Debian on QNAP TS-209

QNAP TS-209 from the front

The QNAP TS-209 is a NAS device that can be used for a variety of tasks. In the following, I will describe what is needed to get Debian running on your TS-209, TS-209 II, TS-209 Pro or TS-209 Pro II.

Please note that Debian 10 was the last release to support these devices. Debian 11 (bullseye) is not supported.


External Resources


If you have problems with Debian on QNAP TS-209 and cannot solve them with Google, there are the following resources you can consult:

  • The debian-arm list for questions specifically related to the ARM port of Debian or about running Debian on the QNAP TS-209.
  • If you don't want to post to a mailing list, please post to the Debian area on the QNAP forum.
  • For questions about the QNAP TS-209 that are not related to Debian, please use the QNAP forum.


A lot of people helped to make Debian on QNAP Turbo Station possible. The folks at QNAP have been very supportive of this effort and have supplied some hardware and technical expertise. Marvell has done a fabulous job integrating Orion support into the mainline kernel. Byron Bradley added kernel support for the TS-209 and wrote qcontrol to control the LEDs, fan and buzzer. Frans Pop packaged qcontrol for Debian and helped with the development and testing of the Debian installer.