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  • berryberry
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      Anybody tested the new Firmware from Experte 4?

      It looks same 2.10.

      There are two firmware included .

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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?

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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.

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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: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


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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/ 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.

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


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



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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..