Manual Setup

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Manually Setup your Kurobox (without using the KuroBoxSetup.exe tool)

This document shows how to setup your Kurobox without using the KuroBoxSetup?.exe tool. Most of this information was derived from various postings on Yamashita san's webpage and BBS.

His site can be seen here: http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation/http://www.yamasita.jp/linkstation/http

Quick Start

This document assumes you haven't or are unable to use the KuroBoxSetup?.exe tool. If you've already setup the box via the tool and you want to start from scratch, push the red button on the back of the unit while turning it on to go into EM mode.

If you have just installed a new HD, then the box should go into EM mode automatically.


Finally you need a HD installed of course and some way of ftping a file from some other box to the Kuro.

  1. Put the box into EM mode '(Emergency mode?)
  2. Telnet in as root. Pass = kuro (or for newer units Pass = kuroadmin)
  3. Note that when you telnet in, your box name should KURO-BOX-EM
# mfdisk -d 3 /dev/hda
  1. Creates standard Linkstation/Kurobox partitions (3 partitions)
# mkfs -j /dev/hda1
# mkfs -j /dev/hda3
# mkswap /dev/hda2
# mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
  1. From your other box, ftp into Kurobox and transfer image.zip from the CD to /mnt
  1. Back in telnet session:
# cd /mnt
# unzip image.zip
# tar xvfz tmpimage.tgz

# write_ok (This is IMPORTANT! Kurobox will not leave EM mode on reboot unless you do this command)
# reboot

Detailed information

This is the output of the commands that I performed on my Kuro box with a Seagate 120GB HD installed.


Kroutoshikou KURO-BOX (IETSUNA) kernel 2.4.17-kuro-box on ppc

KURO-BOX-EM login: root Password:

  1. mfdisk 

Partition table manipulator for BUFFALO INC. Link Station series. ver 1.5, 2003.10.3

Usage: mfdisk DISK Create partition tables for HD-LAN ver 1.xx mfdisk -f DISK Create partition tables for HD-LAN ver 2.xx mfdisk -h DISK Create partition tables for HD-HLAN mfdisk -g 1:2:3:5:10:20:50 DISK Create partition tables mfdisk -a DISK Create partition table for HD-HLAN\'s USB Disk mfdisk -c DISK Create partition table(s) with menu mfdisk -p DISK Check partition table(s) mfdisk -e DISK Deleate all partition tables mfdisk -d 1:2:3:4 DISK Create partition tables for Link Station \'\'Here DISK is something like /dev/hda or /dev/sda\'\'

  1. mfdisk -d 3 /dev/hda 

create partitions... limit = 257039 start = 63, stop(limit) = 257039 limit = 771119 start = 257040, stop(limit) = 771119 limit = 234436544 start = 771120, stop(limit) = 234436544 The partition table has been altered!

Syncing disks.

  1.  mkfs -j /dev/hda1 

mke2fs 1.22, 22-Jun-2001 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09 Filesystem label= OS type: Linux Block size=1024 (log=0) Fragment size=1024 (log=0) 32128 inodes, 128488 blocks 6424 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user First data block=1 16 block groups 8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group 2008 inodes per group Superblock backups stored on blocks: 8193, 24577, 40961, 57345, 73729

Writing inode tables: done Creating journal (4096 blocks): done Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 35 mounts or 180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.


  1. mkfs -j /dev/hda3 

mke2fs 1.22, 22-Jun-2001 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09 Filesystem label= OS type: Linux Block size=4096 (log=2) Fragment size=4096 (log=2) 14614528 inodes, 29208178 blocks 1460408 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user First data block=0 892 block groups 32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group 16384 inodes per group Superblock backups stored on blocks: 32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208, 4096000, 7962624, 11239424, 20480000, 23887872

Writing inode tables: done Creating journal (8192 blocks): done Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 25 mounts or 180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.


mkswap /dev/hda2 Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 263204864 bytes

  1. mount /dev/hda1 /mnt 

dfw@aoi ~/kuro102 $ ncftp -u root 192.168.123.3 NcFTP 3.1.8 (Jul 27, 2004) by Mike Gleason (http://www.NcFTP.com/contact/). Connecting to 192.168.123.3... KURO-BOX-EM FTP server (Version 6.4/OpenBSD/Linux-ftpd-0.17) ready. Logging in... Password requested by 192.168.123.3 for user \"root\".

Password required for root.

Password:

Linux 2.4.17 ppc unknown User root logged in. Logged in to 192.168.123.3. ncftp /root > bin ncftp /root > cd /mnt ncftp /mnt > put image.zip 346.00 B 8.53 kB/s image.zip: 17.57 MB 3.90 MB/s ncftp /mnt > exit

..page...

  1. df 

Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/ram0 9677 5106 4571 53% /

  1. mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
  2. cd /mnt
  3. ls 

image.zip lost+found

  1. unzip image.zip 

Archive: image.zip inflating: tmpimage.tgz

  1. tar xvfz tmpimage.tgz 

. . . .


  1. ps ax 

PID TTY Uid Size State Command 1 root 1448 S init 2 root 0 S keventd 3 root 0 S ksoftirqd_CPU0 4 root 0 S kswapd 5 root 0 S bdflush 6 root 0 S kupdated 39 root 1436 S dhcpcd -h KURO-BOX-EM -t 3 eth0 57 root 1732 S /sbin/syslogd 59 root 1500 S /sbin/klogd 67 root 1592 S /usr/sbin/ap_servd -i eth0 -c 72 root 1552 S /usr/sbin/inetd 76 root 1420 S /usr/sbin/ppc_uartd 78 ttyS0 root 1436 S /sbin/getty console 79 root 1696 S in.telnetd: 192.168.123.105 80 root 1548 S -ash 107 root 0 S kjournald 116 root 1852 R ps ax

1.


  1. write_ok 

argv: write_ok

  1. reboot 


..page... Kroutoshikou KURO-BOX (IETSUNA) kernel 2.4.17_kuro-box on ppc

KURO-BOX login: root Password: Linux (none) 2.4.17_kuro-box #2 2004�¯ 3·î 18�ü �����ü 11:39:47 JST ppc unknown

root@KURO-BOX:~# ps ax PID TTY STAT TIME COMMAND 1 ? S 0:04 init 2 ? SW 0:00 keventd 3 ? SWN 0:00 ksoftirqd_CPU0 4 ? SW 0:00 kswapd 5 ? SW 0:00 bdflush 6 ? SW 0:00 kupdated 9 ? SW 0:00 kjournald 47 ? SW 0:00 kjournald 82 ? S 0:00 dhcpcd -h KURO-BOX -t 10 eth0 126 ? S 0:00 /sbin/syslogd 128 ? S 0:00 /sbin/klogd 137 ? SW 0:00 khubd 154 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/inetd 157 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/thttpd -C /etc/thttpd.conf 161 ? S 0:00 lpd Waiting 166 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/cron 178 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/atalkd -f /etc/atalk/atalkd.conf 179 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D 181 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/nmbd -D 184 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/ppc_uartd 186 ttyS0 S 0:00 /sbin/getty console 187 ? S 0:00 in.telnetd: 192.168.123.105 188 pts/0 S 0:00 -bash 194 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/afpd -c 1000 -n KURO-BOX -k sjis 195 ? ZN 0:01 top.cgi 221 ? ZN 0:01 maintenance.cgi 232 pts/0 R 0:00 ps ax root@KURO-BOX:~#

root@KURO-BOX:~# df Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/hda1 124427 93216 24787 79% / /dev/hda3 114998280 32836 109123812 1% /mnt

Kuro box manual install (Draft v0.2) by David W. (akamichi)
reprinted from http://revogear.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21
(minor amendments 01.12.05)