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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Dead Plug? on: June 11, 2011, 04:52:16 AM
Have the same issue too... any conclusion on your problem, as you don't seem yo have told us what happened finally. Thanks in advance.

FYI, my problem was a dead PSU module. Replacing it with a new one ordered from NewIT (out of warranty) fixed the issue. Hope this helps.

2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: bricked plug, power unit fine, what else to try? on: June 11, 2011, 04:41:24 AM
Any conclusion to this problem ?

I'm facing the same issue, and it looks desperately quiet in both threads :-(

Any more help welcome, of course.

FYI, my problem was a dead PSU module. Replacing it with a new one ordered from NewIT (out of warranty) fixed the issue. Hope this helps.
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Dead Plug? on: June 07, 2011, 09:22:16 AM
Have the same issue too... any conclusion on your problem, as you don't seem yo have told us what happened finally. Thanks in advance.
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: bricked plug, power unit fine, what else to try? on: June 07, 2011, 09:20:54 AM
Any conclusion to this problem ?

I'm facing the same issue, and it looks desperately quiet in both threads :-(

Any more help welcome, of course.
5  General Category / Success stories / Re: Managing a USB hard drive on the Plug on: March 27, 2010, 10:47:31 AM

OK, I haven't found how to specify a custom moint point there, but at least the drive is mounted.

Actually, this can be done with symbolic links.

I have :

Code:
/mnt/backups ->  /var/run/usbmount/IC35L080_AVVA07-0_1
/var/run/usbmount/IC35L080_AVVA07-0_1  -> /media/usb0

So my disk "IC35L080_AVVA07" is supposed to be reachable through /mnt/backups upon reboot...

Not perfect, but avoids hacking away some scripts/rules ;-)
6  General Category / Success stories / Re: Managing a USB hard drive on the Plug on: March 22, 2010, 12:17:12 AM
Hi.

I had the same problem (see http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=1480.0).

it turns out the Plug boots faster than the USB subsystem initializes and therein lies the problem:  If I code a line to mount the hard drive in /etc/fstab, specifying (as I should) that it be fscked, if necessary, the fsck command fails because the devices are not available in /dev yet.  This causes the /etc/init.d/checkfs.sh to stop the boot sequence and require manual intervention.

I think an alternative may be to use the
Code:
usbmount
package (on Debian), which succesfully does the jobs for me.

OK, I haven't found how to specify a custom moint point there, but at least the drive is mounted.
7  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Cannot automount a custom volume from USB drive at boot time on: March 22, 2010, 12:13:33 AM
Btw, I suggest to continue discussing in http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=485.0.

I'll add a few more findings there.
8  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Cannot automount a custom volume from USB drive at boot time on: March 21, 2010, 11:48:50 PM
It seems this topic has already been addressed :
http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=485.0

However, I'm not so much pleased with having no standard solution to this problem. It's weird that no one has already packaged a solution for such case in Debian...

Will continue investigating.
9  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Cannot automount a custom volume from USB drive at boot time on: March 21, 2010, 12:04:34 PM
Hi.

I want to mount an external drive's volume automaticall upon boot, with its UUID, with something like :
Code:
UUID=cff8ea48-77a4-455c-81b0-6df544fb12ac     /mnt/testbackups      ext3    defaults,auto        0       0

But the disk is not found at boot time.

I believe the USB device detection takes too long, or happens after the mounting of fstab's volumes.

It's even worth if I ask for it to be fsck-ed with a last number changed to "2", in which case, the fsck reports a missing volume and aborts the boot.

Of course, from the command line at the end of the boot, mount -a works Wink

Any suggestions ?
10  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Missing flash-kernel in kernel postinst after installation by Debian installer ? on: March 20, 2010, 04:37:28 AM
I have installed a Debian on my Sheevaplug using tbm's howto (thanks Martin), and the system runs fine so far.

However, there doesn't seem to be a configuration of the postinst of kernels done so that flash-kernel can be run automatically.

So for instance, after latest update I was still running the -trunk-kirkwood kernel and not the -3-kirkwood (latest one for squeeze).

Is this a bug or feature ? ... maybe some missing note in the install HOWTO ?

Thanks in advance.
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Recommendable SD(HC) cards/USB sticks for the Sheevaplug on: March 14, 2010, 12:24:40 AM
Is there a page in the wiki to try and track such compatible cards ?

If not, why haven't any one started it yet ?

Responding to myself :

Again another forum :
http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,50.0.html
12  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Minimal size of SD card to perform install on: March 13, 2010, 10:40:01 AM
Hi.

What's the minimal size needed to perform an install on a SD card ?

I've tried with a 512 Mb one, with no luck.

Responding to myself : it seems that an install on USB disk needs at least 566 Mb more or less (without swap) since that's what is used when I performed the first reboot... but I suspect it needs more to store packages and stuff that was removed at the end of the install.

So a 512 Mb card may not be enough :-(
13  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Minimal size of SD card to perform install on: March 13, 2010, 10:20:52 AM
Hi.

What's the minimal size needed to perform an install on a SD card ?

I've tried with a 512 Mb one, with no luck.

Thanks in advance.
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Recommendable SD(HC) cards/USB sticks for the Sheevaplug on: March 13, 2010, 07:06:25 AM
Is there a page in the wiki to try and track such compatible cards ?

If not, why haven't any one started it yet ?

Just my 2 cents,
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