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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: /usr on sd card and fstab on: June 29, 2010, 05:55:59 AM
Debian lenny as is from manufacturer.  mount -a command shows up in rc.local script, last to run.
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: /usr on sd card and fstab on: June 28, 2010, 11:09:15 AM
Thanks for the responses so far.  Yes, seems booting from the sd card may provide a cleaner implementation and allow for easier recovery because I can make a copy of the sd card.

I figure /usr would have to be mounted before any script runs that invokes a program in /usr.  I believe the order init scripts are run is tied to the SXX value, which should make it easy to check what is being run and when.
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug FCC Docs on: June 28, 2010, 06:50:52 AM
YCJ portion goes into the first field and the balance into the second field.
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / /usr on sd card and fstab on: June 28, 2010, 06:29:20 AM
Home server update

I got a new 8g sd card, formatted to ext2, copied /usr, and configured fstab to mount.  Upon reboot an ssh to the plug failed.  A quick check using jtag revealed the problem.  It just so happens that fstab mounts are performed in the last script called so all other scripts fail because /usr is not online.  I thought that fstab would have been processed earlier.  Did I just learn something about Linux in general or the late fstab processing peculiar to the plugs?  In any event, any suggestions as to where to move it to?  System has been running with no issues (other than those created by mydelf) for over a month.  In retrospect perhaps I should have configured the system to boot from the sd card.  Thanks.
5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: guruplug update on: June 09, 2010, 12:30:07 PM
Setup,

1 ethernet interface, hard wired to main home router
2 wifi and bluetooth disabled (no use for the intended homeserver application and save on heat)
3 sata 1 tb drive as noted in original post
4 the drive is partitioned for /var and /home
5 changed the webserver to apache (my original server configuration)
6 next week I will install a 8gb sd card and move the /usr to it
7 placed the web server app on line today and it is working ok
8 additional software after sd card: postgresql, gallery2, drupal, dansguardian, squid
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / guruplug update on: June 07, 2010, 06:04:21 PM
Guruplug has been running for the last three weeks; normal temp and stable.  Today I added a 1tb samsung drive in a Nexstar3 external esata box.  After a reboot I peeked /var/log/dmesg to check the hardware (sda) and was good.  Used cfdisk to create partition (sda5), mkfs to format to ext3, blkid to check UUID, created /data, and finally vim fstab to create mount.  Rebooted and all was well.

Then we apt-get install rsync and started to transfer files from my current server to /data/.

apache is already running and responding.

Last item will be a 8gb micro sd and move /usr to the sd card; install some additional programs and...done.
7  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: guruplug plus arrived and no ip address when connected on: May 21, 2010, 06:40:04 AM
I do not need the wifi for my lan, neither do I need dnsmasq so I commented out the script reference in rc.local.  I would like to make sure that the wifi and bluetooth do not even turn on to aviod the heat so I am checking into that; don't know if it is the modules that would fire up the electronics for transmissions.  eth0 is dhcp and the home router will always give it the same ip based on the hardware id.

I removed samba entirely; I also removed two packages for bluetooth (bluez on of them), but bluetooth process still shows up.  I did load nfs; user version because the lenny kernel is incompatible with the kernel version.
8  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: guruplug plus arrived and no ip address when connected on: May 20, 2010, 04:33:43 PM
Got the unit working.  Set up a spare router and logged in.  I disabled init_setup.sh and the wifi (blacklisted the modules.  Rearranged eth0 so it works off /etc/network/interfaces.  Now I need to disable dnsmasq and bluetooth (found them in init.d but not in the runlevel directories.  Also, any one know where is the name mywifiplug specified; that is the name showing up in my router.

Now to let it cook for several days and then buy a sata drive...

Celandir, just noticed your user name, sorry; thanks again for your help.
9  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: guruplug plus arrived and no ip address when connected on: May 20, 2010, 05:35:37 AM
Thanks Karma.  I cannot reconfigure the network without disrupting homeschool activities for wife and children.  I will reconfigure a spare router and then try to connect; or connect via terminal.
10  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / guruplug plus arrived and no ip address when connected on: May 19, 2010, 06:29:51 PM
Guruplug arrived yesterday, I connected the power and the ethernet cable today and checked my router: no address given.  Has anyone experienced this?  I am connecting to a netgear router.
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