Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of Internal/Soekris


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Sep 20, 2006, 8:13:29 PM (15 years ago)
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Joseph F. Miklojcik III
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    1 == Soekris Manual ==
     1== Soekris net4801 hardware ==
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    33http://soekris.com/Manuals/net4801_manual.pdf
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    5 Minicom should be set for 9600 baud, 8 databits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control.  Turn hardware flow control off in minicom.  The UNIX device for talking to the console is almost certainly /dev/ttyS0.
     5There are no linux nor BSD drivers for the vpn1411 device we had hoped to use.
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     7http://lists.soekris.com/pipermail/soekris-tech/2006-June/010523.html
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     9On the other hand, all five ethernet (NatSemi) devices are fully supported pretty much everywhere.
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     11== connect a console ==
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     13Get a linux laptop with a serial port.  Connect the Soekris serial port to it using a crossover serial cable.  There are a billion of these, unused, floating around ORBIT.  They have "X OVER" written on them.
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     15Run minicom in a terminal window that can handle vt102 (any of them can).  Minicom should be set for 9600 baud, 8 databits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control.  Turn hardware flow control off in minicom.  The UNIX device for talking to the console is almost certainly /dev/ttyS0.
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    717== configure the Soekris net4801 BIOS ==
     
    1626time HH:MM:SS
    1727set ConSpeed=9600
    18 set BootDrive=F0 FF 80 81
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    2029The only reliable way to obtain the MAC address of 'Eth 0', without having an operating system already loaded, is to watch the diagnostic output of
     
    5867Attach the CF card.  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.
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     69LILO may be less than perfect at
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    6071Log in as root.  The default root password is, predictably, 'voyage'.  Voyage linux tries to be cute by mounting everything read only, so you need to remount the root partition as read write, like this:
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    6475Now you can and should change the root password.
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     77Change /etc/rc2.d/S99voyage so that the commands that keep remounting / ro are disabled.
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    6679Run
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    6881apt-get update
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    6983apt-get upgrade
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    7387== PPP/SSH client configuration ==
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     89General instructions can be found at
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     91http://tldp.org/HOWTO/ppp-ssh
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