Re: [nslu2-linux] Anybody tried the testing feed from Debian/NSLU2?
- Vlad Petric wrote:
> I need some packages from testing, which force me to upgrade most of theInstalling firmware using upslug2 cannot brick your slug.
> system. I wouldn't upgrade the kernel ... but still I don't wanna brick
> my slug yet :)
It may put it into an unbootable state if there is a problem with the
software that you install (e.g. a new kernel with the wrong drivers).
If it does, it is easily remedied by taking a full backup of your flash
("cat /dev/mtdblock* > backup.bin") and a full backup of your hard disk,
before attempting to install anything new. If something goes wrong,
just restore the flash ("upslug2 -i backup.bin") and hard disk contents
to their previous known good state.
Once you have done this, you can attempt any upgrades with a real sense
of safe adventure ... and then report your results.