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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:10 am 
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look here: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yamasita.jp%2Flinkstation%2F&langpair=ja%7Cen&hl=de&i e=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

you will see that this page is far more developed than the english one.

this page is worth to investigate a bit...you get a small preview of the webinterface and the japanese guy already has root-access via telnet.

especially this page is interesting because of the comment about u-boot:
http://66.249.93.104/translate_c?hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation /0607/060731.html&prev=/language_tools

here you can see pictures of the mainboard:
http://66.249.93.104/translate_c?hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation /0607/060721.html&prev=/language_tools

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:37 am 
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New processor then ARM???????????????

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:49 am 
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Looks like Ji is serial. J3 is JTAG (needs some resistors). CN4 is debugging port for the microcontroller. Also looks like you need to solder four 34 ohn resistors and add a double usb connector at (can't read but looks like) cn9, adjacent to rear USB plugs to add two more usb ports.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:56 am 
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New processor then ARM???????????????


hmm...that would be confusing....the tech support told me that a 300 Mhz PowerPC Cpu will be inside.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:10 pm 
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description of the cpu:
http://www.marvell.com/products/media/index.jsp

mediabolic designs:
http://www.mediabolic.com/products/platforms.html
(the marvel NAS Server uses the same CPU)

here is a nice CPU-List i just found:
http://www.lauterbach.com/frames.html?prodiag.html

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:31 pm 
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kuroguy wrote:
cn9, adjacent to rear USB plugs to add two more usb ports.


you know I'm not so sure about that, it looks an awful lot like the SATA port on the other side of the board!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:41 pm 
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I was wrong about J3 being a JTAG port. I believe after further research that it is access to the UART. I don't believe there is a JTAG header. Looks like they didn't bring out the JTAG connections. That would mean soldering directly to the pins of the system on chip device. Can be done but pretty much excludes all but those with the best of soldering skills.

Anybody think Buffalo doesn't want users to hack this one?

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ramuk wrote:
you know I'm not so sure about that, it looks an awful lot like the SATA port on the other side of the board!!!

I think you are right.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:48 pm 
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if you look at the "Mount" section of http://66.249.93.104/translate_c?hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation /0607/060726.html&prev=/language_tools
it seems that the Linkstation Pro uses u-boot. + uImages

if all Linkstation Pros are released that way then it uses a ARM9 CPU:
http://www.lauterbach.com/pro_marvell.html

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:55 pm 
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I tried to put the information here, except for the images of course
http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.php?title=Information/LSPROOverview#Hacked_Specs

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:23 am 
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this guy is good. he attached a serial port.....

and...it definitely uses u-boot and a 2.6.12.6 kernel.

tftp boot also seems to be available. CPU is definitely a ARM one...

http://66.249.93.104/translate_c?hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=ja%7Cen&u=http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation /0608/060808.html&prev=/language_tools

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:41 am 
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here is a review of the LS Pro at www.tomsnetworking.com

http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2006/08/17/buffalo_linkstation_pro_review/

it looks very nice...especially the transfer rates.
http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2006/08/17/buffalo_linkstation_pro_review/page5.html

i will get me one.
a friend of mine also...he wants to get gentoo running on it...and he is very motivated ;)

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So is it going to be possible to flash these units? Did I read correctly that this unit comes with SFTP enabled?

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Jim Martin wrote:
So is it going to be possible to flash these units?


do you mean...with openlink/freelink(/genlink) ?

it will need some work of course. but i am sure we will create some "good" and open firmwares. as the Linkstation Pro is based on the arm architecture we will have to recompile some stuff (if you think of openlink)...i am quite sure that we will be able to create freelink/genlink images much faster...especially freelink as debian is fully ported to arm....the good thing is that a 2.6-kernel is already running on it.....but...who knows what nice pitfalls buffalo/melco invented again....

Jim Martin wrote:
Did I read correctly that this unit comes with SFTP enabled?

i haven`t read everything. where did you read that?

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Jim Martin wrote:
So is it going to be possible to flash these units?


do you mean...with openlink/freelink(/genlink) ?

it will need some work of course. but i am sure we will create some "good" and open firmwares quite fast. as the Linkstation Pro is based on the arm architecture we will have to recompile some stuff (-> development-tools...if you think of openlink)...i am quite sure that we will be able to create freelink/genlink images much faster...especially freelink as debian is fully ported to arm, so maybe no compiling will be needed for that....the good thing is that a 2.6-kernel is already running on it.....but...who knows what nice pitfalls buffalo/melco invented again....

Jim Martin wrote:
Did I read correctly that this unit comes with SFTP enabled?

i haven`t read everything. where did you read that?

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