Known issues of Debian on QNAP TS-209

QNAP TS-209 from the front

Here is a list of known issues and bugs with Debian on the QNAP TS-209:

Installation

  • The installer fails to make the system bootable, especially on configurations with LVM or RAID. If you don't use LVM or RAID, you can apply a workaround](../troubleshooting/#bootable). Do not use LVM or RAID!

Upgrades

  • Upgrades may fail because the initramfs doesn't fit in flash. If you use LVM or RAID, it's best to stay on Debian 9 (stretch) as there's no solution or workaround. If you don't use LVM or RAID, you can apply a workaround.

General operations

  • qcontrol (the tool to control LEDs and beeper) doesn't work.

Support

  • Debian 10 (buster) is the last release to support this device. There's no support in Debian 11 (bullseye).