Re: Moving from Unslung to Debian...
- Thanks guys, worked perfectly... /duh. Can't believe I missed that.
The Debian install was incredibly smooth and is running quite nicely.
Thanks again - James
--- In email@example.com, Rod Whitby <rod@...> wrote:
> James wrote:
> > So my shiny new NSLU2 arrive today. I booted it up, played with
> > stock firmware (v73) for a bit and then installed Unslung. That
> > fine but then I tried moving to Debian... that's where things got
> > wierd. For some reason I can't reflash my slug no matter what I
> > Here's what happened.
> > 1. Got the slug, unpacked it hooked it up and messed around with
> > stock Linksys firmware. Neat, it works.
> Did you fully complete the network settings, including gateway and
> settings? If not, Debian will not install.
> > 2. I checki the www.nslu2-linux.org site and decide to start with
> > Unslung. After lots of reading the Unslung howto docs etc, I
> > install the image. I'm just using a 1GB flash drive so getting
> > formatted and recognized is a bit funky but no major issues. The
> > and unsling work perfectly and everythings cool. I happily
> > packages with ipkg. Lots of slug hugging ensues (it's a really
> > little machine).
> "Slug hugging" :-)
> > 3. OK on to Debian. Unslung is cool but I'll feel like a wuss if
> > don't do a real install. I download the unofficial image with the
> > IXP4xx microcode drivers and run the upgrade from the
> > Linksys UI. I get a "Bad format or filename" message back from
> > ui.
> You can't use the web interface to upgrade from Unslung.
> > No big deal I'll try again... same thing. OK maybe it's something
> > with Unslung so I try to revert to Linksys firmware (v68 is all I
> > find so I try that) same deal "Bad format or filename".
> You can't use the web interface to downgrade from Unslung.
> > Next I try
> > setting the slug to a private IP and accessing it via an isolated
> > in case there were notwork problems etc interfering with the
> > upgrade but it reverts to my original IP settings. OK, I'll try
> > Redboot... nu-uh it just boots up to the original IP. Picture
> > head banging against a desk, cussing, etc...
> Did you try the recommended reflash method, which is the reset
> upgrade mode and upslug2 or the SerComm windows upgrade tool?
> > I've tried all these post Unslung install flash upgrades with the
> > drive unplugged (the Unslung firmware running on built in flash)
> > that be the problem? If so is there any way to get it pointing
> > the built in flash rather than looking for the USB drive and then
> > into RO mode? Is there something else I'm missing?
> Yes: <http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/InstallUnslungFirmware>
> Use that procedure for any firmware installation.
> -- Rod