[Soekris] new to 4511, how to load OBSD?

Tim Donahue TDonahue at haynesconstruction.com
Fri Nov 28 13:15:12 UTC 2003


You could also use the script at http://www.nmedia.net/~chris/soekris/ 

I have used it for all the Net4501's that I have.

Tim Donahue

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2003 12:46 AM
> To: neal rauhauser
> Cc: soekris-tech at lists.soekris.com
> Subject: Re: [Soekris] new to 4511, how to load OBSD?
> 
> 
> neal rauhauser wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >    I have a small box with OBSD 3.3 that I built just for making 
> > images
> > for my new 4511s. I loaded it up, added kernel source, ports, and I 
> > downloaded the OpenSoekris script and ran it.
> > 
> >    At the end of the run I got a .bin file which I could vnconfig,
> > mount, and everything looked fine.
> > 
> >   I scp'd this file to my redhat laptop, dd if=<bin file> 
> of=/dev/sda
> > which is the major device for my flash card reader. The CF 
> is a 64 meg 
> > promaster and I know this works - mkfs turned it into an ext3 file 
> > system with no trouble at all.
> > 
> >   I'd really appreciate it if someone would come up with a 
> suggestion 
> > on
> > what to do next ... I recall vaguely some messages about 
> flash geometry 
> > from reading the Soekris mailing list a while ago, but I don't know 
> > where to even start reading about this stuff.
> 
> I've had success allowing the opensoekris script write 
> directly to the 
> CF - working fine for me with 3.3-stable and latest 
> opensoekris. I have 
> a Sandisk 128 MB CF. 128 MB is already defined in the 
> scripts, and for a 
> 256 MB stick I understand that the dev version of opensoekris has the 
> correct geometries.
> 
> DS
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