Unfortunately I don't know that I can provide much information as I
clearly didn't proceed with as much caution as I should have.
My first flash attempt failed but I was trying to do it over wifi but
I was able to restore the original firmware succesfully. I tried it
using the Japanese and English (from Buffalo) versions of the flash
utility, the former being included in the hg-openlink-051b package.
The final (third, I believe) and successful attempt was with the
laptop connected to my router next to the HG. However, I don't
remember which flash utility I used.
I didn't really do anything clever to make it work.
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> --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "ultrachrome"
> <brian.wills@g...> wrote:
> > Problem: Squeezbox2/Softsqueeze player reports error "Problem:
> > open file: [song title]"
> > I followed Marc Field's tutorial as closely as possible. Highlights
> > include:
> > - flashed with hg-openlink-051b
> > - enable SSH, removed telnet
> > - installed perl-5.8.5-linkstation.tar.gz
> > - installed SlimServer_v6.1.1.tar.gz
> > - slimserver manually started under root account
> > Before flashing I had copied my iTunes Music folder to /mnt/music
> > (created before flashing and with no security). Slimserver scanned
> > folder correctly and shows all my albums. I can browse
> > artist/album/song from the slimserver UI or player. Songs just
> won't play.
> > Any guidance appreciated. Thanks.
> Although I am not able you provide help to your problem yet, it does
> seem that you succeeded in getting openlink on a HG250? Did you have
> any problems with that? I'm just reading a lot of people bricking
> their HG box, incompatibility between Europe and US versions and so
> on, the darned 6 red blips diag-led problem etc. and I just don't
> want to get into that mess.
> Any guidance on what and how you pursued a succesfull upgrade to
> openlink? I have a HG300LAN with original software (1.34)
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