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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: sheevaplug just died on: March 16, 2010, 12:40:30 AM
Yes, same problem here, after only 28 days; I had to send it back to NEW-IT, should receive the replacement today or tomorrow.
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Is my sheevaplug dead ??? on: March 05, 2010, 12:01:45 AM
W I submitted an RMA to Globalscale, but they told me the warranty is only for 30 days!  How the f**k did I miss this info?   A device that sells for over $100, and they only stand by their product for 30 days?

That's strange, for devices bought to NewIT, the GST warranty is one year : http://www.newit.co.uk/index.php?id=14
3  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.32.9 new release on: March 02, 2010, 02:40:51 PM
It seems that with the patch in place the kernel locks up at "sata_mv sata_mv.0: version 1.28" when on a standard unmodified plug.  It would be nice if sata_nv would timeout nicely on a plug without sata support.  Anyone have suggestions on how to accomplish this?

If I remember well, the first time I tried the kernel I cross-compiled here, I had the same error until I upgrade u-boot to a version with eSata support (found somewhere here in the forums, have it on disk but don't remember the URL of the post). May be this is something to test on a Sheeva without the esata port ?
4  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: 2.6.32.9 new release on: March 02, 2010, 01:28:26 PM
I finally updated 2.6.32.9 to initialize sata support.  This is release 3 of 2.6.32.9.

Great, thanks a lot.

My 4.5TB raid5 is currently resyncing so I probably won't be able to reboot the sheeva during the next 2 days, but no doubt I'll test it as soon as I can.
5  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: FREE Webserver to access files??? on: March 02, 2010, 12:43:12 AM
Maybe Ajaxplorer could do the trick : http://www.ajaxplorer.info/demo/
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Enabling Esata on V1.3 Sheeva Plug - Progress Report. on: February 14, 2010, 10:34:30 AM
Hi everyone,

I posted a message in the General Discussion forum, I'm having issues with the eSata Port Multiplier under Debian (U-boot does recognize all the drives, but not Debian).

May be here is a better place to discuss such technical issues (?)

If someone has an idea : http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=1211.msg8171#msg8171

Thanks in advance.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: eSata SheevaPlug on: February 14, 2010, 10:16:19 AM
I believe everyone who has one so far, has soldered the components on themselves.

No, some of us bought the device from  NewIT in the UK (I live in Europe), they sell the black Sheevaplug with the eSata port, that's what I bought.

As the supplier of NewIT is Globalscale, it's really strange that this black eSata Sheeva is not listed on Globalscale site  Undecided
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: eSata SheevaPlug on: February 13, 2010, 12:31:25 PM
May be your kernel did not enable port multiplier support. check your .config file, you need to have CONFIG_SATA_PMP=y.

Thanks, but unfortunately, it did:

CONFIG_SATA_PMP=y
9  General Category / General Discussion / eSata PM not working here on: February 13, 2010, 08:42:59 AM
UPDATE #2 : it indeed does work with a single 2.5 disk connected to eSata port, but not yet with the 4 bays enclosure: the sata link goes up in /var/log/messages, but no disk is detected when the enclosure is connected (but u-boot is able to detect the 4 disks). It seems like the PM option is not enabled in the kernel (but it is). Strange ...

Made different tests, with unfortunately same results.

U-boot is able to detect the PM in the enclosure (supposed to use a SIL chipset, this is a Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2) and recognize the 4 drives.

On Debian, unfortunately, no disk is detected by the kernel when the enclosure is connected (it does work with a single 2.5 eSata hard disk, as well as with a eSata dock and a 3.5 HD). Tried with one or 4 drives in the enclosure, no change.

As U-Boot is able to detect all the disks in the enclosure, it seems to me that this is probably not a hardware issue, but something wrong with the linux driver ?

Does someone have an idea ?

Code:
Reset IDE:
Marvell Serial ATA Adapter
Integrated Sata device found
Port Multiplier found @ 0 1. Vendor: 13a8 ports: 4
[0 1 0]: Enable DMA mode (6)
  Device 1 @ 0 1 0:
Model: SAMSUNG HD154UI                          Firm: 1AG01118 Ser#: S1xxxxxxxxxxxx
            Type: Hard Disk
            Supports 48-bit addressing
            Capacity: 1430799.3 MB = 1397.2 GB (-1364690128 x 512)
[0 1 1]: Enable DMA mode (6)
  Device 2 @ 0 1 1:
Model: SAMSUNG HD154UI                          Firm: 1AG01118 Ser#: S1xxxxxxxxxxxx
            Type: Hard Disk
            Supports 48-bit addressing
            Capacity: 1430799.3 MB = 1397.2 GB (-1364690128 x 512)
[0 1 2]: Enable DMA mode (6)
  Device 3 @ 0 1 2:
Model: SAMSUNG HD154UI                          Firm: 1AG01118 Ser#: S1xxxxxxxxxxxx
            Type: Hard Disk
            Supports 48-bit addressing
            Capacity: 1430799.3 MB = 1397.2 GB (-1364690128 x 512)
[0 1 3]: Enable DMA mode (6)
  Device 4 @ 0 1 3:
Model: SAMSUNG HD154UI                          Firm: 1AG01118 Ser#: S1xxxxxxxxxxxx
            Type: Hard Disk
            Supports 48-bit addressing
            Capacity: 1430799.3 MB = 1397.2 GB (-1364690128 x 512)

Marvell>>
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: eSata SheevaPlug on: February 12, 2010, 03:08:40 PM
Unfortunately, the Sheevaplug does not boot any longer, last messages during boot are :

console [ttyS0] enabled
brd: module loaded
loop: module loaded
sata_mv sata_mv.0: version 1.28

and then nothing.

UPDATE : have upgraded uboot to a modified version with eSata support (found in this forum), the IDE reset now works, my 4 drives are recognized by uboot and the Sheevaplug boots correctly.

I however does not see any drives after Debian boot is completed, the next step is to understand why Debian does not see my drives (if someone has an idea, do not hesitate Wink)


UPDATE #2 : it indeed does work with a single 2.5 disk connected to eSata port, but not yet with the 4 bays enclosure: the sata link goes up in /var/log/messages, but no disk is detected when the enclosure is connected (but u-boot is able to detect the 4 disks). It seems like the PM option is not enabled in the kernel (but it is). Strange ...
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: eSata SheevaPlug on: February 12, 2010, 02:45:16 PM
Code:
make -j2 ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-none-linux-gnueabi- uImage
Then install using the instructions that are around. In my case installing to a SD card it's actually trivially easy to put the card in a SD reader on my linux box and copy the files - also easier to recover if the kernel doesn't work.
Good evening/afternoon,

Well, I managed to compile the kernel using the instructions provided, and get a uImage binary.

I'm also now using the SD card (re-installed with the Installer), so the copy of the uImage to the sdcard was also trivially easy (I only copied this binary, I hope this is correct).

Unfortunately, the Sheevaplug does not boot any longer, last messages during boot are :

console [ttyS0] enabled
brd: module loaded
loop: module loaded
sata_mv sata_mv.0: version 1.28

and then nothing.

Tried to boot with, and a second time without, the enclosure connected to the eSata port, that did not make any difference.

I think I followed all the instructions provided, may be I missed a step but I don't think so.

Kernel is 2.6.32-8 from kernel.org, with the 4 patches from sheeva.with-linux, the .config from sheeva.with-linux, and the modified sheevaplug-setup.c

Does someone have an idea of what could be the reason of this message during boot ?

Thanks in advance.
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: eSata SheevaPlug on: February 08, 2010, 12:21:22 PM
I just downloaded...

Thanks for your time and this detailed message with lots of instructions.

I'm out in a business trip for few days, but no doubt that I'll give it a try next week end (since yesterday evening, I'm now using Debian on flash, but I'll probably switch again to SD until I'm sure I get a working kernel)

Thanks again.
13  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: The alternative Debian install method. on: February 07, 2010, 10:49:51 AM
Use these ones:

http://www.mediafire.com/?z2ljmnukmdc (Squeeze)


Thanks a lot for your prompt response, it worked like a charm, now running Squeeze apt-get updated/upgraded with the latest kernel from sheeva.with-linux.com

Still have to get eSata PM support in this kernel ... don't know yet where to start, but I'll try to learn cross-compilation :-D

Thanks again.
14  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: The alternative Debian install method. on: February 07, 2010, 09:23:22 AM
Tried to download the archive from mediafire several times today, from different computers, the archive (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g2dmzzcmy0z) seems to be corrupted, am I the only one with the problem ?
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: eSata SheevaPlug on: February 05, 2010, 11:53:38 PM
Got a working kernel with ESATA support  Smiley

Used the latest 2.6.32.7 config and patches from sheeva.with-linux.com and just recompiled with the modified version of sheevaplug-setup.c, not sure what went

Hi tangleboss2.

Good news ! Thanks for the update.

I have to do this as well, and then switch my 4 bays enclosure from USB to eSata.

Can you please share with us how you succeeded in the cross compilation ? Is there a how-to somewhere ? (my Debian Squeeze is on a SD card)

Thanks.
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