Installing SlimServer 6.5.4 on the QNAP TS101 and TS201

Installing SlimServer 6.5.4 on the QNAP TS101 and TS201

Last Updated: 2007-11-24
Author JJN

This page describes installing the latest version of SlimServer on the QNAP TS101 and TS201.

If there is no existing version of SlimServer installed on the QNAP start at STEP 1.

If you have version 6.3.x installed then start at STEP 2.

If you have 6.5.1 installed start at STEP 3.


Install SlimServer 6.3.x from Progressive here:

  • Use Firefox for all web access as Internet Explorer can corrupt/change filesnames during download.
  • Download install_ts101201.rar from
  • Save the file to your local computer.
  • Copy the file to the Public share on the QNAP \\<ip_adderss>\Public – where <ip_address> is the IP address of the QNAP as displayed by the QNAP Quick Install Wizard.

  • Use WinRAR (or similar) to expand the files on the QNAP

  • Open a Windows command prompt (Start | Run | cmd and click OK).

  • At the command prompt enter the following command
    telnet <ip_address> 13131 
    telnet 13131

  • Login with username administrator and password admin

  • Change folder to the Public folder on the QNAP
    On single drive TS101 and TS201s use :

    cd /share/HDA_DATA/Public

    On dual RAID 1 TS201 use:

    cd /share/MD0_DATA/Public
  • Install SlimServer 6.3.1 using the command:

  • The install script will complete after a minute or so. At the # prompt enter the command:


    The system takes a few minutes to reboot and complete the installation.

  • At this point you should have SlimServer 6.3.1 installed and running (check the SlimServer using the address http://<ip_address>:9000 The version of SlimServer can be seen at the bottom of the left hand page from the “Server Settings” page in SlimServer.

    STEP 2

    Update SlimServer from 6.3.1 to 6.5.1

    1) Install the "All-In-One Update"
    Download the file "All-In-One Update" from

    2) The downloaded filename will be saved as 01-all-in-one-2006-05-30-ppc-module-update.tar.gz

    3) Save the file in the Public\updates folder on the QNAP. You may browse to this in windows using \\SlimServer-01\Public\updates (or use the ip address of the QNAP e.g if the ip address is use \\\Public\updates). Default username administrator, password admin.

    4) Reboot the QNAP.

    5) Install the "SlimServer 6.5.1 **"

    Download the file "SlimServer 6.5.1" from

    6) The downloaded filename will be 01-SlimServer_v6.5.1-ppc-2007-01-26-module-update.tar

    7) Save the file in the \\SlimServer-01\Public\updates folder on the QNAP.

    8) Reboot the QNAP

    9) Install the "All-In-One Plugin Update for SS 6.5.1 **"
    Download the file "All-In-One Plugin Update for SS 6.5.1 **" from

    10) The downloaded filename will be 02-plugins-pack-6.5.x-2006-09-24-module-update.tar

    11) Save the file in the \\SlimServer-01\Public\updates folder on the QNAP.

    12) Reboot the QNAP to complete the update.

    13) You should now have SlimServer 6.5.1 – 11206

    STEP 3

    Update to the Latest Version of SlimServer..

    Download the Perl Source code version of SlimServer from (SlimServer_v6.5.4.tar.gz)

    Copy the file to the Public\updates folder on the QNAP.

    Telnet into the QNAP on port 13131 from the command prompt (telnet <ip_address >13131)

    telnet 13131

    Login as administrator with password admin

    At the command prompt (#) enter the following command:


    A list of running processes will be displayed e.g.:

      514 administ    296 S   /sbin/dhcpcd -t 30 eth0
      559 administ    784 S   /usr/local/sbin/thttpd -p 6000 -nor -nos -u administr
      574 administ    812 S   /usr/local/sbin/Qthttpd -p 80 -nor -nos -u administra
      594 administ   1240 S   /usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -l /var/log -D -s /etc/con
      595 administ   1228 S   /usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -l /var/log -D -s /etc/con
      601 administ   1124 S   /usr/local/samba/sbin/nmbd -l /var/log -D -s /etc/con
      614 guest      1516 S   proftpd: (accepting connections)
      631 administ    968 S   /sbin/btd
      644 guest       468 S   /sbin/ImRd -d
      660 administ    352 S   /usr/sbin/crond -l 9
      696 administ    584 S   /usr/sbin/ntpdated
      710 administ    920 S   /usr/sbin/stunnel /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf
      739 administ    740 S   /sbin/bcclient
      740 administ    740 S   /sbin/bcclient
      741 administ    740 S   /sbin/bcclient
      749 administ    588 S   /sbin/picd -d
      762 administ    584 S   /usr/bin/rsync --daemon
      781 administ    356 S   /bin/sh /share/HDA_DATA/ubuntu/ext/bin-chroot/ext-aut
      797 1000       1428 S   sh -c export LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 ; if [ -f /etc/TZ ]
      801 1000      67424 S   /usr/bin/perl -w /opt/slimserver/
      839 administ    256 S   /bin/utelnetd -d -p 13131
      856 administ    308 S   /sbin/getty 115200 ttyS0
      861 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      862 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      863 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      864 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      865 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      866 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      868 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      869 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      870 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      871 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
      873 1000      17272 S   /opt/mysql/bin/mysqld --defaults-file=/home/slimserve
     2225 administ    256 S   sleep 60
     2226 administ    432 S   -sh
     2234 administ    348 R   ps
    [~] #

    This will display a list of running processes. Look for a line containing – the process id is the number in the left hand column (801 in this example)

    Stop SlimServer with:

    kill <process number> 

    e.g. using the example above:

    kill 801

    Enter the following command on a TS101 or TS201 with a single drive fitted

    chroot /share/HDA_DATA/ubuntu /bin/bash

    If you have a dual drive TS201 enter the following

    chroot /share/MD0_DATA/ubuntu /bin/bash

    The command prompt will change to something similar to root@SlimServer-01:/#

    Change to the SlimServer folder with:

    cd /opt/slimserver

    Move the SlimServer installation file with the following command:

    mv /ext/updates/SlimServer_v6.5.4.tar.gz /opt/slimserver/

    Unzip the file with the command: (Please check the following commands are entered exactly as shown - we have had reports that copy and paste from the site into telnet does not copy the command correctly - missing "-")

    gzip –d SlimServer_v6.5.4.tar.gz

    And again with:

    tar –xvf  SlimServer_v6.5.4.tar

    This will expand the files in /opt/slimserver/SlimServer_v6.5.4 - we need them in the current folder (/opt/slimserver) so enter the following command:

    cp –r ./SlimServer_v6.5.4/* .

    Finish of the installation with the following two commands:


    The QNAP will reboot and all being well you will have the latest version of SlimServer running on the QNAP TS101 or TS201.

    Please let us know any feedback you may have on these instructions.

    Thanks to ProgressiveAV for the original SlimServer ports to the QNAP.


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