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  • berry
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    Anybody tested the new Firmware from Experte 4?

    It looks same 2.10.

    There are two firmware included .

    fschneid
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    I can’t find an HS_4.0.TGZ File in the firmare directory anymore. It is not possible to untar the new INTRD File? Any Help?

    gedia
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    You can unzip it with 7-zip under Windows. I’ll update this thread if I get it to work…

    P.S. hstrans is gone.

    fschneid
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    yes, unzip was possible but not more like untar, becaust it seems to be a initrd ramdisk file now.

    I can extract all files with the following command. It is not necessary to unzip the file before!

    zcat INITRD | cpio -iv

    But the Homeserver will not start, becaus of missing libraries?

    /hs/bin/hs_main: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

     

    gedia
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    You’re most probably missing some dependencies. I ran some preliminary tests with a clean debian 6.0.7 i386 installation and only minimal changes seem to be needed:

    1) Install debian squeeze using the netinstall ISO on your VM. I went with Roel’s suggestion of using two disks: /dev/vda for the OS installation, /dev/vdb for use by hs_main

    2) You need a valid MAC for this to work. hs_main seems to be OK with ifconfig reporting the MAC address in lowercase now

    3) Copy the following directories from the firmware image to the root of your filesystem: /hs and /scripts

    4) run: “apt-get install python-imaging”

    5) Provided your MAC is valid, running /scripts/starths.sh will go through the initialization procedure and then start hs_main

    6) Symlinking doesn’t really work right for block devices, use a hex editor to change all instances of /dev/hdb or /dev/hdc in the hs_main binary to whatever you’re using. If I’m not mistaken, it was Borgal who first suggested doing this, so the credit goes to him (or her).

    P.S. I used the image for HS3, not HS4.

    damiandm
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    Can someone please provide a 2.10 image for VM to download?

    THX

    Charly
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    Can anyone give an instruction, how to create an INITRD file after modifying the starths.sh without having a linux system? I want to change first my backup-system to 4.0 and I don’t want to use VM.

    regards

    Charly

    hs815
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    Hy Gedia,

    i figured out, that with new kernel you dont nee dhc or hdb anymore..

    it just works with sda…

    thats what i did:

    i updated my old HS3 (on kvm) to the new 4.0
    the major change was the harddisk is now sda and no longer hdc
    i use a suse11.3 64bit (know its not the newest).
    created 4 partitions:
    /dev/sda1               1         132     1060258+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda2             133        1177     8393962+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda3            1178        1309     1060290    6  FAT16
    /dev/sda4            1310        1441     1060290    6  FAT16

    then i extracted the firmware file from experte 4 (zip) for HS3
    (because i works with my old mac-address)
    therefor i unpacked the inird with
    gzip -dc ../INITRD | cpio -id
    to a dir..

    then i copied the hs dir to the rootpath of my linux
    and when i started i needed to install some python-packages..
    but first i copied all the python-dirs to my linux /usr/lib/python
    there is a PIL dir which is needed..

    then i can start it. With a script.

    *****************************************
    PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib/python/PIL
    export PYTHONPATH
    TZ=CET-1CEST,M3.5.0/2:00,M10.5.0/3:00
    export TZ
    hwclock –hctosys –utc
    setserial /dev/ttyS0 autoconfig
    setserial /dev/ttyS1 autoconfig

    #only needed for serial transfer 1 time:
    #/hs/bin/hs_main trans
    #killall -9 python

    /hs/bin/hs_main main
    reboot
    *********************
    The communication for the first time I did with a nullmodem cable to windows8
    The serialport on the new hs was ttys0…. It also changed…
    Now it works fine…

    on original HS4-hardware there are
    15MB
    110MB
    870MB
    870MB

    all dos formatted, but the do something strange with turbodisk..
    and then start it with loadlin to a ram -image. with busybox

    hugo
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    Hi,

    i´m running a 2.8 homeserver on vmware since 2 years without any problems.

    i´m trying now since 1 week to update it to 4.0 – but i can´t get it to work.

    the server just get in a reboot loop after the update without any chance of interaction.

    any hints what i can do to get the update working ?

     

    Rasmus7700
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    Okay, so it should be possible to upgrade the HS 3 to the new Firmware – But does any of ya try it with the HS 4 and Experte 2.10?

    Could be very nice, if it was possible to upgrade this, on a easy way… :)

    What if you just use the Gira software for firmware upgrade? wouldn’t that work or?

    claus12
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    I installed a CentOS 6.4 x64 & CentOS 6.4 x86 and a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 x86. Starting the hs_main will allways end in the same failure:

    <frozen>:15: DeprecationWarning: the md5 module is deprecated; use hashlib instead Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/hs/bin/hs_main.py”, line 83, in <module>
    File “/hs/bin/hs_grafik.py”, line 4, in <module>
    File “/hs/packages/i386/python26/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFont.py”, line 129,  <module>
    File “/hs/packages/i386/python26/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFont.py”, line 148, in FreeTypeFont
    File “/hs/packages/i386/python26/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/Image.py”, line 37, in __getattr__
    ImportError: The _imaging C module is not installed

    I would like to use CentOS or SLES cause I allready use a Hyper-V for a Firewall and a Terminal Server. Did somebody get it working with one of those two distributions?

    Homeserver v 2.8 was working perfect with CentOS 5.5

    Filin
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    I am running 2.8 homeserver on VIA EPIA 6000

    Just updated to HomeServer 4.0 via Expert software without any problem.

    Seems work fine

    gedia
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    Update: Instead of replacing all instances of /dev/hdX with /dev/YourDevice, replace all instances of hdX (I tried hdb) with YourDevice (in my case, vdb – use match case when replacing). This prevents the “project too large” issue.

    claus12
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    Thank you gedia. Your posts helped me to finally get it working.

    It was not workin with SLES 11 SP2 x86, CentOS 6.4 x86/ 64bit nor with Debian 6.0.7 64bit.

    I now used Debian i386 and it worked perfect. Now I just have to tune the Debian Linux for Hyper-V.

    mikejtd
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    I tried with hs4 on Debian6 i386 , but I have this error:

    keine Berechtigung

    Anyone has the same ?

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