Re: Debian installer for Buffalo LS Live (LS-CHL) and Mini (LS-WSGL)
At last I managed to find some time to start testing the installation.
Our son was born on the 4th May and we are still recovering from this
little earthquake in our lives ;-)
Anyway... I took out the LS-CHL from the drawer and successfully
flashed the installer on it using an empty disk. Right now it is
booting correctly, and getting an IP address from the DHCP server. I
could connect to the installer through ssh and download all the needed
components for the installation. The SATA disk was correctly
recognised and the partitioning could be put forward. It seems, that
everything is mature to be used on replacement disks. In fact by
putting the LS-CHL in EM mode it should be usable also with the
original disks and it's not required to open the case.
Tomorrow I'll try to reflash an original firmware and check both the
script and the direct upgrade from the EM mode.
On 11 May 2011 10:08, Martin Michlmayr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> This is an update regarding Debian support for the Linkstation Live
> (LS-CHL) and the Linkstation Mini (LS-WSGL): all of the changes have
> been integrated into Debian unstable and Debian installer should work
> on these devices now. However, a script will be needed to install Debian
> installer from the original firmware. This script for the regular
> Linkstation Pro/Live needs to be adapted for LS-CHL/LS-WSGL; see
> for the Pro/Live script. Hopefully you can test this script and tell
> me of any changes that are needed.
> You can find the installer image here:
> Please only try this if you have a serial console.
> For reference, the following changes were made.
> kernel (#590105): LS-CHL/LS-WSGL supported in 2.6.32 in squeeze, 2.6.37
> in d-i and 2.6.38 in unstable.
> libdebian-installer (#612168): LS-CHL/LS-WSGL supported in squeeze and
> flash-kernel (612167): LS-CHL/LS-WSGL supported in unstable but not in
> squeeze (stable).
> oldsys-preseed (616326): same as flash-kernel.
> debian-installer: generate images for LS-CHL/LS-WSGL; done in unstable
> Note: I'm not planning to backport the flash-kernel/oldsys-preseed changes
> to squeeze (stable).
> Finally, someone needs to update the documentation on various wikis to
> point to the correct images. Please put in a big fat warning that people
> cannot just use the Pro/Live image when they don't have a Pro/Live.
> Martin Michlmayr
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