Re: Debian on Thecus N2100
On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 06:00:09PM +0100, Steve Gane wrote:
> Once Debian is installed, I *presume* the way back is to copy each
> mtd partition back (except #0, redboot) and then when it reboots
> it's an Evesham SilverSTOR M-Box again. Can anyone confirm this?
Yes, I have used this procedure a couple of times to test the installer.
You can also recover the original firmware by extrating the partitions
from a official upgrade firmware.
Before you install debian, I suggest upgrading to the latest official
firmware. Thecus was kind enough to set the correct machine id and
enable telnet in redboot for us.
> I have previously used an NSLU2 with Debian Etch.
> On the N2100, does it behave the same so that one can simply "cat"
> to the mtdblock partitions?
Yes. the beauty of standard subsystems..
"rm -rf" only sounds scary if you don't have backups