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Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: solid amber light after installing etch firmware

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  • Richard D. Morey
    Well, it do it when unslug2 says Rebooting, as fast as I can. Should I connect it earlier, when it is verifying the firmware? Richard ... -- Richard D.
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 1, 2007
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      Well, it do it when unslug2 says "Rebooting," as fast as I can. Should I
      connect it earlier, when it is verifying the firmware?

      Richard

      Max_LegRoom wrote:
      >
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > I have yet to put debian on my slug, so I may be wrong but shouldn't
      > you attach the drive immediately after upslug finishes and BEFORE
      > rebooting? According to your post you rebooted first...
      >
      > Stu
      >
      > --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:nslu2-linux%40yahoogroups.com>, "richarddmorey" <moreyr@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I got my NSLU2 today. I've been planning to install debian on it via
      > > the instructions here:
      > >
      > > http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/unpack.html
      > <http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/unpack.html>
      > >
      > > I installed unslung and played with the web interface a little
      > > (formatted my external drive, changed the network settings), then
      > > decided to install debian.
      > >
      > > I plugged in my external hard drive to my laptop (running Ubuntu 7
      > > livedisk) and partitioned/formatted my drive using Gparted. Here is
      > > what fdisk looks like after I've partitioned:
      > >
      > > Disk /dev/sdb: 60.0 GB, 60000000000 bytes
      > > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7294 cylinders
      > > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
      > >
      > > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
      > > /dev/sdb1 * 1 255 2048256 83 Linux
      > > /dev/sdb2 256 7294 56540767+ 5 Extended
      > > /dev/sdb5 256 510 2048256 82 Linux swap /
      > > Solaris
      > > /dev/sdb6 511 7294 54492448+ 83 Linux
      > >
      > > I mounted /dev/sdb1, extracted the debian tarball (provided on the
      > > website linked above) onto it, and unmounted it. I hooked up my NSLU2
      > > to my PC using a crossover cable, put the NSLU2 into upgrade mode, and
      > > wrote the etch firmware to the NSLU2. When it rebooted, I attached the
      > > external hard drive to the Disk 1 slot. The lights blink as it is
      > > booting, and then it settles into two lights being active: ethernet
      > > (green) and status (light amber). The status light remains amber for
      > > as long as I can tell.
      > >
      > > About 10 seconds after the status light turns amber, the activity
      > > light on the external hard drive blinks very briefly twice, then goes
      > > back off. The "Disk 1" light never lights up on the NSLU2.
      > >
      > > I looked at the troubleshooting material on the web for hints. I tried
      > > setting FSCKFIX=yes in /etc/default/rcS. This didn't affect anything.
      > > I reattached the hard drive to my PC and looked at /var/log/boot. It
      > > is empty.
      > >
      > > It looks to me as though the NSLU2 is not mounting the root partition.
      > > Is there any reason this might happen? How can I troubleshoot this?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > RDM
      > >
      >
      >

      --
      Richard D. Morey, M.A.
      Research Assistant, Perception and Cognition Lab
      University of Missouri-Columbia
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