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1  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: bricked guruplug / guruplug-installer on: February 25, 2011, 06:03:13 AM
sandoz, make sure the jtag connector is seated firmly in the guruplug. It usually requires a small screwdriver or other tool to be able to push it in all the way.

HTH, Jim
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: SheevaPlug Development seemed to be in reset mode... on: February 21, 2011, 01:59:59 PM
You have a bad link there.


Bottom photo, 6525.JPG upper right corner on the top edge, labeled SW1 RESET

HTH, Jim
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Freedom Box: Freeing the Internet one Server at a time on: February 17, 2011, 09:06:07 AM
The Register has also picked up the story today:

4  General Category / General Discussion / Freedom Box: Freeing the Internet one Server at a time on: February 16, 2011, 03:28:07 PM
Such plug-in servers are already shipping. They include the TonidoPlug, the SheevaPlug, and GuruPlug.

5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: Sheevaplug powers off on its own on: January 24, 2011, 10:48:37 AM
Look carefully in the lower left corner on the label of your power supply and you will see polarity information.
That won't help with the identified conductor (ridge), there are times when a meter or continuity tester is required to be sure.
On a similar power supply I have, the identified conductor (white stripe) goes to the center contact (+). YMMV

HTH, Jim
6  General Category / General Discussion / To the forum administrators- on: January 22, 2011, 05:06:24 PM
With great power there must also come great responsibility.

Please administer your forum! There's no excuse for letting 10 pages of spam (and counting) be posted.

It is somewhat useless in it's present condition.

Regards, Jim

7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Seagate Dockstar availability/price on: January 18, 2011, 01:43:40 PM
You're on the right track here.
My dockstar power supply  (USA) would plug right into the adapter you show. The power supply is rated 100-240V~, 50-60Hz

8  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / U-Boot stuff / Re: uboot-envtools on: January 17, 2011, 11:46:18 AM
Here's what works for me:

guruplug:~# cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00100000 00020000 "u-boot"
mtd1: 00400000 00020000 "uImage"
mtd2: 1fb00000 00020000 "root"

guruplug:~# cat /etc/fw_env.config
# Configuration file for fw_(printenv/saveenv) utility.
# Up to two entries are valid, in this case the redundand
# environment sector is assumed present.
# MTD device name       Device offset   Env. size       Flash sector size
/dev/mtd0               0x40000         0x20000         0x20000

guruplug:~# fw_printenv
bootcmd=setenv ethact egiga0; ${x_bootcmd_ethernet}; setenv ethact egiga1; ${x_bootcmd_ethernet}; ${x_bootcmd_usb}; ${x_bootcmd_kernel}; setenv bootargs ${x_bootargs} ${x_bootargs_root}; bootm 0x6400000;
x_bootcmd_usb=usb start
x_bootcmd_kernel=nand read.e 0x6400000 0x100000 0x400000
x_bootarg_root=ubi.mtd=2 root=/dev/sdc1 rootdelay=10
x_bootargs_root=ubi.mtd=2 root=0821 rootdelay=10

HTH, Jim
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Seagate Dockstar availability/price on: January 12, 2011, 04:50:11 PM

Has them for $39, shipped free, don't know about international sales though.

You will be interested in this forum:


Where all things dockstar are discused.

HTH, Jim
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Captive portal on guruplug on: December 23, 2010, 08:43:35 AM
I can't resist this one.


HTH, Jim
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: apt-get fails on: December 20, 2010, 05:06:27 PM
I can't connect to either. The server may be down or the ip address is not correct.

HTH, Jim
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: apt-get fails on: December 20, 2010, 10:06:07 AM
The nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf is incorrect, and according to man interfaces, dns-nameservers is not an allowed entry.

The static Method
       This  method  may be used to define ethernet interfaces with statically
       allocated IPv4 addresses.


              address address
                     Address (dotted quad) required

              netmask netmask
                     Netmask (dotted quad) required

              broadcast broadcast_address
                     Broadcast address (dotted quad)

              network network_address
                     Network address (dotted quad) required for 2.0.x kernels

              metric metric
                     Routing metric for default gateway (integer)

              gateway address
                     Default gateway (dotted quad)

              pointopoint address
                     Address of  other  end  point  (dotted  quad).  Note  the
                     spelling of "point-to".

              media type
                     Medium type, driver dependent

              hwaddress class address
                     Hardware  Address. class is one of ether, ax25, ARCnet or
                     netrom. address is dependent on the above choice.

              mtu size
                     MTU size

Instead of talking you through the joys of the vi editor, it may be just as easy overwrite /etc/resolv.conf with the proper entry:

# echo "nameserver" > /etc/resolv.conf && echo "nameserver" >> /etc/resolv.conf

Sorry about the dig command, it is not installed.

HTH, Jim
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: apt-get fails on: December 20, 2010, 08:05:21 AM
You've got networking issues.
Please post the copied output from the following commands:

# ifconfig

# cat /etc/resolv.conf

# route

# ping

# dig yahoo.com

HTH, Jim
14  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Guruplug trying to send an email (cron job) on: December 08, 2010, 06:37:33 AM
The command can be found in your system crontab: /etc/crontab
Please give more info on the email attempt.

HTH, Jim
15  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: GuruPlug: Change address range now cant log in on: December 02, 2010, 12:10:11 PM
Maybe a typo?

Change your subnet to

198.168.10 0 subnet is publicly routeable  and belongs to:

NetRange: -
NetName:        METROWERKS
NetHandle:      NET-198-168-10-0-1
Parent:         NET-198-0-0-0-0
NetType:        Direct Assignment
RegDate:        1993-12-08
Updated:        1995-07-10
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-198-168-10-0-1

OrgName:        Metrowerks Inc.
OrgId:          METROW
Address:        1500 du College, #300
City:           St Laurent
StateProv:      QC
PostalCode:     H4L 4G5
Country:        CA
RegDate:        1993-12-08
Updated:        2009-03-20
Ref:            http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/METROW

RTechHandle: CV15-ARIN
RTechName:   Vien, Cam
RTechPhone:  +1-514-747-5999
RTechRef:    http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/CV15-ARIN

HTH, Jim
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