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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:19 am 
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current state
tested on LSPro v2 and v1
Netconsole is working
fuller command set
several scripts added in for ease of use with foonas & foonas-em

more info:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4678&p=63776#p63776

-- mindbender , davygravy

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thanks to whoever posted the u-boot source for LS-Pros... http://buffalo.nas-central.org/download ... 109.tar.gz

in the tarball is just about everything one could want... except for a u-boot that wasn't built with the "Tiny" flag ... the u-boot that Buffalo installed on our LS-Pro's seems to be a stripped-down, minimal version...

A couple of observations/questions:

1. It would be nice to have a version w/ a "run" command and netconsole access... hmmmm... ?

2. Is the "u-boot" executable that is in the tarball actually a ram-build of u-boot? if so has anyone tested it?
Code:
file /u-boot-1.1.1_buf109/u-boot
/u-boot-1.1.1_buf109/u-boot: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, not stripped


3. has anyone here at the wiki/community tried to build it or alter it?

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LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:38 am 
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3) jonli447 built it and flashed it to his LS Pro. It worked.

no mods tried so far.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:01 pm 
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thanks bender ...

it would be nice if it was just a question of removing the "tiny" flag , to get a full(er) featured uboot ... looks like a risky flash though... :)

any chance he flashed it while in 2.6, or did he flash it from the u-boot environment? we know flashing from 2.6 didn't work in the 2.6 kernel from last year, but maybe the drivers have changed since then... ?

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LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:20 pm 
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actually i do not know how he flashed it. also do not forget that you cannot compare the lsarm boxes and the ppc boxes as the arm-boxes use a nand flash which is something different.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:34 pm 
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I'm thinking/remembering (hopefully correctly) that the kuropro has NAND and NOR, the lspro NOR only.
...so these both have 256kb NOR, right?

...to bad they don't have a healthy 4MB NOR /ROM that the HG's had...

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LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:06 pm 
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It was flashed from uboot. This is the safest way to do it.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:07 pm 
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thanks, I was kind figuring that's how he did it, but at the same time I was hoping to hear that he had done it from within 2.6 (while booted).

the u-boot that comes stock is just not very flexible for my needs ... would be nice to have a non-serial access way to alter boot behavior and such....

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LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:23 am 
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1. Does anyone know if the uboot source that jonli posted is for the pro V1 or the pro V2, or do they use the exact same source (w/just a tweaked makefile)?

I was under the impression that
Code:
U-Boot 1.1.1 (Jun 12 2006 - 10:32:00) Marvell version: 1.10.8 Stock Buffalo U-boot
was for the LS Pro V1 and
Code:
U-Boot 1.1.1 (Feb 11 2008 - 20:17:45) Marvell version: 1.12.1 - TINY
-which I compiled a few weeks back... was for the LS Pro V2.

Is this not the case? 1.10.8 vs 1.12.1 ?

maybe what I compiled was indeed for the v2?


2. Will the v2's uboot work in a v1? We know from unfortunate FreeLink flashers that the V1 uboot doesn't sit well w/ the V2 boxes.

Has anyone looked into what the differences are between the two uboot versions? Is it just some env vars? or is something hard-coded in?

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LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:07 am 
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can you please try to compile a v2 uboot from the sources we have?

i just looked again and there are no uboot sources in the gpl packages....my guess again is that uboot wasn`t touched by the buffalo guys and that marvell actually ported it again.

i only found this package here:
http://downloads.nas-central.org/LSPro_ ... 109.tar.gz

do we have newer uboot sources for the arm9 boxes somewhere?

btw NAiL works on qnap ts uboot....doesn`t he also have a kurbox pro?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:30 pm 
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yes, and for all I know, what I compiled may indeed be a v2 Uboot...

The package you mention that jonli447 put in downloads ( http://downloads.nas-central.org/LSPro_ ... 109.tar.gz ) is the only source we have, AFAIK. When I talked w/ him in the IRC briefly a week or so ago, it sounded to me like he was saying that there was more source out there, be we may not have understood each other... :?:

right, there are now uboot sources in the GPL stuff, only kernel source & other...

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LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:40 pm 
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I have 1.1.4 sources :), these are the other sources jon speaks of.

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i request newer gpl sources. i actually request them for the Linkstation Pro DUO which should use the latest uboot sources.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:40 pm 
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lb_worm and mindbender, I thank you both... is there a way that either we can post these in downloads, or that I can get a copy of them?

lb_worm, are these the ones you and jonli447 speak of? http://buffalo.nas-central.org/download ... -1.1.4.zip

:?: ;)

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LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
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Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:24 pm 
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Yes, that is the one. It has been tested (flashed) and it works. I was not brave enough to do that without JTAG or being able to RAM test it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:53 pm 
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thanks lb_worm :)

I will try turning on more Uboot commands on it when I get home from work tonight...

It was surprising to see that when I did so with the buff109 source (older UBoot source gpl from buff) the size of the uboot didn't seem to increase. I wonder if there is some code in the buff uboot stuff that is padding uboot out to a certain size. ???

now checking it, they are all 240.0 KB (245776 bytes), even the ones that I altered the source for.

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LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


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