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== freelink_powerpc-hdhlan-1.11 ==
 
== freelink_powerpc-hdhlan-1.11 ==
  
 
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* Added Japanese updater
    * Added Japanese updater
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* Adjusted /etc/melco/info
    * Adjusted /etc/melco/info
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* Upgraded to kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint-2.0
    * Upgraded to kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint-2.0
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* Updated documentation
    * Updated documentation
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* Fixed VNC & xterm issue (PITS bug 00047)  
    * Fixed VNC & xterm issue (PITS bug 00047)  
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    * DHCP now works (PITS bug 00022)
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* DHCP now works (PITS bug 00022)
    * Corrected /lib/libls.so symbolic link
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* Corrected /lib/libls.so symbolic link
    * Modified linkstation_version.txt to dipslay 1.99 (to avoid potential confusion)
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* Modified linkstation_version.txt to dipslay 1.99 (to avoid potential confusion)
    * Resolved various ownership issues  
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* Resolved various ownership issues  
  
 
=== powerpc-hdhlan-freelink-1.0 ===
 
=== powerpc-hdhlan-freelink-1.0 ===
  
    * Corrected Perl version mismatch (PITS bug 00030)
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* Corrected Perl version mismatch (PITS bug 00030)
    * Added additional kernel modules (kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint)
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* Added additional kernel modules (kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint)
    * Removed /bin/write_ng
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* Removed /bin/write_ng
    * Removed /bin/write_ok
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* Removed /bin/write_ok
    * Removed SSH (user should install)
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* Removed SSH (user should install)
    * Fixed AVR (PITS bug 00018)
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* Fixed AVR (PITS bug 00018)
    * Corrected /etc/inittab (PITS bug 00019)
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* Corrected /etc/inittab (PITS bug 00019)
    * Added flash bank devices (PITS bug 00023)
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* Added flash bank devices (PITS bug 00023)
    * Corrected Debian release (PITS bug 00026)
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* Corrected Debian release (PITS bug 00026)
    * Now can flash new firmware without using “write_ng”
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* Now can flash new firmware without using “write_ng”
    * Minor documentation update  
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* Minor documentation update  
  
  
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    * Added /etc/melco files
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* Added /etc/melco files
    * Added utelnetd 0.1.9
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* Added utelnetd 0.1.9
    * Added linkstation_release (fixes firmware 1.06 bug)
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* Added linkstation_release (fixes firmware 1.06 bug)
    * Corrected various ppc_uartd problems
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* Corrected various ppc_uartd problems
    * Now installs without any errors
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* Now installs without any errors
    * Power button/AVR still not fully functional  
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* Power button/AVR still not fully functional  
  
  
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    * Initial release.
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* Initial release.
    * LinkStation firmware 1.51 (Japanese release)
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* LinkStation firmware 1.51 (Japanese release)
    * Debian Sarge 07/25/05  
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* Debian Sarge 07/25/05  
  
  
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    * Added Japanese updater
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* Added Japanese updater
    * Adjusted /etc/melco/info
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* Adjusted /etc/melco/info
    * Upgraded to kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint-2.0
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* Upgraded to kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint-2.0
    * Upgraded to LinkStation firmware 1.46b2 (Japanese release)
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* Upgraded to LinkStation firmware 1.46b2 (Japanese release)
    * Updated documentation
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* Updated documentation
    * Fixed VNC & xterm issue (PITS bug 00047)  
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* Fixed VNC & xterm issue (PITS bug 00047)  
  
  
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    * DHCP now works (PITS bug 00022)
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* DHCP now works (PITS bug 00022)
    * Corrected /lib/libls.so symbolic link
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* Corrected /lib/libls.so symbolic link
    * Modified linkstation_version.txt to dipslay 1.99 (to avoid potential confusion)
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* Modified linkstation_version.txt to dipslay 1.99 (to avoid potential confusion)
    * Resolved various ownership issues
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* Resolved various ownership issues
    * Added additional kernel modules (kernel-modules-2.4.20_hglan_htgl)
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* Added additional kernel modules (kernel-modules-2.4.20_hglan_htgl)
    * Now uses English language HD-HGLAN FWUpdate.exe  
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* Now uses English language HD-HGLAN FWUpdate.exe  
  
 
=== powerpc-hdhglan-freelink-1.0 ===
 
=== powerpc-hdhglan-freelink-1.0 ===
  
    * Initial release
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* Initial release
    * LinkStation firmware 1.45b (Japanese release)
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* LinkStation firmware 1.45b (Japanese release)
    * Debian Sarge 08/24/05
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* Debian Sarge 08/24/05
  
  
 
[[Category:Software]]
 
[[Category:Software]]
 
[[Category:FreeLink]]
 
[[Category:FreeLink]]

Revision as of 22:44, 25 June 2006

FreeLink is our effort to provide firmware which “frees” your LinkStation by replacing the stock LinkStation Linux build with the latest stable Debian build. Debian is one of the most popular Linux distributions. Debian is highly regarded for its simple interface and powerful aptitude package repository. FreeLink installs via the official LinkStation firmware updater, eliminating any need to open the LinkStation (see GeneralFirmwareFlash). Please make sure to read fully the included documentation.


Contents

freelink_powerpc-hdhlan-1.11

  • Added Japanese updater
  • Adjusted /etc/melco/info
  • Upgraded to kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint-2.0
  • Updated documentation
  • Fixed VNC & xterm issue (PITS bug 00047)


powerpc-hdhlan-freelink-1.1

  • DHCP now works (PITS bug 00022)
  • Corrected /lib/libls.so symbolic link
  • Modified linkstation_version.txt to dipslay 1.99 (to avoid potential confusion)
  • Resolved various ownership issues

powerpc-hdhlan-freelink-1.0

  • Corrected Perl version mismatch (PITS bug 00030)
  • Added additional kernel modules (kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint)
  • Removed /bin/write_ng
  • Removed /bin/write_ok
  • Removed SSH (user should install)
  • Fixed AVR (PITS bug 00018)
  • Corrected /etc/inittab (PITS bug 00019)
  • Added flash bank devices (PITS bug 00023)
  • Corrected Debian release (PITS bug 00026)
  • Now can flash new firmware without using “write_ng”
  • Minor documentation update


powerpc-hdhlan-freelink-0.2

  • Added /etc/melco files
  • Added utelnetd 0.1.9
  • Added linkstation_release (fixes firmware 1.06 bug)
  • Corrected various ppc_uartd problems
  • Now installs without any errors
  • Power button/AVR still not fully functional


powerpc-hdhlan-freelink-0.1

  • Initial release.
  • LinkStation firmware 1.51 (Japanese release)
  • Debian Sarge 07/25/05


freelink_powerpc-hdhglan-1.11

  • Added Japanese updater
  • Adjusted /etc/melco/info
  • Upgraded to kernel-modules-2.4.17_mvl21-sandpoint-2.0
  • Upgraded to LinkStation firmware 1.46b2 (Japanese release)
  • Updated documentation
  • Fixed VNC & xterm issue (PITS bug 00047)


powerpc-hdhglan-freelink-1.1

  • DHCP now works (PITS bug 00022)
  • Corrected /lib/libls.so symbolic link
  • Modified linkstation_version.txt to dipslay 1.99 (to avoid potential confusion)
  • Resolved various ownership issues
  • Added additional kernel modules (kernel-modules-2.4.20_hglan_htgl)
  • Now uses English language HD-HGLAN FWUpdate.exe

powerpc-hdhglan-freelink-1.0

  • Initial release
  • LinkStation firmware 1.45b (Japanese release)
  • Debian Sarge 08/24/05