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==Partitioning==
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I'm a newbie to Kurobox Pro, little experienced in Linux. I followed this guide and was able to install the Armel Debian. I don't have a serial port yet and manipulated the environment variables using nvram command. I now want to have the netcat enabled so that I can play around while booting.
  
You could pretty much follow this guide keystroke for keystroke to do it.  It is suggested that you read the man pages for fdisk & read up on it, as well.
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Is there a updated uboot that I can use to flash for this box?
  
===Primary Partitions===
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$ fdisk /dev/'''sda'''
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Command (m for help): '''n'''
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Command action
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    e  extended
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    p  primary partition (1-4)
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'''p'''
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Partition number (1-4): '''1'''
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First cylinder (1-30401, default 1): '''<enter>''' Using default value 1
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Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-30401, default 30401): '''+100MB'''
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Command (m for help): '''n'''
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Command action
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    e  extended
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    p  primary partition (1-4)
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'''p'''
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Partition number (1-4): '''2'''
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First cylinder (124-30401, default 124): '''<enter>''' Using default value 124
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Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (124-30401, default 30401): '''+10GB'''
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===Extended Partitions===
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Please post your question in the Forum
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http://buffalo.nas-central.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5736&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=285
  
  Command (m for help): '''n'''
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To answer your question I would NOT do it this way. You really REALLY should to solder in a header for serial console access before attempting to do this.   However I am interested to know how you did this without serial console access? There was some talk of a netconsole enabled uboot on the forums as well: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=9781
Command action
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    e   extended
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    p  primary partition (1-4)
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  '''e'''
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Partition number (1-4): '''4'''
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First cylinder (1341-30401, default 1341): '''<enter>''' Using default value 1341
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Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1341-30401, default 30401): '''<enter>''' Using default value 30401
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Command (m for help): '''n'''
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Command action
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    l  logical (5 or over)
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    p  primary partition (1-4)
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'''l'''
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First cylinder (1341-30401, default 1341): Using default value 1341
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Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1341-30401, default 30401): '''+512MB'''
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Command (m for help): '''n'''
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Command action
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    l  logical (5 or over)
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    p  primary partition (1-4)
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'''l'''
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First cylinder (1404-30401, default 1404): '''<enter>''' Using default value 1404
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Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1404-30401, default 30401):  '''<enter>''' Using default value 30401
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===Change sda5 to Swap===
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The default type of partition is Ext3 (83), so we only need to change the type on partition 5, to Swap (82).
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Command (m for help): '''t'''
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Partition number (1-7): '''5'''
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Hex code (type L to list codes): '''82'''
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Changed system type of partition 5 to 82 (Linux swap)
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===Print the partition map to see that it is what we want===
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[[User:Ramuk|Ramuk]] 00:13, 1 August 2008 (BST)
 
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Command (m for help): '''p'''
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Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
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255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
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Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
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  Device Boot      Start        End      Blocks  Id System
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/dev/sda1              1         123      987966  83 Linux
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/dev/sda2            124        1340    9775552+ 83 Linux
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/dev/sda4            1341      30401  233432482+  5 Extended
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/dev/sda5            1341        1403      506016  82 Linux swap
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/dev/sda6            1404      30401  223150851  83 Linux
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===Write the partitions to the hard drive===
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Command (m for help): '''w'''
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The partition table has been altered!
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Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table
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$
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Latest revision as of 23:22, 31 July 2008

I'm a newbie to Kurobox Pro, little experienced in Linux. I followed this guide and was able to install the Armel Debian. I don't have a serial port yet and manipulated the environment variables using nvram command. I now want to have the netcat enabled so that I can play around while booting.

Is there a updated uboot that I can use to flash for this box?

Please post in Forum

Please post your question in the Forum http://buffalo.nas-central.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5736&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=285

To answer your question I would NOT do it this way. You really REALLY should to solder in a header for serial console access before attempting to do this. However I am interested to know how you did this without serial console access? There was some talk of a netconsole enabled uboot on the forums as well: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=9781

Ramuk 00:13, 1 August 2008 (BST)