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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:04 am 
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Original thread: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9106

Greetings,

Sorry to reopen my thread. I didn't complete the task of opening my HD-H250LAN but this week seems the right time to get it finished.

I have read the wiki pages but my devices seems to differ from what is expected for an LS2 device. So, I still had some doubts about my device type.

I have take photos (front and back) and a snap shot of the sysinfo screen. I want to verify that I have identified the correct hardware [ LS2 ] (I would hate to make a brick out of it.)

Question 1: using the following urls, do I have an LS2 HD-H250? If not, what do I have?
http://www.mercuryws.biz/temp/Buffalo%20HD-H250LAN%20Photos/sysinfo.cgi.html
http://www.mercuryws.biz/temp/Buffalo%20HD-H250LAN%20Photos/front.jpg
http://www.mercuryws.biz/temp/Buffalo%20HD-H250LAN%20Photos/back.jpg

Question 2:Where do I find the Windows executable to flash the firmware? The last URL I had doesn't seem to have the executable.

Question 3: has the recent breakage in the Debian SSH key generator bug been fixed/proven-not-broken for the recent distributions of the firmware?

Thanks for your assistance,
Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:18 pm 
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1. It is a LS2, because of the firware version (2.xx), because it has no "HG" in its model number, because it is white, and because there is no crossover switch in back.

2. Which Windows-based Updater are you looking for?
OpenLink : http://buffalo.nas-central.org/download ... k-052b.zip
page : http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... y:OpenLink


Freelink : http://buffalo.nas-central.org/download ... 060810.zip
page : http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.ph ... IPSel_(LS2)_LinkStation#MIPSel
3. I installed FreeLink on my LS2 just a day or two ago, and it seemed fine. I can't remember using the ssh key generator, but I'm guessing that it if anything was broken, Debian would be pretty good about fixing it, especially something as security-critical as a key generator.

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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: Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:30 pm 
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I can confirm it's an LS2 - identical to the 2 that I have.

as for #3 - you'll be fully patched after running apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. I remember the fix coming in on my boxes at the time, but updates now will include it without warning.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:53 pm 
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Hello all,

Okay, so I have everything setup, turned off and primed. When I start the update, it prompts me for an "administrator" password. Is this my current root password on the HD-H250LAN, some other password or the admin password I want to have the HD-H250Lan should be set to?

My bet is my current HD-H250LAN root password but, given that I don't know for sure and messing up the firmware update would be "a bad thing", I'm asking.

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Mike


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:53 pm 
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Back again...

I took a risk and, yes, that password is the root password for the device. I have "opened" the device, change telnet, used dropbear/SSH, started the service, rebooted and checked everything all over again.

Next: need to determine how to upgrade the OS/Kernel to a 2.6 kernel.

Thanks to all for the assistance, both in this thread and the previous thread!

Mike


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:21 pm 
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mbiggerstaff wrote:
Next: need to determine how to upgrade the OS/Kernel to a 2.6 kernel.


That's always been tricky on the LS2. Are you running openlink, I'm not sure it's very easy from there (if at all)? You've probably read these anyhow:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3870

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3769


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:24 am 
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ehhrsmmh, I somehow forgot that this was mipsel... correct me if I err here, colleagues, but isn't UBoot a requirement for using the 2.6 kernel?

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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 Sep 18, 2008 9:44 am 
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There's eiji's loader.o, but not very many people ever got it going if I recall.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5676


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:18 pm 
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No, I have tried it and it failed. No clues, just did not boot.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:23 pm 
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All,

Sorry for the late response - I didn't see this thread go active again.

After reading the two posts mentioned by Bauldrick, seems an OS upgrade was/is a high risk operation for the mipsel LS2. So, for now, I'll skip that for now.

I was able to get through the OpenSSH instructions and get the wiki-document version up and running. Hooray! I needed SFTP and SCP working since Fedora 9's Samba doesn't get along with my OpenLink's Samba.

I don't suppose there is a virtual machine image of an OpenLink LS2/MIPSEL? I like to do trail runs of high risk operations in a VM before pushing out to the target. Since I moved to Bulgaria from Texas last year, I can't replace my device so I'd rather not lose control of it.

If wanted to get some little utilities for my LS2 (say "less" for instance, or a better quality version of "vi"), how would I go about that?

Regards,
Mike


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