Is there a safe way to try out Debian on the Kurobox Pro without risk of bricking it? I've got a WRT54GL router with a free port for the Kuro, so I was thinking if there's a way to TFTP something to it at every boot with the router talking to it initially using 192.168.15.149? Currently the Kuro is at completely factory default settings. Or is there a simple way to get netconsole working?
There is currently a working (but tested only on one machine - mine!) netconsole uboot for the KuroPro. Whether you use serial or netconsole is your decision - but some such connection is useful in case your boot commands need adjustment.
In reality it is both easy and difficult to truly
brick one of these boxes... as long as you don't overwrite/kill your UBoot bootloader, pretty much anything can be recovered from via serial/netconsole.
If what you have in NAND and/or on the hdd is not bootable, you can alway tftp-boot an EM image. That same EM image can be used to format/erase/setup your hdd for (re)installing whatever you want to put on the hdd.
LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission
print server, Firefly
for my Roku
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org
lately... => wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'