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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:27 pm 
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I am using kernel 2.6.30.5 + u-boot 1.2.0 on HD-HG.
May I only extract the /boot and /lib/modules files to upgrade kernel to 2.6.37 ?

And I found that /lib/modules have three folders for 2.6.37.

/lib/modules/2.6.37
/lib/modules/2.6.37-Stonie
/lib/modules/2.6.37Stonie

Witch one is used by your kernel?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:54 pm 
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I have not tried just patching the kernel and modules, so not sure on how that will turn out?

if you are keen to give it a go, these are the modules in use:

Code:
/lib/modules/2.6.37-Stonie


Regards,
Stonie.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:52 am 
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"you will need at least UBoot 1.2 installed on your box"

I´m really really confused about UBoot version numbers.
Apparently UBoot started life as a SourceForge project, here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/u-boot/files/u-boot/
...where the last version number is 1.1.6 and dated 2006.

Without any updating to the sourceforge page, Uboot seems to have moved to
http://www.denx.de/wiki/U-Boot

...where it says about version numbers:

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"Starting with the release in October 2008, the names of the releases were changed from numerical release numbers without deeper meaning into a time stamp based numbering. Regular releases are now identified by names consisting of the calender year and month of the release date. Additional fields (if present) indicate release candidates or bug fix releases in "stable" maintenance trees.

Examples:

U-Boot v2009.11 - Release November 2009
U-Boot v2009.11.1 - Release 1 in version November 2009 stable tree
U-Boot v2010.09-rc1 - Release candiate 1 for September 2010 release

Current Status:

U-Boot v2011.12 was released on Fri, 23 Dec 2011.
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So what does this all mean about U-Boot and the Linkstation?.
Is the "v1.2" a fork of the original 1.1.x ? Wouldn´t it be better to run v2011.12 ?

And finally, why doesn´t think U-Boot people get its act together?. One would think that uploading the latest greatest sources to SourceForge would be the wise thing to do? (world-wide mirrors, etc).

Please help me understand this U-Boot versioning mess, thanks. (Adding some words to yur post about this U-Boot versioning madnes would be of help and clear confusion by newbies, IMHO).

Thanks
FC


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:00 am 
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If I have removed a Linkstation HGLAN300 (PPC) drive and installed it as a secondary HD on a x86 Linux PC, how do I install Uboot to it? do I need to alter the MBR, or is the MBR only used on x86 and not PPC booting?.

In other words, what I´d like to have are step-by-step instructions on how to get U-Boot 1.2 on the drive, so I can later untar your 2.6.37 tarball. Is that all there is to do?. Should I untar it on top of whatever is on the drive or is it better to just wipe the partition and start from scratch?

And finally, can I just wipe the first partition (together with its odd partition type), and replace it with a JFS or XFS one for booting?

Those are the questions I find unanswered by all the FAQs and posts I´ve read ..

Thanks in advance,
FC


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:24 am 
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It's been a long long time since I upgraded UBoot... 1.2 should work fine.

Read here: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Ins ... U-Boot_1.2
then here: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Kur ... .6_kernels

I used the pre compiled image with these instructions:
http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Kur ... into_FLASH
http://downloads.nas-central.org/LSHG_P ... 2.0-r2.bin

Be warned that if you make a mistake here your box may get bricked and you will need JTAG to recover it. - Do this at your own risk.

If you do manage to install a newer version of UBoot please let us know.

Good luck,
Stonie.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:19 am 
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hi stonie,

thank you very much for your work.
the last time i was at this forum was ages ago, but my account is still valid ;-)
yesterday my sheevaplug died and after some digging, i found my old trustworthy LS-HG.
I formatted the disk and installed uboot/foonas-em and debian squeeze.
And i must say: it runs like a train. Many thanks :up:

cheers,
ray

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:19 pm 
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for anyone who is interested:
found this script to free some memory (about 5mb)
the script was original used for debian 5 for a lowendbox VPS box, but works perfect for debian 6 as well.

http://www.lowendbox.com/scripts/lowend-debian.sh

btw: don't install apache on your linkstation. go for nginx

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Guys this release is now superseded, see here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25817

;)
Cheers,
Stonie.

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