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Author:  jonli447 [ Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

Yeah, that's the guide. :-)

Sure, it could be an actual updater package; no one bothered to make one, that's all.

Author:  flavoie [ Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

which is why freelink wasn't so popular on LS2 before it was made into
an updater package.
cool, thanks for the info !

Author:  gvd [ Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

mindbender wrote:
is there anything you are interested in gvd?


Thx, mindbender. I think I will use the LS-LGL as replacement for the USB drive that crashed a couple of days ago. I have originally bought the LS-LGL to evaluate it for a AMP setup for someone else. The LS-LGL won't do it but this way now I can make some good use as replacement.

I have managed to hack the smb.conf file in the box to change the workgroup name from "workgroup" to my own. I have also managed to have the box synchronize its clock with ntp. I think it won't be hard to set up a few shares and get proper user/password access to the shares.

The only thing which I haven't got changed yet is the hostname. The box uses a fixed hostname 'ls-lgl' with the last three digits of the mac address. It is hard-coded into /etc/init.d/sethostname.sh. This script is replaced after each reboot, overwriting any hostname I have set before.

I haven't looked into it yet but can you give me a pointer where I can replace the script to get it back working the way it works on other linkstations reading the hostname from the /etc/melco/info file? I'd really appreciate it.

Author:  mindbender [ Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

test if this busybox works on your box.

http://buffalo.nas-central.org/download/Up ... es/busybox

just download it, chmod 777 it and execute it. if it works then you can easily start a small webserver...the built-in httpd can even execute some cgi-scripts.

then you automatically have wget available...and you can download big direct downloads via
wget <downloadlink>
from the internet.....

both together would allow
http://irodov.nm.ru/wget4web/

....then you could at least use the thing as a direct download machine....and you can pass links via the webinterface.

in case wget isn`t included, in this tarball the full version is included :
http://buffalo.nas-central.org/download/Up ... addons.tar

Author:  gvd [ Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

Thx, mindbender.

I think I won't modify the LS-LGL much more. The only thing that is important for me at the moment is to learn how to replace the scripts on the box. During boot it replaces the scripts in /etc/init.d/ and elsewhere. I have to modify at least the sethostname.sh to set a different hostname. I don't need a webserver on the box. It will serve as NAS and I am happy with configuring the samba server through the smb.conf file...

I will just get another Linkstation for my little AMP server which I have to setup for someone else. BTW, which Linkstation (or Kurobox) is best suited for a Apache, MySQL, PHP, file server box at the moment?

Author:  flavoie [ Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

gvd,

i you wish to use MySQL, then go with the latest Linkstation with the best CPU and RAM.
MySQL is a bit slow on my Linkstation HG, so I suggest you go with a Linkstation Pro or Kurobox Pro,
which are CPU (400MHz) and RAM (128M) equivalents, although, to be confirmed,
the Kurobox Pro might be a 500Mhz vs a 400MHz LS Pro; something is unclear in the specs here.
http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php/KuroBoxPro
in a table it says:
CPU Type Marvell 88F5182 (400MHz)
CPU Speed 400MHZ
then later states:
One point of interest is the CPU clock @ 500Mhz

...probably just a case of us needing to fix a Wiki, or Buffalo using a 400MHz CPU overclocked to 500.

Author:  mindbender [ Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

i think it only has 400 MHz.

we need to benchmark a little...there isn`t enough info about the real speed of the Kurobox pro available here:

http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.php/Benchmarks

someone wants to benchmark the kuropro?

Author:  goat [ Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

it seems sylver has done at least one benchmark with comparable results to the LSPro.
viewtopic.php?p=37089#p37089

Author:  lb_worm [ Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

See my posting I made some time ago on this:-

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1968&p=35302&hilit=nbench#p35302

Here you can see both LS-PRO and KuroPRO nBench results.

Author:  mindbender [ Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

unfortunately these benchmarks cannot be compared to the ones made on the other boxes.

i posted it to the other thread....

Author:  joergl [ Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

ramuk wrote:
gvd wrote:
For the MRP in Japan see http://buffalo.jp/products/catalog/storage/hd_lan.html.

In the shops it is cheaper. You get a LS-L250GL for 19800 Yen and a LS-250GL for 26800 Yen at http://www.yodobashi.com. The shop in Akihabara will be cheaper.


How many of these new things are there?!?:

New Tera in rack mount format:
but up to 4TB storage.. maybe different hardware??
http://buffalo.jp/products/catalog/stor ... index.html

New ??? I think it's a SAN device also with USB access (NDAS??)
http://buffalo.jp/products/catalog/item ... index.html


Hi Folks

please note, that HD-HBGLU will never be available outside Japan. LS-LGL is a lowcost version of LS-GL, at the moment only available in UK.
Rackmount-TeraStation will be available all over Europe in some weeks... if somebody want to take about during CeBIT in Hannover, please send me a PM ;)

Cheers
Joergl

Author:  gvd [ Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

joergl wrote:
please note, that HD-HBGLU will never be available outside Japan. LS-LGL is a lowcost version of LS-GL, at the moment only available in UK.

The HD-HBGLU is end of sales.
The LS-LGL is available as LS EZ in the U.S.

Author:  joergl [ Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

Hi gvd

sorry, I was not exact enough: LS-LGL in Europe is available only in UK, but not in Central Europe. In US seems to be available.

Cheers
Joerg

Author:  chipace [ Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

Hi gvd,

I couldn't see any SDRAM ICs on the mainboard (after looking at your photos). Do you think that the Marvell processor uses embedded DRAM (which would explain the small system memory size)? There are many pins needed for an external SDRAM interface, and Marvell could make a much smaller die by eliminating that interface (even though they add the eDRAM).

I was looking at the smallnetbuilder website, and it had the linkstation EZ performance as very poor.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_nas/Itemid,190/chart,13/

I also checked out the LS-LGL's popularity on kakaku.com, and they rate it very high.
http://kakaku.com/item/05384012684/

I guess people in Japan aren't interested in using their linkstations for downloading torrents... is that because bandwidth is so high that they can use their PC, and download the torrent very quickly?

Sorry for all the questions, I'm trying to understand why this product would be more popular that the LS-GLs.

Author:  gvd [ Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Firmware for LS-LGL series

I don't know about the SDRAM. I guess it is integrated.

I also don't think people here download many torrents. ADSL is at 50Mbit/s and I think many people now opt for FTTH with effectively 90MBit/s. Download speeds in Japan are extremely fast. You have PTV, ODTV, IP phone, etc. through the fiber. Routers are included if you use any of those additional services. The LGL is very small and cheap and shares between multiple computers...

But that's only my guessing...

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