I deleted the boot partition on my KuroPro.
Serial cable is on order but while I wait for it, I have been tinkering with it and I think I'm close. I've got a infinite reboot cycle going on it right now. It's not up and running, but at least it's doing something!
No cable soldering has been done yet so I'm sure this is a software issue.
I removed the drive, plugged it in via USB to my Ubuntu box and created three new partitions; sdb1 is EXT3 10 GB where I extracted the freelink filesystem, sdb2 is 512 MB swap, sdb3 EXT3 is the remainder (sdb* will become sda* once I plug it into the kuro). As I understand it, uboot tells the Kuro where to find the kernel, right? So if the original kernel was on sda1/uImage, all I should have to do is make sure that file is on the correct partition?
I think I remember that the automatic install had a first partition mounted on /boot.. I'm guessing this was sda1 and was mounted into the rootfs on sda2. I remember that the etc/fstab in the wiki didn't match the way my partitions were created,so I'm hoping someone will have the default uboot settings and the partition info from a default freelink automatic install.
I was thinking something like this:
sda1: 3GB EXT3 mounted on /root containing uImage -> uImage-18.104.22.168-arm5_oabi (does it have to be uImage or uImage.buffalo?)
sda2: 10 GB EXT3 mounted on / containing the untarred debian image found on http://downloads.nas-central.org/LSPro_ ... .0rev2.zip
sda3: 512 MB swap
sda4: the rest of the disk mounted on /mnt/disk1
Am I on the right track here or is there just no way to do this without the serial cable? Does the partition size have to match the original installation? Do I need to worry about file permissions as I had to sudo to untar properly. In other words, does the root SID from the ubuntu box follow the drive and is the Kuro going to trip on this when it tries to boot? I've read a lot of posts where the serial cable is suggested but once in a while I find a post where someone has done it this way.. The trick, from what I can tell, is to recreate the partitions and the file structure so that uboot recognizes it..
Thanks in advance, sorry for the long post.