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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Virtual Machine for GuruPlug development on: July 07, 2010, 07:07:11 PM
Yes I think the first file on the mirror is truncated. I had the same problem. It should be 700MB. To join the 4 file under linux just use "cat" ie "cat file1 file2 file3 > joinedfile" Couldn't be easier!

Under WinXP you would need to use an archive program like winzip.

2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: make green led blink on: July 03, 2010, 08:38:33 PM
On the guruplug the line needs to read:


Otherwise same as Sheeva.

3  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Problem for loading kernel from ftp on: June 16, 2010, 03:03:46 PM
I found setting up a tftp server very frustating as there are few if any useful error messages. Things to check

1. is uImage in the right directory - it probably is or you would get a "File not found" error
2. Try with a small text file to make sure it is not some problem with the uImage file
3. At uboot prompt type 'dhcp' then 'printenv' Dhcp prompts the tftp server and sets the environment variables such as serverip filename and filesize. On my tftp server the file name is pxelinux.0 which is used for remote booting but is unnecessary in this context - however it does confirm that things are set up properly.


4  Linux Stuff / Kernel / Re: Cannot tftp-boot custom kernel, but only factory default kernel on: June 09, 2010, 02:33:13 PM
Use both the kernel and uboot from the download pages and it will work. - did for me and others anyway. Once working do the new kernel compile on the plug and there should be no issues. - takes a few hours  Smiley.
5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: GuruPlug Server Plus Heat Problems on: June 09, 2010, 02:22:03 PM
>>It hangs after "Uncompressing Linux... Now booting the kernel" Anyone with this problem?

Known problem.

You need to update u-boot to the one on the download site. The installed u-boot works only with installed kernel - something to do the chip architecture numbering as I remember.
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: guruplug update on: June 09, 2010, 02:13:02 PM
Fairly similar to my setup except I boot from my esata drive - Debian squeeze, 26.33.2 kernel. Kernel still on Nand. I found the guruplug too slow for gallery2 to be very usable- running a small album on it at the moment but the family album still on the main server (4 cores & 4gig mem) . It may work better with Apache as I'm still using Lighttpd. I also have a firefly daap server which works well.

I've had no problem with heat or stability - been running for about 4 weeks now. But no wireless. Running wifi caused random reboots and a very hot plug. I'm also only using 100 ethernet. Others have reported 1000 ethernet causes problems. The original plan was to use it as firewall server but 2 1000 ethernet connections is definitely problematic.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Configuration of GuruPlug Plus on: May 22, 2010, 08:27:46 PM
Unfortunately the default ip address for uap0 (the access point is This is the same as my network gateway/dns/dhcp server. So essentially until I disabled uap0 I couldn't access by wired ssh. Disable uap0 by running /root/wlan.sh which is supposed to be there. Wasn't on my plug so had to download it.

I also had some issues with ipv6 on my setup. Fould it easier to use /etc/network/interfaces and stick to ipv4 than fiddle with the ifplugd stuff.

I've now upgraded to Debian Squeeze which seems to be working OK. Still the original kernel.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was some documentation somewhere.   Huh
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