Re: [LinkStation_General] Linkstation Modification Questions
- On Tuesday 11 January 2005 04:10 pm, xxurbanfirexx wrote:
>The kurobox site has instructions. The LinkStation is a bit more difficult:-
> Hey i got the 160GB linkstation this week to use as file storage. By
> reading these posts here and browsing the net (after discoverign
> telnet was open, but root password was not something i could have) i
> have found a bunch of cool new information about modification to the
> linkstation. I have a couple of questions since i am new so if you can
> help me please respond back.
> 1) From what i can tell the operating system sits on a partition on
> the HDD and defaults to loading this HDD partion at boot unless
> something dosent work/is currupt in which it loads an "Emergency"
> version of some flash chips. Is this correct and if it is how big is
> the HDD partition / with how much free space?
> 2) Any modifications done to it (i did the root mod) gets saved to the
> hard drive partition and not the flash one unless specifically done
> right? When does anything if ever get written to the flash version? Is
> there a way to force (ie: some button combinations, restarting it some
> sequence) "Emergency" mode without opening it just incase the hard
> drive partion operating system gets screwed, or will it auto detect it
> not working and load it?
> 3) Reflashing the firmware as far as i can tell deletes the hard drive
> operating system and reinstalls it, leaving the "Emergency" one still
> there just incase the firmware upgrade goes wrong. Does the firmware
> upgrade also delete and reinstall the flash one also?
> 4) Is there some tutorial on taking apart the linkstation? Ive read
> that theres some screwed up screw(s) to prevent taking it apart cleanly?
two little screws hidden right under the mirror front. With careful
wiggling you can get them pop out of the plastic w/o damage to the front;
needless to say, this voids warranty....
There is also one screw on the back under the sticker below the fan.