Preserve custom Servers after Iomega/Lenovo 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.

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.