Re: [LinkStation_General] Downgradeing Firmware.. is it wise?
- On Sunday 09 January 2005 03:07 am, Cornel Babel wrote:
>Actually I did this before really putting any stuff on it. After I loaded
> Hi Jereon,
> what happens to the files on your LS, as you installed the
> KuroBox-Frimware? I mean, are the files in the /mnt-directory still there?
> Thanks Cornel
the new firmware and image, I restarted the whole box in EM mode. This
runs completely from a RAM disk.
But to answer your question: I think the hard drive is left alone up till
The firmware I used is: kuro_102.zip from revogear.com.
I repartitioned the hard disk, giving it a royal amount of space on / and
some more swap space.
mfdisk -c /dev/hda
This brings up the interactive mode of something that is remarkably similar
to Linux fdisk.
Mount the / partition and then unzip the image.zip and untar the contents into
/. Grab binary.zip and do the same [since unzip is missing, unzip on your
other machine and bring the tarballs to the LS].
Use "write_ok" to tell the firmware that the next boot should boot from harddisk
rather than into ramdisk.
Now, you have a minimal linux system. The binary.zip file contains GCC and Linux
build tools so you can compile basically anything you need. I suggest to
grab coreutils, unzip, bzip2, and compile these as well as those key utilities for
building software are missing.
I still use the box for NAS right now, but at least it runs NFS as well as SMB;
I think they should have sold it with NFS turned on, IMHO.