Re: flash of new debian installer rc1 on nslu2 only works one time?!
Thank you both for your answers.
Unfortunately there is not a wiki page named
Actually, my device does not reboot each time, it
simply seem to hang when booting the installer.
Since it is a long time I wanted to put a console
port, I managed to get the right Nokia data cable.
The first surprise was that it worked without having
to solder anything again, and the second one was..
Well, it's probably my fault, but the installer stops
and complains because in the slug name there is
invalid character (an underscore).
By selecting "continue" the installation starts, and
also the ssh connection starts working.
I hope this can be of help to someone in the future.
>From my side I can tell I will never use a non
standard character anymore - though I didn't laugh so
--- Garth Dahlstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I notice that if I hard lock the nslu2 (scan
> channels using mythtv-setup
> does it for me), that I must unplug, replug, hit
> power, wait 5 minutes and
> hit power again and then it starts SSH... Martin
> indicated that is because
> of the RTC clock and fsck... so you might try
> hitting the power button a
> second time to see if she boots up after a couple
> more minutes...
> On 11/23/06, Rod Whitby <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Bruno Altobelli wrote:
> > > Was anyone able to find a workaround?
> > > I am experiencing the same problem. Reflashing
> with a
> > > standard Linksys firmware works, but trying with
> > > di-nslu2 results in a (it seems) half-booting
> > > with the red led and no beeps.
> > > No SSH possible but it replies to pings, a
> > > reports it has only ports 25 and 110 open.
> > One possibility is that the RTC chip is hung, and
> this is causing your
> > disk to be fsckd and rebooting each time. This
> just happened to me -
> > luckily I have serial, so I could see what was
> going on.
> > Removing the battery for a few minutes and
> reinstalling it fixes that
> > problem in most cases.
> > See
> for instructions
> > on opening the case. Removing the battery is left
> as an exercise for
> > the reader :-)
> > -- Rod
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