Local music playback on an Xpenology with an USB sound card

Xpenology is an incredible project allowing to turn an old computer into a « Synology » NAS in order to test it. I say « test » because the legality around the project is unclear: while synology publishes its source code (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dsgpl/), not everything is considered as « open », and officials at Synology considers that it goes against their copyright… (see, in French).

I currently test it on an old netbook, and beside the obvious disk space limitation (one small hard drive on it), it works perfectly. Continue reading

Your own « Synology » NAS, with Xpenology, Virtualbox (headless mode) on an old netbook

These notes explain how to install « XPEnology » (a project porting Synology’s NAS software on other platforms) as a virtual machine (with virtualbox), in headless mode (SSH) on a debian server (which happens to be an old netbook – but this part failed because of the proc type of the netbook). Continue reading

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