1231Re: [LinkStation_General] debian
- Feb 1, 2005I did. (right now my LS is out of commission. First
it was a pwr supply problem, now it isn't seeing the
hard drive, but it might be that I've worn out the IDE
Anyway, as an experiment, I took that Japanese Debian
(Woody) tarbal (tgz file) and copied it to the first
partition of another hard drive using a Linux
workstation. I also think I copied /lib/modules from
the original LS hard drive to this new hard drive.
Then I put the thing in the LS and it booted and ran.
Before that I copied the tarbal to the third partition
on the original LS drive in and around the normal
"shares" directories. This one I then upgraded to
"Sid" and installed all kinds of other neat stuff (see
my pictures in the photo gallery of this site). The
way I ran this copy is to boot in to the LS as normal
then in a telnet session I "chroot"ed over to the
Debian file system and started up various services I
had there (like ssh and vnc).
When I get my LS up and running again (I'm real busy
with other things right now) I plan on adding a simple
addition to the web interface on the original LS OS
that changes the "runlevel" on the LS boot to boot by
default a new one that goes to the Debian partition
instead. There would then be a script on the Debian
side to change it back if needed (possibly even using
the watchdog timer as a fail over boot). This would
be something that would be good for public
If I get confident about doing kernel upgrades and
dealing with the flash memory regions. I might get
rid of the original LS OS all together because I
really don't like it. My Debianized LS is real cool.
I don't have to struggle with getting things compiled,
installed or working with Debian.
--- jd_barnett <jd_barnett@...> wrote:
> Hi again-
> Is anyone running debian on their ls/kuro? I've only
> come across
> Japanese instructions, but I did find the files
> debian_2004_12_26_dist.tgz and deboot_src.tgz. If
> you are running
> debian, how did you get it installed?
> Thanks again-
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