Changes between Version 16 and Version 17 of Internal/Soekris


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Sep 22, 2006, 6:45:54 PM (15 years ago)
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Joseph F. Miklojcik III
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    11== Soekris net4801 hardware ==
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    3 http://soekris.com/Manuals/net4801_manual.pdf
     3The manual for the net4801, http://soekris.com/Manuals/net4801_manual.pdf, is inadequate.
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    5 There are no linux nor BSD drivers for the vpn1411 device we had hoped to use.
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    7 http://lists.soekris.com/pipermail/soekris-tech/2006-June/010523.html
     5There are no linux nor BSD drivers for the vpn1411 device we had hoped to use.  See http://lists.soekris.com/pipermail/soekris-tech/2006-June/010523.html.
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    97On the other hand, all five ethernet (NatSemi) devices are fully supported pretty much everywhere.
     
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    53 (we did this, so it's probably already there.)
     51(We did this, so it's probably already there.)
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    5553We tried this in several different ways with a remarkable number of pre-compiled pxelinux.0 files, but the net install could never find the CF disk.  Eventually we gave up and moved to pre-loading the CF.
     
    5755== Voyage Linux ==
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    59 Voyage Linux is Debian with enough removed so it will fit in 64Mb.
     57Voyage Linux is Debian with enough removed so it will fit in 64Mb.  See http://www.voyage.hk/software/voyage.html.
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    61 http://www.voyage.hk/software/voyage.html
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    63 The "Kingston Elite Pro" CF card is reported by the 4801 as
     59There is one CF slot inside the net4801.  We're not sure all CF cards work with it.  The "Kingston Elite Pro" CF card is reported by the 4801 as
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    6561Pri Sla SAMSUNG CF/ATA LBA Xlt 1012-32-63
     
    6965Pri Mas Hitachi XX.V.3.7.0.0 LBA 993-16-63
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    71 The Kingston has an extremely different geometry when connected to my laptop through an IOMEGA USB media adapter.  Nor can I adjust the reported geometry in fdisk. So you can't use it to hold bootable images.  I have no idea why the Kingston shows up as a slave.
     67The Kingston has an extremely different geometry (last three numbers reported above) when connected to my laptop through an IOMEGA USB media adapter.  Nor can I adjust the reported geometry in fdisk. So you can't use it to hold (some) bootable images.  I have no idea why the Kingston shows up as a slave.  It just seems best for now to avoid using any CF card for which fdisk and the net4801 bios report different geometries.
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    7369Get the tarball, untar it on your linux laptop as root like this:
     
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    79 There's a README in that tarball, and you should.
     75You must untar as root.  There are special device files in the tar.  There's a README in the tar, and you should.
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    81 Attach the CF card to your linux laptop.  If it gets automounted, unmount it.  Cd into the untarred directory and run voyage.update as root.  The CF card is likely to be /dev/sdb.  On an Ubuntu box you can use /media/usbdisk as the mount point.  When this finishes, move the CF card into the Soekris net4801, and reboot it.
     77Attach the CF card to your linux laptop.  If it gets automounted, unmount it.  Cd into the untarred directory and run voyage.update as root.  The CF card is likely to be /dev/sdb.  On an Ubuntu box you can use /media/usbdisk as the mount point.  When this finishes, move the CF card into the Soekris net4801, and boot it.  At worst you will need to get to a BIOS prompt with C-p, then issue the command
     78{{{
     79boot 80
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    8382LILO may be less than perfect at displaying over the serial port. Don't worry, it will boot.