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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: debian and wol on Buffalo Linkstation WXL

On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 2:31 AM, rosanna wrote:

> Even restoring debian, then switching to sysvinit, once replacing the
> bootloaderwith the original buffalo one, the system hangs up.


> I tried to move the disk to a linux box, mounting the partitions and
> searching for logs that showed the "hanging point", but apparently no log
> has been written (or the system blocks before writing anything)

If glibc or systemd are incompatible with the version of Linux
present, then it probably gave an error either in the initramfs or
when Linux starts init so.

> Unfortunately I've no way to connect with a serial console to deeper
> investigate this aspect

Is that due to lack of serial console hardware or a limitation of the
device? Not sure if this is the same device as yours but at least one
person was able to get serial access:


> a) stay on debian, and switching on & off the unit manually when needed

Were you able to try the Linux kernel from Debian backports?

> b) reverting to buffalo firmware, and take advantage of the possibility to
> install the dpkg packaging system that Paul discovered

I think what I discovered was that the buffalo firmware is also
Debian, but ancient and probably modified.

I would suggest also trying Debian jessie or wheezy with the original
buffalo Linux kernel.

> In the meanwhile, even if unsuccesful, I learned a lot, and I would like to
> thank you both, Paul and Adam, for the patience and the advices

No worries and good luck with the project.



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