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'''Please fix and update these sections.  Also, please correct any grammar and spelling errors.  Thanks -- jonli447'''
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'''Please fix and update these sections.  Also, please correct any grammar and spelling errors.  Thanks --- [[User:Jonli447|Jonli447]]
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=Using the Firmware Updater=
 
=Using the Firmware Updater=
It is aparent, like all of the Linkstations, that the firmware does not want to update the firmware if the LS-GL reports the same firmware version as the the one to be that's to be sent to the LS-GL (i.e. a modified firmware).  The work around is to:
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* <big>[[LS-Pro - Using the Firmware Updater]]</big>
*Add to lsupdater.ini
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[SpecialFlags]
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Debug = 1
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*Change in lsupdater.ini
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VersionCheck = 1
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to
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VersionCheck = 0
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*Open linkstation_version.txt in any text editor (i.e. vi).  Edit either the BOOT=, KERNEL=, INITRD=, or ROOTFS= (this is the main firmware and filesystem) to choose what to update by changing the version to a higher number.
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**i.e. by setting rootfs to a higher number, the filesystem will get updated, but uboot, kernel, and initrd won't get updated.
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* Steps originally drafted by Georg.
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'''Note:''' We are not positive if only one segmet (i.e. rootfs) will get updated. This method must be fully tested to find this out.
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''jonli, should I move the following more technical part about Erics excellent work into a separate section? - Georg''
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===Updater Specifications===
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* As EricC documented on the LS-GL side clientUtil_server handles the update process and replies to various "ACP"-Commands, which are similar for the LS-GL and the Kurobox:
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*;LSP Commands
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:8020 ACP_Discover
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:8080 ACP_FIRMUP2
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:80A0 ACP_??  Possible Password?
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:8A10 ACP_CMD
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:8B10 ACP_??  Sent after 8080 and contains the filename. TCP File transfer starts after reply
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:8B20 ACP_??  Sent after TCP file transfer
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*;LSP Responses
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:C020 ACP_Discover_Reply
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:COAO Reply of 80A0
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:CA10 ACP_CMD_Reply
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:CB10 ACP_??_Reply 8B10
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:CB20 ACP_??_Reply 8B20
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:CB21 Sent after CB20.  Same format with data changes Update complete?
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*;KuroBox Commands
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:8020 ACP_Discover
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:8070 ACP_FIRMUP_END
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:8080 ACP_FIRMUP2
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:8090 ACP_Info_HDD
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:8A10 ACP_CMD
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*;KuroBox Responses
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:C020 ACP_Discover_Reply
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*;Looking at the command word:
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:Bit 15 = 1
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:Bit 14 is 0 for command and 1 for reply
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:Bits 11 to 8 appear to be the command class
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:Bits 7 to 4 appear to be the command in the class.
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:Bits 3 to 0 appear to be a sequence number in the response.
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*The updater on the LS-GL receives ziped images and tries to unzip them by testing for the following passwords
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**1NIf_2yUOlRDpYZUVNqboRpMBoZwT4PzoUvOPUp6l
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**aAhvlM1Yp7_2VSm6BhgkmTOrCN1JyE0C5Q6cB3oBB
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**YvSInIQopeipx66t_DCdfEvfP47qeVPhNhAuSYmA4
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**IeY8omJwGlGkIbJm2FH_MV4fLsXE8ieu0gNYwE6Ty
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===Custom Updater===
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See [http://linkstationwiki.net/index.php?title=Category:Opensource_Firmware_Updater Opensource_Firmware_Updater] and [http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1693 LS-GL Custom Updater Thread] for more information.
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'''Todo:''' Import information from the forum here.
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=Toolchains=
 
=Toolchains=
 
* <big>[[Precompiled C Cross-Toolchain]]</big>
 
* <big>[[Precompiled C Cross-Toolchain]]</big>
 
 
=Opened Firmwares=
 
=Opened Firmwares=
 
==Telnet enabled firmware==
 
==Telnet enabled firmware==
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===Open Stock Firmware===
 
===Open Stock Firmware===
 
* <big>[[Open Stock Firmware]]</big>
 
* <big>[[Open Stock Firmware]]</big>
 
 
==FreeLink==
 
==FreeLink==
 
* <big>[[FreeLink for the Linkstation Pro]]</big>
 
* <big>[[FreeLink for the Linkstation Pro]]</big>
 
 
 
=Development Tools=
 
=Development Tools=
 
* <big>[[Precompiled C development environment, running on the LS]]</big>
 
* <big>[[Precompiled C development environment, running on the LS]]</big>
 
 
=GPL Kernel=
 
=GPL Kernel=
 
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</dpl>
 
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=Other Development=
 
=Other Development=
 
===chroot Arm Build Environment===
 
===chroot Arm Build Environment===
 
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* <big>[[LS-Pro - chroot Arm Build Environment]]</big>
by armstation
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Why: To not fill up LinkStation's system partition &
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To test toolchains and building programs without risk of breaking anything
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1) Create a chroot somewhere outside of the LinkStation system partition.
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<pre>
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mkdir /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools
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</pre>
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2) Transfer entire Linkstation system to build directory.
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<pre>
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cd /
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for d in `ls |grep -v dev |grep -v proc|grep -v mnt`
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do
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tar -cvf /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools/$d.tar $d
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done
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</pre>
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3) Unpack the system directories.
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<pre>
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cd /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools
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for f in *.tar
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do
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tar -xvf $f
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done
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</pre>
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4) Download jonli447's excellent arm-tools and copy them into /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools/
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then Gunzip & Untar the arm tools
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<pre>
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tar -xvzf arm-tools-0_16-3.tgz
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</pre>
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5) Mount special files in chroot environment (thanks Zoolook)
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<pre>
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mount -t proc none /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools/proc
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mount -o bind /dev /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools/dev
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</pre>
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6) Create /opt directory in chroot
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<pre>
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mkdir /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools/opt
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</pre>
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7) Create symbolic link from chrooted /opt to system /opt
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ln -s /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools/opt /opt
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</pre>
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8) chroot into development environment.
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<pre>
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chroot /mnt/disk1/share/arm-tools /bin/sh
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</pre>
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That's it, now everyting compiled and installed to /opt from chroot will be available from the main Linkstation system without adding any files to the system partition besides 1 symbolic link.
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=Related Forum Topics=
 
=Related Forum Topics=
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=16&topic=1501 Telnet Access]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=vthread&forum=16&topic=1501 Telnet Access]
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=19&topic=1599 Native Toolchain]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=vthread&forum=19&topic=1599 Native Toolchain]
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=16&topic=1535&page=0 Codesourcery Toolchain]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=vthread&forum=16&topic=1535&page=0 Codesourcery Toolchain]
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=19&topic=1693 Custom Updater]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=vthread&forum=19&topic=1693 Custom Updater]
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=18&topic=1548 Kernel Development]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=vthread&forum=18&topic=1548 Kernel Development]
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=vthread&forum=16&topic=1535&page=0 Debian for LS-GL]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=vthread&forum=16&topic=1535&page=0 Debian for LS-GL]
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=poll&pollaction=vote&pollID=10 OpenLink for LS-GL Debate Poll]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=poll&pollaction=vote&pollID=10 OpenLink for LS-GL Debate Poll]
*[http://forum.linkstationwiki.net/index.php?action=poll&pollaction=vote&pollID=12 Optware IPKG Feed Poll]
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*[http://forum.nas-central.org/index.php?action=poll&pollaction=vote&pollID=12 Optware IPKG Feed Poll]
'''Todo:''' Add information to above sections.
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Latest revision as of 02:39, 11 September 2007


Contents

Any questions?

LS-GL Custom Firmware Development
This wiki page is to document the work and progress in developing a custom firmware for the LS Pro (LS-GL) The goal of this page is to sort out the roadmap and accomplishments towards creating an OpenLink and FreeLink for the LS-GL. Though this page is mainly for developers, anyone is free to add their work.

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WARNING!

The methods and information described below are intended for advanced users. Much of the information has not been verified by the development team. As a result, all users must exercise caution when performing any of the described methods. Failure to do so may result in a bricked Linkstation.


Please fix and update these sections. Also, please correct any grammar and spelling errors. Thanks --- Jonli447

Using the Firmware Updater

Toolchains

Opened Firmwares

Telnet enabled firmware

Jtymod

Open Stock Firmware

FreeLink

Development Tools

GPL Kernel

<dpl> category=LSPro category=Kernel </dpl>

Other Development

chroot Arm Build Environment

Related Forum Topics