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*run hpodder each morning for our favorite podcasts via Roku
 
*run hpodder each morning for our favorite podcasts via Roku
 
*running [[Mediaripper_-_Automatically_Rip_Audio_CDs_to_MP3s|Mediaripper]] on for automated MP3 conversion
 
*running [[Mediaripper_-_Automatically_Rip_Audio_CDs_to_MP3s|Mediaripper]] on for automated MP3 conversion
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I picked up a used LS1 on eBay for about $25:
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*put U-Boot, foonas, and foonas-em on it
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*added Transmission (bittorrent client) and p910nd (printserver)
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*use it in tandem w/ a Buffalo Router (running Tomato)
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*these two devices replace my Apple AirPort BaseStation Extreme
  
 
The KuroHG is used for:
 
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Next steps:
 
Next steps:
 
*Sell the 2nd HG that is still stock - I don't need it anymore - now that I see what one can do w/ FreeLink, the stock firmware seems crippled, to me...
 
*Sell the 2nd HG that is still stock - I don't need it anymore - now that I see what one can do w/ FreeLink, the stock firmware seems crippled, to me...
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*OK, Debian is nice, but something more fitting for an NAS device, like foonas, is more interesting.
 
*Buy a LS-Pro/ARM box and learn more (July 2008 - OK, I did that, and lately I've made a Netconsole UBoot for LSPro boxes, & a Debian/Armel image for LSPro's and KuroPro's)
 
*Buy a LS-Pro/ARM box and learn more (July 2008 - OK, I did that, and lately I've made a Netconsole UBoot for LSPro boxes, & a Debian/Armel image for LSPro's and KuroPro's)
  

Revision as of 03:02, 19 November 2008

Everyone should post what he has accomplished to do with his Linkstation/Kurobox. New entries should be added to the end.

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Mindbender

08:46, 6 July 2006 (EDT) <skype style="mediumicon" action="chat">mindbender500</skype>
Model: Linkstation 1

  • Bootloader: UBoot 2.01 (LNI)
  • running 2.4.33.3 + telnet/ftp/root-enabled firmimg.bin in flash
  • foonas svn 1062 + 2.6.22 on hdd
  • 1 Printer in Front-USB-Port
  • 2 USB-HDDs via a USB-Hub in the Back-USB-Port
  • soldered header for JTAG + i have a JTAG cable created by tampakuro

What I use it for:

  • Kernel-NFS - recording from my dbox2
  • Filesharing - with Mldonkey/transmissioncli
  • wget4web - an Webinterface for wget
  • vsftp-server
  • SVN-Server

Model: Linkstation 1

  • Bootloader: UBoot 2.01 (LNI)
  • Development box for testing

Model: Linkstation Pro

  • FreeLink
  • serial-access
  • Development box for testing

Model: Kurobox HG

  • JTAG headers soldered - unbricked via JTAG

Flavoie

11:57, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Model: Linkstation HG

  • Freelink running Debian Testing with Kernel 2.6.16 via loader.o

What I use it for:

  • Windows file sharing using Samba (stream movies from Windows XP Media Center PC)
  • BitTorrent - with Mldonkey and sancho gui web interface
  • Webmin & VNC for easy admin interface
  • Lighttpd instead of Apache
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Gallery 2 for personal photo album
  • Dyndns updater, ddclient

Future plans:

Retire x86 debian server setup with the following software and use Linkstation instead:

  • Wiki for hockey team

Ramuk

Ramuk 17:38, 14 August 2008 (BST)

Models:

What I use them for:

misterblues

10:26, 14 July 2006 (EDT)

Model: Linkstation 2

  • Openlink

What i use it for:

  • SMB/CIFS-Server for my Siemens M740AV DVB-T Receiver
  • NFS-Server for dbox2 mplayer (Photo/MP3)
  • ggrab(sserver) for dbox2 recordings
  • DNS Server

Future plans:

  • VoIP Server
  • UPNP AV Server for M740AV/PC-System/Pocket-PC

Rich

15:40, 16 July 2006 (GMT)

Model: Linkstation 2

  • Openlink

What i use it for:

  • Streaming music to Sonos music system.
  • Printer server.
  • DDClient - dynamic DNS client.

Future plans:

  • Webmail client.
  • Photo album.

Mouloud

00:49, 12 September 2006 (WEST)

Model: Linkstation 2

  • latest freelink for LS2 (060810 firmware)
  • 1 Printer (HP laserjet 1010 usb) in Back-USB-Port

What I use it for:

  • SMB fileserver - with samba
  • Filesharing - with Mldonkey using sancho gui
  • Web server - with Apache
  • web based configuration - with Webmin
  • dyndns.org client - with ddclient
  • print server - with CUPS

Future plans:

  • FTP server
  • ...

AndersUk

19:39, 13 September 2006 (GMT)

Model: Linkstation 2

  • latest freelink for LS2

What I use it for:

  • SMB fileserver - Media and Shared storage for my computers over Samba
  • Filesharing - with Mldonkey using sancho gui
  • Web based configuration - with Webmin
  • FTP server - with vsftpd

What I think so far:

  • Bl00dy impressed.

Future plans:

  • Mail Server
  • LLMP

Jimlennon

08:18, 11 October 2006 (CET)

Model: Linkstation Live 500

  • latest freelink for LSPro

What I use it for:

  • SMB fileserver
  • Filesharing - with Mldonkey using sancho gui
  • Web server - with Apache, PHP & MySQL
  • Web based configuration - with Webmin
  • FTP server - with Proftpd

Kuroguy

08:57, 20 November 2006 (EDT)

Model: Linkstation 2

What I've done to it:

  • Added Serial port
  • Added JTAG Port
  • Read, write, and erase the entire flash contents via JTAG
  • Fully tested JTAG software on it

Future plans:

  • Add USB ports
  • Add microcontroller programming interface
  • Test upcoming U-Boot port
  • Ship it off to the next hacker in line

Davy Gravy

Models - Current: LS-HG stock, LS-HG w/ FreeLink, KuroBox HG ; Previous: LS2

What I've done/basic mods:

  • Tried out stock firmware, moved to OpenLink for short while, now using FreeLink/Debian & 2.6 kernel
  • Flashed the KuroHG and one LS-HG w/ UBoot
  • Flashed that LS-HG w/ 2.4.33.3 kernel/firmimg.bin
  • moved away from the Buffalo-Installer to Kuro-style installs w/ roomy hda1 partitions
  • hda3 partitions w/ XFS and JFS filesystem formats]], since they give a higher transfer rate - around 12.5MB/sec sustained

I use the modded HG for:

  • basic NAS for my family
  • Webmin w/ Syncmin module for automatic backups onto an attached/removable USB HD
  • Firefly Music Server for our Roku, for mp3s and internet radio
  • run hpodder each morning for our favorite podcasts via Roku
  • running Mediaripper on for automated MP3 conversion

I picked up a used LS1 on eBay for about $25:

  • put U-Boot, foonas, and foonas-em on it
  • added Transmission (bittorrent client) and p910nd (printserver)
  • use it in tandem w/ a Buffalo Router (running Tomato)
  • these two devices replace my Apple AirPort BaseStation Extreme

The KuroHG is used for:

  • NAS for my student's projects at work/school
  • as a learning tool for Linux, C/C++ and programming in general

Next steps:

  • Sell the 2nd HG that is still stock - I don't need it anymore - now that I see what one can do w/ FreeLink, the stock firmware seems crippled, to me...
  • OK, Debian is nice, but something more fitting for an NAS device, like foonas, is more interesting.
  • Buy a LS-Pro/ARM box and learn more (July 2008 - OK, I did that, and lately I've made a Netconsole UBoot for LSPro boxes, & a Debian/Armel image for LSPro's and KuroPro's)

Bauldrick

Model: Linkstation 1

  • Freelink running 2.6.20
  • Wireless - not very stable though :-(

What I use it for:

  • Not a great deal at the moment, but I have a cunning plan!!

Model: Linkstation 2

  • Freelink
  • HP Photosmart 7550 in front usb port
  • Xi-tel HI-FI link usb soundcard in back usb port

What I use it for:

  • Stream music via Firefly to my Roku Soundbridge and iTunes on various PC's
  • Stream films, music & photo's via Swisscenter to my Buffalo Linktheater
  • Stream films & music via SMS to various Playstation 2's around the house
  • Filesharing via Torrentflux
  • Printing (IPP) via CUPS
  • Play music on Linkstation via mpd (would like a light weight browser app?)
  • Listen to my music over internet with gnump3d
  • Additional Applaunchpage - for links and to be able to start and stop some apps over the browser

Artion

12:30, 25 March 2007 (CST)

Model: Linkstation HD-HGLAN160

  • Firmware: originally v1.42, upgrade to v1.45 (hg-openlink-051b)

What i use it for:

  • Web server - Apache + MySQL + PHP
  • DNS server - BIND
  • Mail server - Postfix, SMTP, POP3, IMAP
  • Webmail - SquirrelMail
  • Photo gallery, music and file storage

Future plans:

  • FTP server
  • Webmail - OpenWebMail

Dougal

04 Aug 07

2 x LS2. Both boxes running FreeLink. Being used to serve web and email for my domain. Extra configuration for both boxes:

  • relocated bind-mounted /home, /usr and /var directory trees (14% disk usage on hda1)
  • webmin
  • samba
  • rsync backups between the two

Box A running apache2(HTTP/HTTPS) + mysql5 + php5

  • General web dev platform
  • Domain webmail
  • LAN media storage
  • backup of Box B Maildirs

Box B running bind9(DNS) + exim4(SMTP) + dovecot(IMAP)

  • Domain name and email server
  • Backup of Box A www/db and media files

I retired an AMD AthlonXP 1800 running WinXP in favour of these boxes :)

timtim

Currently Using:

  • u-boot 1.2.0 with fdt via OpenEmbedded for PowerPC Linkstations
  • foonas as main distro and foonas-em in flash

Responsible for:

  • Adding Buffalo NAS devices and many other platforms to OpenEmbedded (LSPro, KuroPro, LS1, LS2, HG)
  • foonas distribution
  • foonas-em distribution - first 2.6 based em-mode utilities in flash for PowerPC and MIPSel based linkstations with XFS
  • foonas-iscsi distribution

All my NAS devices are currently being used for foonas/foonas-em/foonas-iscsi development.

Lessrand

17:14, 24 Jan 2008 (CET)

2 x LS HS (400GB harddisk) . Both boxes running FreeLink.

Model: Linkstation HS No. 1

What i use it for:

  • ssh backup server
  • twonkyvision mediaserver

Model: Linkstation HS No. 2

What i use it for:

  • ssh backup server
  • svn server

Sparrowhawk

12:15, 24 February 2008 (CST)
Linkstation Pro V1
Reflashed to Freelink
Expanded files and all reset to ext3 filesystem.
Updated Kernel, Installed Webmin, Samba and Firefly.
Stream my .mp3 files to RhythmBox on my Debian Etch Computer.
All my photos as .jpg are accessed by Samba on my home network.

CavesOfTQLT

21:24, 25 February 2008 (GMT)

Kurobox HG WR: Hardware:

  • Seagate Barracuda 200GB HDD

Software:

  • Boot-loader: U-Boot 1.2.0
  • EM system: foonas-em 0.0.8-r2
  • kernel: 2.6.24.2
  • OS: Gentoo

Function: To run SlimDevices' SlimServer music-streaming server application 24/7.

Speciality software:

  • Squeezecenter 7.0 beta
  • Samba - for music file transfer

Future:

  • To replace the HDD with something larger as, with all my music being in lossless flac format, I only have about 5% free space.
  • Possibly get another Kuro or similar and hack away coz the past month or so has got me hooked again...