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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby JusRelax » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:21 pm

I tried once; it didn't work. But I'll try some more once I get home today from work.

Thanks so much for the willingness to help this noob!
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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby pepedog » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:40 pm

You see this with non-headless boxes, if you don't cleanly shutdown, it will want to do a fs2chk on the next boot, and drives can be flagged also to do this after x # of boots. I think I saw my drive would be checked ater 18 mounts when I formatted it.
fs2chk can either be real quick, or not, and we have no way of knowing (without a serial conn)
Or get another linux box to check it.

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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby JusRelax » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:32 pm

I unsuccessfully did about 10 attempts last night; looks like I've got about 8 more tries to go! :D
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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby pepedog » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:15 pm

When I thought I borked my dockstar Arch Linux ARM install, I think this fixed it (was in a state of many attempted reboots).
From http://Arch Linux ARM.com/index.php5?title=Arch Linux ARM:Pogoplug_Setboot
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cd /tmp
mount -o rw,remount /
wget http://Arch Linux ARM.com/os/pogoplug/uboot/pogo_u-boot_install.sh
chmod 755 ./pogo_u-boot_install.sh
./pogo_u-boot_install.sh

in the case of my dockstar, I chose option 3, then /sbin/reboot after.

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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby JusRelax » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:27 pm

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to SSH into my dockstar at all. I can ping it, but I cannot SSH or telnet in. Attempts to SSH in are returned with "Connection refused".

pepedog wrote:When I thought I borked my dockstar Arch Linux ARM install, I think this fixed it (was in a state of many attempted reboots).
From http://Arch Linux ARM.com/index.php5?title=Arch Linux ARM:Pogoplug_Setboot
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cd /tmp
mount -o rw,remount /
wget http://Arch Linux ARM.com/os/pogoplug/uboot/pogo_u-boot_install.sh
chmod 755 ./pogo_u-boot_install.sh
./pogo_u-boot_install.sh

in the case of my dockstar, I chose option 3, then /sbin/reboot after.

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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby pepedog » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:47 pm

I am awaiting my jtag thing to arrive with my guruplug, but see a serial option here
http://www.pogoplugged.com/forum/thread/11515/How-To-Find-mkfs-jffs2-and-other-tools-on-Pogoplug/?page=2#1692
All the parts are available from radiospares in the UK

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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby jeff » Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:22 am

JusRelax: Assuming that the bootloader installed correctly, your dockstar should be trying to boot from USB and, failing that, it should be booting into the regular pogoplug install. However, as you suspected, the 1.2.1 update disabled ssh and since the hbwd service isn't running, it's not able to start it back up.

I'm not sure why your USB device isn't booting, what did you try installing it on? You can try to manually install Debian on a flash drive and then boot off of that. You'll need a computer running Linux and a USB flash drive (not hard drive and not memory card reader).

Format the first partition on the flash drive as ext2. Mount the flash drive someplace like /tmp/debian and cd into it. Then run the following commands:

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wget http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/lenny/base.tar.bz2
wget http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/lenny/sheeva-2.6.33-Modules.tar.gz
wget http://jeff.doozan.com/debian/lenny/sheeva-2.6.33-uImage

tar -xjvf base.tar.bz2
tar -xzvf sheeva-2.6.33-Modules.tar.gz
cp sheeva-2.6.33-uImage boot/uImage

echo "/dev/sda1 / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 1" > etc/fstab


That should do it. Plug the flash drive into your dockstar and reboot it. Once you get debian running, mount /dev/mtd2 someplace and then edit /etc/init.d/db and uncomment the last line of the file. This will re-enable ssh on the pogoplug installation.

If the bootloader did not install properly, or if #1 does not work, you can still recover by connecting a serial cable as described here: http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/

Good luck!

-- Jeff

PS The install script has been updated to fix this problem and the earlier issues reported in this thread.
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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby crimsonredmk » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:10 pm

Offtopic, but what do you guys think of the Other OS forum? Good idea? I have yet to move more topics here.
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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby mattmc97 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:14 pm

I think it is fine as long as people put the distribution/version in the title.

I don't want to sift thru the posts in here of the guys trying to get windows 7 running :lol:
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Re: Running Debian Lenny on the Seagate Dockstar

Postby hojnikb » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:31 pm

Yeah other OSes forum is great, but i'm sticking with Arch Linux ARM linux, although i'm mostly a Debian guy.Archlinux is defenetly new to me.And i like that things are nativly compiled, that atleast givs us few more % on preformance...
+°´°+,¸¸,+°´°~ +°´°+,¸¸,+°´°~I ♥ my DockStar :oops:~°´°+,¸¸,+°´°++°´°+,¸¸,+°´°~
Linux = Be root
Windows = reboot

+°´°+,¸¸,+°´°~DockStar, Marvell CPU @ 1.2Ghz, 128MB RAM, 4GB rootfs + 160GB°´°+,¸¸,+°´°+
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