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mdgm
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

You could configure the internal flash to chainload onto the HDD using syslinux or possibly grub.

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ejcmdq
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

Thanks for reply !!

You mean that we can install ubuntu in internal Flash too?

Tks, E!

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mdgm
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

The internal flash is only 128MB or 256MB depending on the model. You can use a syslinux or grub bootloader on the internal flash to chainload onto a hdd i.e. you boot off the internal flash and the bootloader on that switches to booting off a disk.

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ejcmdq
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

Noted thansk for advice !

Tks, E!

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ejcmdq
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

Just a doubt... ReadyNas 2304 load a full debian 8 and declares 4G flash, without any HDD.

Is that the same flash are you referring?

 

Tks, E!

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mdgm
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

I never had a 2304, so that could be right. The internal flash will have the syslinux bootloader on it.

You could change the normal option in syslinux.cfg to chainload onto the hdd.

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ejcmdq
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Re: Readynas 2304 boot from HDD

Tks again !

E!

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