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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Hi,

I have a kurobox pro with freelink ( Linux Version 2.6.12.6-arm1) and Webmin.

Who knows how configure it to automount usb disks (apple formated) ?

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:39 pm 
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I wonder if it can access HFS+ filesystems at all? Try to mount the disk from the command line first.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:26 am 
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IIRC you would need the kernel module hfsplus to do this, this is absent in the basic freelink package with the stock 2.6.12 kernel. And in fact I'm not sure anyone has really put together a package of modules with that module compiled yet, so you'd probably have to do it yourself

http://www.debianhelp.org/node/11886

hmmmm. I take that back there are a few people who are trying to get together a working armel-debian rootfs who have done so. Davygravy put together lots of modules and hfsplus is one of them. The whole thing is very VERY alpha, pre-alpha even to be using on a box you want any sort of real data integrity with.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:12 pm 
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If you use a Kernel with modules this indeed does work. Udev is quite helpful to control the automounting and management of modules.

Take at look at the following:

1. Re: (Towards) an armel root-fs image for Freelink : : Lenny-armel*-Debian rootfs image for testing available...

2. Udev provides a means of dynamically creating devices in /dev

3. You should check that you have the module in question.
Code:
modprobe hfsplus


And that you have support for it as a filesystem
Code:
grep hfs /proc/filesystems


4. Add hfsplus to the systems that udev will automount by changing the appropriate line in:
/etc/usbmount/usbmount.conf
to the following
Code:
FILESYSTEMS="ext2 ext3 vfat hfsplus"




So long as everything went well, when you insert a USB memory plug that is formatted in ext2,ext3,hfsplus, or vfat. It will be automounted into /media/usb0,1,2,3 etc.

Edit: Ordinarily hfsplus partitions would be mounted as read-only, there is some good information on using hfsplus with Linux at the Gentoo wiki:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_hfsplus

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:02 pm 
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Hi,

Thanks a lot for all this info.

I don't know how to compile anything on linux, I'll wait someone do it for the community.

I hope a new FreeLink image with kernel 2.6.25 or 2.6.26 and all modules for hfsplus and automount usb (read / write) will be available.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:14 pm 
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tahitibub wrote:
I hope a new FreeLink image with kernel 2.6.25 or 2.6.26 and all modules for hfsplus and automount usb (read / write) will be available.


Uh that's kind of what I posted up there as a solution. You may want to take a look through the articles/posts I referenced. There is a way to get write access as long as you disable the journaling.
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_hfsplus#Disable_Journaling

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:12 am 
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Can I really intall this on a kurobox pro ? It seems this is for a LS pro ...

If it's OK, what is the installation method ? Is it like this ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:34 pm 
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tahitibub wrote:
Can I really intall this on a kurobox pro ? It seems this is for a LS pro ...

If it's OK, what is the installation method ? Is it like this


1. YES, I don't have a LS Pro, and I tested this particular process out on my KuroBox Pro when the question was posted in this thread, to see if I could solve the problem posted.

2. Yes and No, the automatic install method does indeed generate the partition scheme that this install would fit nicely into, but you are going to have to get your hands dirty. Although theoretically you could fit some of these pieces into the automatic installer, it's highly UNlikely that would not work. This process really REQUIRES you to have serial console access. The process is outlined fairly clearly in this post:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5736&p=72241&#p72241

And personally I'd recommend that you have a Linux workstation with an SATA port or a USB/SATA adapter so that you can do the drive partitioning and rootfs and /boot assembly if you get stuck.

Truthfully most desktop computers these days have SATA ports so all you would need is something like a Knoppix LiveCD to satisfy the last issue. But serial port console access is a MUST. You can look here to see how: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.php/Serial_port

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:03 pm 
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Hi Ramuk,

I have got a serial access that works to the kurobox pro (I built a serial cable using an old siemens C25 cable). Must I get a USB/SATA adapter for the hard drive ?

I have a MacBook and VMWare Fusion, so I can use any UNIX distribution. Is Mac OS X good enough to do the job ? If not, can I use Gparted LiveCD or Parted Magic instead of Knoppix LiveCD ?

I noticed in step 0 (preparation) than we have to use foonas-em, via command line (manually).

Will I need this ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:49 pm 
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sorry to cross post a bit but I'm going to move this particular discussion on how to install armel-debian over to the armel-debian thread.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5736&p=73506#p73506

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