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  • jamy1975
    It is possible to compile a new kernel. I believe some of the others here have done so, also checkout revogear.com Revogear markets a version of the
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 11, 2004
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      It is possible to compile a new kernel. I believe some of the others
      here have done so, also checkout revogear.com

      Revogear markets a version of the linkstation without the disk drive.
      They have also posted the source code there.

      Jamy

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Wilson Chow
      <sonsondei@y...> wrote:
      > So it'll be a nice idea to compile and install new
      > binaries (SSH daemon, new Samba, etc) in a directory
      > under /mnt/share and create symbolic link from the
      > root to use it..so next time to do an offical firmware
      > upgrade, I don't need to compile the binaries
      > again...just create new symbolic links..
      >
      > Secondly, can we install the kernel source and compile
      > a new kernel..so we can use this box as a firewall vpn
      > router as well after we plug in a USB ethernet
      > adapter?
      >
      > I wonder if anyone runs a 2.6 kernel on linkstation..
      >
      > Wilson
      > --- jamy1975 <jamy@b...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > On the linkstation you can essentially wipe the OS
      > > and return it to
      > > defaults. Running the firmware upgrade will take the
      > > root partition
      > > back to the state it is in, when you take it out of
      > > the box. I have
      > > tried this, so I can confirm. One nice thing, is
      > > that it will not
      > > delete the data on /mnt/share.
      > >
      > > Jamy
      > >
      > > --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, James
      > > Stewart
      > > <wartstew@y...> wrote:
      > > > --- Wilson Chow <sonsondei@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > I'm concerning about the warranty issue...if you
      > > > > guys
      > > > > change anything in root partition, what happen
      > > if
      > > > > you flash to a newer firmware? Will all the
      > > > modified
      > > > > things are gone? If that's the case, a person
      > > who
      > > > > plays around with his mods in the OS...then when
      > > he
      > > > > needs to send in for warranty service, he can
      > > > > reflash the firmware and wipe off all the mods
      > > > > right??
      > > >
      > > > So far, I've been real successful running a
      > > separate
      > > > copy of Linux that I installed on partition 3 that
      > > I
      > > > am free to do anything I want with. I haven't
      > > worked
      > > > out how to get it running without opening a telnet
      > > > session on the original OS and "chrooting" into
      > > the
      > > > new OS. Ideally I would like to add it as an
      > > option
      > > > on the Web interface to the Linkstation.
      > > >
      > > > It is odd that the Linkstation has such an old
      > > copy of
      > > > Samba on it.
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Next, if I plug in a brand new HD and start the
      > > box,
      > > > > what will happen?
      > > >
      > > > I would like to know the answer to this too.
      > > Granted
      > > > the Kurobox is designed to work this way, but how
      > > > about the Linkstation? So far I've been extra
      > > careful
      > > > about messing up the original OS on the
      > > Linkstation,
      > > > but if all you have to do is wipe the drive clean
      > > and
      > > > start over, I won't need to be so careful.
      > > >
      > > > =====
      > > > Having another person's trust is more powerful
      > > than all other
      > > management techniques put together. I have no legal
      > > or explicit power.
      > > I only have the power of having people's trust --
      > > but that's a lot of
      > > power.
      > > >
      > > > Linus Torvalds (Leader of the Linux Kernel
      > > Project)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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