A: From a Windows platform

  1. Download the OpenSolaris Live USB Creator: OsolLiveUSB003.
  2. Set target device to the USB device.
  3. Burn the usb image you’ve downloaded (you can find it here).
  4. Go to this link and follow the instructions.

USB install images burned using OsolLiveUSB003 on Windows 7 may have problems booting. In this case please download OsolLiveUSB002 and use it to burn the usb image.

B: From MacOS X (or other Unix)

  1. Determine your device.
    On Linux, paths are /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc …
    On MacOS X, paths are in the form of /dev/diskN, and can be determined using “Disk Utility” by clicking on Info. Before proceeding you will have to unmount all partitions (on MacOS X, just click Unmount in Disk Utility; !!! do not Eject).

  2. Download 1G.header file
  3. Request syneto-unifiedstorage-VERSION.usb image from Syneto.
  4. Open the Terminal and make yourself root:
    sudo su -
  5. Run the following command:
    cat 1G.header syneto-storage-2.16.1273.usb | dd bs=1024k of=/dev/disk2

C: From the Syneto Storage installation

If you have a running installation of the Syneto Storage, you can use it to write an installation image to an USB stick. Steps to create bootable USB memory stick:

  1. Download USB image.
  2. Copy syneto-unifiedstorage-X.Y.NNNN.usb to existing storage as user admin (using scp/WinSCP)
  3. Login to existing storage as user admin using ssh (or Putty)
  4. Drop into root shell:
    un shell
  5. Run:
    rm ~admin/.bash_profile
  6. Logout
  7. Login again as ‘admin’
  8. Run:
    pfexec pkg install install/distribution-constructor
  9. Connect usb stick
  10. Run:
    usbcopy syneto-unifiedstorage-2.5.1619.usb
  11. Follow instructions on screen

Boot from USB stick and follow the installation instructions.