It took me about 10 minutes to install FreeLink on a old West Digital 3BG hard drive (the 2GB wouldn't work-I think it is too slow to interact corretly w/ teh ide controller, or it has a fault).
EM mode was quick & painless - to get around the ftp operator perm problem, I just (on /mnt/hda1)
chmod 777 ftptmp
and made sure to cd to ftptmp before I did a transfer of tmpimage and the uImage kernel.
It was easy and predictable (ie. what was wanted was what happened) and fast.
It is an excellent feature to have three choices for booting (22.214.171.124 - EM mode, 126.96.36.199 kernel from flash & hddrootfs, & normal boot of the 188.8.131.52 kernel from the hdd) and an easy, reliable way to switch from one to another in a matter of a minute or so (includes boot-up time).
As an end-user (I am not a developer) this is really cool. And now I can install whatever software I want to on whatever partition sizes I want to.
but personally i see no reason why you would want to go back.
i like the new EM firming splash screen.
I guess this is a case of me "not seeing things" rather than "seeing things". I, too like the looks of welcome spash posted above. While I've booted into EM with the latest v3 now about 6 times, I don't see it when I log in (neither using telnet 10.0.1.9 nor telnet -l root 10.0.1.9). It should be in the terminal window, right?
The file /etc/issue and its symlink /etc/issue.net are present, and they look great. Am I late for the show?
I am using the standard terminal that comes w/ OS X 10.4, Terminal.app. I've tried a third party term app as well.
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'