Debian Jessie on LS-CHLv2
NOTE: Work in progress.
This page documents how to install Debian Jessie on LS-CHLv2.
Instructions may be applicable also to other Buffalo hardware, although I do not have the availability of any (experience from others is welcome).
- Start the Linkstation in emergency mode
- Boot the Debian Jessie Installer from TFTP
- Install Debian Jessie with the Debian installer
- Perform some post-installation cleanup
Differently from previous how-tos, this guide suggests to abandon the stock Buffalo kernel (188.8.131.52) and move to the ARM Debian Jessie default kernel (3.16.0-4-kirkwood). The Debian kernel supports the LS-CHLv2 hardware natively via udev/sysfs and standard gpio kernel modules. At present, however, integration with userspace functions is still incomplete: for example, the device does not power off when the power switch is turned to the "off" position.