Unslung 6.8 beta firmware Install gone bad....
- Hello - I am new to this group but I have to say that I am extremely
pleased with what what has been done in enhancing the functionality
of the Slug. And I would say to the powers that be, Well Done!
I have been using my NSLU2 for about 2 months, and wanted to enhance
its capabilities and increase its functionality, which lead me to
here. This is my first attempt at this, but I felt pretty
confident, as I have pretty extensive experience on UNIX platforms.
Anyway, here is a brief description of my issue....
Recently, I took my current slug, running the factory installed
V23R73 firmware, and replaced it with the Unslung 6.8 beta firmware.
Following the directions precisely, and I successfully upgraded the
firmware. I hadn't actually Unslung it yet, but it did seem to be
functioning fine for the time being running from the device Firmware.
Here is where things seemed to go awry...
I attempted to Unsling the device through telnet with the drive
attached to Port1 (I will move to Port2 in the future). At first I
was not successful using a WD MyBook and I had seen some thing in
the wiki about issues with those drives. I then attached a Maxtor
OneTouch, and the Unsling command (/sbin/unsling disk1) ran
correctly, and I then restarted the slug, and it hasn't been
available on the network since. So as of now, there is no way to
access the slug. I can't even ping the address.
So in looking over what was done to the device and the drive
partition. I can tell you the following:
1) All lights on the slug appear to be normal, as I have no flashing
lights of any king on the slug, except standard network and I/O
2) It is not a network issue, as all other network devices are fine
(even changed the cable based upon a previous post).
3) I ran an IP Scan of my network, thinking that the IP may have
gotten changed to something else that I was unaware.
I then took the drive off the slug, and connected it to one of my
boxes, and looked over the newly created partition, and associative
file system. And for some reason, it does not look right. For
instance, the was no /etc or /etc/samba dirs which seem to be
referenced elsewhere. Most of the config files (group, password,
etc)were placed in root. There was no sysconfig as I would expect
in Linux system, although I did find a config file that had all the
appropriate setting from my original slug configuration in it. Is
this the slugs representation of sysconfig?
Anyway, I hope someone out there can assist me, and help point me in
the right direction. This is really bugging the crap out of me, and
I would like to figure it out.
Thank you all in advance.