On reading the post regarding the dead slug, I decided to take a fresh
look at the flash upgrade/recover procedures with the intent to make
them clearer. Because any bad event like this doesn't look good on the
And I have some questions.
I started at the Uslung-5.5-beta-README.txt that is included with the
binary firmware package since I believe this is where most 'newbies'
Step 1 of the 'Pre-installation Considerations' states that you must
first test the Telnet access to Redboot. Now I understand why this is
needed, since if something very bad happens this is the method of last
resort but I question why this has to be done first when the quick
paper clip reset method (RecoverFromABadFlash Wiki) works in almost
every case. I am wondering if this is there due to some historical
reasons when the understanding of the NSLU2 was low.
Also, the 'TelnetIntoRedBoot' Wiki referenced may include too much
information that will only confuse.
I have also added a few 'Warning!! Advanced procedure' headings to
some of the procedures which I thought may be a bit dangerous.