Re: Task list for Debian on the QNAP Turbostation
* firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> [2008-03-10 02:09]:
> * Have a wiki up (but maybe you have one) so everybody (or some people)
> can share ideas and the like about this todo list
I'm in the process of setting something up.
> * Have some info about the MAC address stuff, as I'm getting in touch with
Well, I know how the MAC is handled. Basically, the "NAS Config" mtd
partition contains a file called ETH0.MAC_ADDR that contains the MAC
address. The real question is how to handle this in debian-installer,
which currently doesn't support setting the MAC address.
Maybe it would be possible to update the MAC address in the u-boot
config before writing the debian-installer to flash. Do you know if
the QNAP firmware has some tools to change the u-boot config? If not,
we might have to read the mtd partition with the u-boot config, change
the MAC address (e.g. using sed) and then write it back. That's not
ideal, but it should work.
> QNAP for the developement of a Finder for Linux. (From last mail on
> * and then, give us the possibility to use the installer on an
> uninstalled NAS
It seems an uninstalled QNAP has telnet enabled. So we could ask
people to put the debian-installer binaries on the hard drive, boot
the unintalled NAS, log in via telnet, then run a script that will
write debian-installer to flash. Do you think that'll work?