Talk:Convert your PPC LinkStation into a full-blown Debian system
Why fix_ext2_magic? Is it really necessary?
buffalo invented a way to secure the first partition of the hdd /dev/hda1 by changing the magic_number in the ext_filesystem to something unnatural (all linkstations and i think all terastations, kuroboxes do not have this problem of course). in reality the magic_number is a completely normal one, but because of this change you cannot mount the partition on a desktop. the fix_ext2_magic-app fixes this and afterwards you can mount the partition as normal. In fact i did yesterday after i deleted some stuff as root which made my LS unbootable. before running fix_ext2_magic there was no chance to mount it, afterwards it was working as normal. so the answer is: yes, it is necessary.Mindbender 03:16, 11 July 2006 (EDT)
"make sure to return the hard drive jumper to cable select"
is it true that LS1 uses cable select as default? LS2 is using master setting ...--Hanfbauer 09:39, 28 July 2006 (EDT)
Step13. "And, a Miracle Happens..."
Something got lost in the shuffle. How about a real example filename? (There ain't no .tgz files in the download area, now, y'know...)
what about using the freelink-image? or do you want to get debian on a terastation/terastationPro? the way described on this page was written down before the freelink-images were available. 188.8.131.52 09:44, 28 November 2006 (EST)
Regardless, the information given here (in step 13) is not at all at the level of the other steps and worst of all is indequate to do the job. Since the firmware flasher running on windows can't find my hg300 ls I don't have many options left.
unzip it on your machine, again unzip the image.dat (you can do that on your windows/linux box)...you will be prompted for a password...use the password from
and you will get a tmpimage.tgz. Untar this tarball to /dev/hda1 and you should be fine. Mindbender 11:24, 29 November 2006 (EST)