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'''20.10.2006: [[kuroboxwiki:User:Dtaylor|Tampakuro]] aka Kuroguy completely repaired the LS2 we bought via ebay and now he even has [http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=3&topic=1530&page=2#msg15656 2-way-communication via serial]'''<br>
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Installation instructions for serial can be found on the [http://www.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?title=Hardware_Hacks_for_the_LS2#Serial_console_installation_.28Completed_-_Safe_to_install.29 "Hardware Hacks for the LS2"-Wikipage] and the [[Add_a_Serial_port_to_the_MIPS_Linkstation | MIPS serial port installation page]].
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'''18.10.2006: [[FreeLinkomatix|FreeLinkomatix - a system setup script for the Debian version of Linux - BETA]]'''<br>  
 
'''18.10.2006: [[FreeLinkomatix|FreeLinkomatix - a system setup script for the Debian version of Linux - BETA]]'''<br>  
 
This is a script for a fresh FreeLink install will install the commonly needed applications automatically and upgrade to a 2.6 kernel.  Although it's still somewhat beta in nature it worked well at recreating a somewhat robust [[FreeLink]] install on a fresh hard drive for me on an [[:Category:HG|HG]] and Stevos on a [[:Category:LS2|LS2]].  The script is open to modification by anyone and is kept here: ''[[Talk:FreeLinkomatix]]''.   
 
This is a script for a fresh FreeLink install will install the commonly needed applications automatically and upgrade to a 2.6 kernel.  Although it's still somewhat beta in nature it worked well at recreating a somewhat robust [[FreeLink]] install on a fresh hard drive for me on an [[:Category:HG|HG]] and Stevos on a [[:Category:LS2|LS2]].  The script is open to modification by anyone and is kept here: ''[[Talk:FreeLinkomatix]]''.   

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OSUOSL Thank You

Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:38:49

A letter arrived on my doormat at the end of last week from the USA! Not very often I get post from there, after I opened it it was a nice thank you card from OSUOSL thanking us for our last donation. OSUOSL provide us with rack space and pay for our bandwidth, so this is the least we can do to thank them for helping us.

Thank you OSUOSL! Here is the card:

More Site Maintenance

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 20:30:01

This weekend we will be removing the following wikis due to lack of usage:

  • D-Link
  • Freecom
  • Linksys
  • Maxtor
  • Synology
In the future articles for manufacturers that do not have their own specific wiki will go in the main portal. When we have enough articles to justify a wiki for a manufacturer then we will create one and move the articles over.

In addition we will most likely be doing some updates to the rest of the wikis this weekend to bring them up to the latest version of MediaWiki. Also we are slowly fixing the links back to the new main portal – this work is on-going but coming together.

Site Updates

Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:56:57

Today we updated all the forums to the latest version of phpBB and following this we upgraded the nas-central blog. Also we fixed an issue with news reporting to the wikis from the blog.

You may have noticed that we have changed the main portal back to a wiki too as this is useful for general articles that are not device specific. There is still some more content to restore to this area and a bunch of links that need fixing that link there from the other wikis – please bear with us while this happens.

Tonight also we will be looking at upgrading the bug tracker and possibly merging the foonas bug tracker into this area.

Thanks!

Donation Drive Update – Server Disks Needed!

Tue, 14 Sep 2010 21:43:05

We are looking to upgrade our storage on our server with a couple of 2 TB disks. To do this we need to raise approximately $550 USD. We will be using what is currently in the reserve towards this but we need your help getting the rest.

We are advert free and do our best to provide you with this resource thanks to your kind donations. Three years ago you helped us buy a new server, which is now hosted for free at OSUOSL – this is the first new server hardware we have needed since then.

We hope this will be easy to achieve if everyone can give a little!

Please visit http://www.nas-central.org/donations – thank you for your help.

In the next post we will be letting you know a bit more about the NAS-Central infrastructure at OSUOSL.

NAS Central On Facebook

Sun, 18 Jul 2010 13:10:42

NAS Central is now on Facebook! To view our public listing and add us click here. We will be relaying blog posts via Facebook and providing further updates on our profile page there!

Old News

20.10.2006: Tampakuro aka Kuroguy completely repaired the LS2 we bought via ebay and now he even has 2-way-communication via serial
Installation instructions for serial can be found on the "Hardware Hacks for the LS2"-Wikipage and the MIPS serial port installation page.



18.10.2006: FreeLinkomatix - a system setup script for the Debian version of Linux - BETA
This is a script for a fresh FreeLink install will install the commonly needed applications automatically and upgrade to a 2.6 kernel. Although it's still somewhat beta in nature it worked well at recreating a somewhat robust FreeLink install on a fresh hard drive for me on an HG and Stevos on a LS2. The script is open to modification by anyone and is kept here: Talk:FreeLinkomatix. There is also a discussion in the Forum: FreeLinkomatix - a system setup script for the Debian version of Linux - Ramuk 17:16, 18 October 2006 (EDT)


17.10.2006: Incremental update for OpenLink 0.5x -> 0.73b (LS1/HG/HS) moves to BETA
After mr.infinity and Davy_Gray tested the new script coded by mindbender successfully on a LS1 & HG the status was moved from alpha to beta. This script updates Openlink for all ppc-boxes to 0.73b. After that all boxes are in the same state(which is outlined in this changelog of 0.73b for the LS1) It is planned to enhance this script to support the LS2 (mips) also.


2.9.2006: U-Boot for LinkStation HG / KuroBox HG
linuxnotincluded finished porting U-Boot 1.1.4 version 2.0 which can be compiled for either LS1/KuroBox or LS-HG/KuroBox HG. Among other things it supports both U-Boot images and LinkStation "flashimg" images. A complete description can be found on his webpage or in the wiki: U-boot bootloader.


1.9.2006: JTAG and LS2?
Currently we have a discussion in the forums about developing a compatible JTAG cable for the LS2. tampakuro has offered to look what he can do to modify his current cable (which works with all ppc-boxes) to make it compatible. He of course has no LS2. The question is how we can provide him a development box temporary. Either buy one via donations or someone lends him one. Development on the LS2 is highly coupled to the presence of compatible JTAG cables.
Problem: the box could be bricked completely.
Please read through this forum thread and post your opinion



24.8.2006: Do we need the domain linkstationwiki.org back?
or is this just a waste of donations? here are two links which you should look at before: Search Engine Rankings & pages with links to linkstationwiki.org
please tell us your opinion by participating in the poll: Should we try to get back linkstationwiki.org?



20.8.2006: Das U-Boot ported to the LS1!
linuxnotincluded released a patch for u-boot 1.1.4 - the features are quite impressive. A complete description can be found on his webpage.
forum-thread


18.8.2006: telnet enabled & modified firmimg.bin flashed back to the Linkstation
@developers & power users: please post your comments to my suggestions here. this is a major breakthrough in my opinion. we can modify and open EM Mode kuroboxlike...we could even do more... Mindbender 14:38, 18 August 2006 (EDT)



02.8.2006: OpenLink-DevelopmentTools 2.1 released for ppc and mips Changelog - Installation Instructions



29.7.2006: MIP-SEL Freelink has moved from Alpha to Beta.



24.7.2006: ALPHA MIP-SEL Freelink available for testing. A Freelink version built on Debian sarge is available for testing from the downloads section under /freelink/development. There is also a posting on: The Linkstation Community Forum / General Development / Freelink for the mips - Testers required covering questions/answers. Please respond.



24.7.2006: We currently have two Polls running. Please participate. The outcome of the polls will affect what the donations will be used for in the future. Read this forum thread before:Poll on main page has an odd choice on the ballot? More choices?
Here are the polls: General Development - OpenLink Development
Leave a comment in the forum if you have an opinion: What direction should development go?



23.7.2006: Articles renamed to be sortable. Check out Category:All Pages to see what it looks like. Please add: Template:Articles to the top of any new article you make to help categorize it. Ramuk 16:58, 27 July 2006 (EDT)



21.7.2006: GPL-Source available for the Terastation HS, Terastation Pro and the Linkstation HS
If you look at the names of the files you will notice that the HS & the HG use the same GPL-Source.


16.7.2006: InterWiki to terastation.org (prefix "terastationwiki") & kurobox.com (prefix "kuroboxwiki") is now working.
if you want to link to an article there just use the right prefix and the article-name.
This is the scheme:
[[ <prefix> : <article-name> | name of the link ]]
You can find examples and other valid prefixes here: InterWikiPrefixes.
Besides: we now have a nice Worldmap at the bottom of the sidebar
Mindbender 12:38, 16 July 2006 (EDT)



02.7.2006:Compare linkstationwiki.org articles to make sure the original authors are given credit. Example at http://www.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?title=Articles everything appears to be done by (Flavoie Timtim, Bauldrick, and Ramuk) and credited somehow, if you find an error please fix it. Ramuk 16:57, 30 June 2006 (EDT)

  • Add at the top
<font color=red><small> This article originally Based on work by Frontalot at Linkstationwiki.org </small></font>


30.6.2006: Linkstation-info belongs to the Linkstationwiki, Kurobox-info belongs to the Kurobox-wiki, Terastation-info belongs to the Terastation-Wiki
This is just a logical decision which helps users to find the right information in the adequate place and to prevent some to try stuff that will definitely not work on their box. So if there are some nice articles anywhere, link them but do not copy them.
As all three communities are using mediawiki now maybe InterWiki is the way to a virtual big community?
--Mindbender 02:10, 30 June 2006 (EDT)



28.6.2006: ElGringo has merged the topics and postings from the old forum into the current forum and it's like it was always here
He did an unbelievable job, saving a very important part of the community's knowledge. Some of the internal links in the forum do not work. If you linked articles from the Wiki to the Forum you'll have to fix the links. But otherwise it's a HUGE save.



28.6.2006: Anonymous access restored. You no longer have to login to edit pages. Unless there is vandalism or strong user feedback it will stay this way. I encourage you to login before making changes for traceability, but you are not required to. "Nix" on linkstationwiki.org made the suggestion to go back to anonymous and I have no problem restoring it. If you have an opinion on this, check this thread and post a reply:
IMPORTANT: Future of www.linkstationwiki.org
--flavoie 16:41, 28 June 2006 (EDT)


25.6.2006: Expect ElGringo to merge the topics and postings from the old forum into the current forum soon.
If you have not registered on the new forum yet: Do it!
If you register on the new forum there will be no problems getting your old account back. Later you may have to send an email to admin@linkstationwiki.net or you won't get your old nick + stats back.



22.6.2006: Look at the testforum ! ElGringo did some really nice work here. He parsed the html-pages of the old forum with some scripts and recreated all the threads + postings from the old forum!

We are currently thinking about how we should proceed with the forum transfer.

Please read this forum thread for more info: linkstationwiki.org forum port



20.6.2006: Porting of all the wiki pages has finished
Thanks to Shrike, Bauldrick, Flavoie, timtimred (and maybe some unknown contributors) - all the information is ported to the new wiki now.



16.6.2006: Server & Domain Transfer
Because frontalot didn't show up by the 16th of June we decided to finally move to a new account at powweb and register a new domain. mindbender setup the wiki, the forum & the bugtracker - it was time to port all the information to a new site!



16.6.2006: Linkstation Image

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I wanted to see if you would like to use this modified image of the linkstation. Its transparent as to show the background. --Goat 13:44, 16 June 2006 (CDT)
  • Looks good to me, if it also works for the logo. --Shrike 16:38, 16 June 2006 (EDT)
  • To me also. i already switched to the new pic. thx Goat :) --mindbender 23:47, 16 June 2006 (CET)


14.6.2006: Wiki Information Migration
We need to plan a bit, especially about how we should organize the information on this new wiki. The pages that we are creating now, copy/pasted off the old one, follow the highly disorganized and confusing way the old one was made. That is something I wanted to address in the bery beginning, so we might have a plan ready to go when everything is finally imported. --Shrike 19:43, 14 June 2006 (EDT)

We are currently moving all the information of the wiki at www.linkstationwiki.org (which will expire on the 6th of July) to this wiki here.



14.6.2006: Designing a new Structure After moving the pure information, we will think of and implement a new structure in the wiki. We want to make it easier to find the information anyone is searching for. The main problem for that is that there are many different versions of the Linkstation (LS1 , LS2, HG, HS)

Then we can finally go back to the stuff we really like: Develop the software & firmware images and enhance the linkstation.



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