Customize your IX4-300D’s LCD Screen

This guide will show you how to Customize the LCD screen of your IX4-300d, this is just a starting guide to show some extra useful information on your LCD, but anyone can build custom scripts and images to change the LCD with more useful information!! We will need to use BMP images here as I didn’t find a […]

Add new services to your IX4-300d NAS

IX4-300d Startup Script

This guide will allow you to Customize your IX4-300d NAS even more by adding your own scripted startup services! This way you can install any server that’s working on ARM devices and make them run whenever you start or reboot your NAS. Couchpotato, Transmission, Minecraft are just a few of the possibilities.

Silence your IX4-300D’s Fans

IX4-300d Startup Script

The IX4’s fans are quite loud and always spinning the same speed whatever the temperature may be inside your NAS. In this guide, I will lower the fan speed and quieten your NAS. Make sure to test these settings thoroughly before applying them as setting the speed to low may cause your NAS to overheat during long operations.

Preserve custom Servers after IX4-300d Update

IX4-300d software update

Lenovo recently updated the firmware on their IX4-300d NAS due to hacker vulnerabilities. It’s recommended to update your NAS however we are using a custom startup script which will “break” after updating. In this guide, I will explain how to update your NAS without losing custom server functionality.

Minecraft Server on ix4-300d NAS

IX4-300d Minecraft server

Install a Minecraft server on your Iomega NAS, keep in mind the server only has 512MB ram and Minecraft recommends at least 1GB. However, the server seems to run fine for 5 online players after adding a few plugins I included in this guide.

Modify Startup Script on Iomega/Lenovo ix4-300d NAS

IX4-300d custom startup script

We want our installed applications to be started whenever we start or restart our NAS without having to log in with ssh and start the service manually. This can be done by creating a “Startup” script and telling your NAS to execute it every boot/reboot. Then we can add as many services as we want.

Install Package Manager on IOmega/Lenovo IX4-300d NAS

putty ipkg update

The Optware package manager is a system for delivering software packages to NAS devices and other Linux-based small computer systems. To install additional services to your NAS we need to install IPKG first, on the ix4-300d, IPKG is already installed so we only have to add repositories.

SSH Access on IOmega/Lenovo IX4-300d NAS

SSH on Iomega / Lenovo IX / PX NAS systems is a hidden feature and meant for support personnel only, AND…. here is how to enable SSH on your device. This allows us to install unsupported Linux servers like SickBeard, SABnzbd, CouchPotato, Transmission…