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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:22 am 
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Linux 2.6/PPC kernels for Linkstation/KuroBox/HG/HS are available from http://hvkls.dyndns.org/. See the Changelog for details (MSIE > 5.5 is problematic).

PLEASE use the webinstaller to download or install the kernel package, including its variants. Anyone violating the server policy risks to be denied service, if necessary permanently. Thanks for your cooperation!

Another upstream security update out-of-the-blue; probably the final update to the "latest" kernel.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:22 am 
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Thanks for the update Andre.

I've been running your WebInstaller for 6 months with no issues on my LS1 and KuroBox with full dist-upgrades to etch. This week I decided to try my KuroHG, also with the full etch. The upgrade seemed to work with the first reboot. Unfortunately it locked up after about 5 minutes. I reverted back to the 2.6.20 version that I had been running from Sylver and the box ran fine.

I proceed to start from scratch with a new HDD, installed Sylver's Debian, upgrade to the latest etch, and ran your WebInstaller. It repeated the unstable condition.

Is anyone else suffering the same problems with the HG architecture? Do you know what could have caused the problem between 2.6.20 and 2.6.25?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:30 am 
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Define "unstable".


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:27 pm 
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Basically, 5 red flashing lights on Diag. I can't seem to find any details in the logs that indicate a problem. It looks like the boot sequence never completes, since the green power light blinks for about 5 minutes, then the 5 red diag blinks start.

When I boot with the reset button (2.4.17_mvl21), there are no problems. avr_evtd is running fine. I guess I've messed up my boot sequence and will have to rebuild.

I think I'll go back to my test HDD and start from scratch again with a little more attention to details.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:16 pm 
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I doubt avr_evtd is acting on the right device. My own HG (OpenLink/Uboot) and LS1 (etch/kernel loader) both do survive the critical five minutes on the latest kernel. Remove any avr_evtd releated files, and reinstall with the help of the webinstaller.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:23 am 
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Hello. I tried to install this kernel and got the following message:

"Linkstation 2.6 kernel webinstaller
http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/docum ... aller.html
--> Tera with OpenLink
--> Will install into /
Starting downloads (truncation warnings and timouts resulting in error 404 can be ignored safely)...
--> Getting webinstaller... wget: unrecognized option `--dns-cache=off'
Usage: wget [OPTION]... [URL]...
Try `wget --help' for more options.
FATAL: A new version is being uploaded. Try again later."

Is that true about new version or something else is wrong?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:16 pm 
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Your wget is too old. Check the documentation, http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/docum ... aller.html


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:40 pm 
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Thanks for the quick response.
I've already read this page and just did one more time.
Could not find anything about old "wget". Could you please point me to the right spot?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:42 pm 
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Install the openlinkhelper, while your at it, also the upgradehelper.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:52 pm 
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Thanks. Will do once I get home.

Another quick question.
I'm trying to install 2.6 kernel to Terastation HD-HTGL. Do you know about any successful installation? Searching the forum I got into the impression that there are some attempts, however, no success stories.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:16 am 
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Installed openlinkhelper and upgradehelper.
Ran webinstaller, it looked promising. It ran all the way. Then I ran kernel26.sh to finish the installation.
The system rebooted, however, uname -a reported "Linux HD-HTGL9FC 2.4.20_mvl31-ppc_terastation #5 Tue, 08 May 2007 16:44:28 +0900 ppc unknown".
Since I do all the entry over the serial port, I noticed the following several lines among the log at boot time:

Loading modules:
Extracting log files...Mounting local filesystems...
mount: /dev/hdb1 is not a valid block device

So, it failed to mount /dev/hdb1 at boot time.
I tried to mount /dev/hdb1 manually:

root@HD-HTGL9FC:/dev# mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/kernel
mount: /dev/hdb1 is not a valid block device

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:26 am 
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As the legacy kernel doesn't come with RAID support compiled-in (IIRC), you need additional IDE hardware, e.g. Compact Flash media. Copy your root filesystem over to it and adjust /etc/fstab (carefully).


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:39 am 
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OK.
Copied the file system to the flashdrive, edited /etc/fstab acordingly. Ran /usr/local/sbin/kernel26.sh.
The system rebooted, however, the kernel remains "Linux HD-HTGL9FC 2.4.20_mvl31-ppc_terastation".

What I noticed during the boot time, the line:
"KERNEL:2007/5/8 16:48:56"

appears prior then I saw lines:

Loading modules:
Extracting log files...Mounting local filesystems...
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on sd(8,1), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
/dev/sda1 on /mnt/kernel type ext3 (rw,noatime)

Which in my understanding means that it loaded old kernel before it even mounted the drive with new one.

Another thing, I inspected the boot time log and could not see any messages I would expect to see from the script in "/etc/default/boot_new.sh_local", again, they could be hidden.

Thanks in advance for your input.


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