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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 .

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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..

                    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.

                    export PYTHONPATH
                    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
                    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

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

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                      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 ?


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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?

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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/”, line 83, in <module>
                          File “/hs/bin/”, line 4, in <module>
                          File “/hs/packages/i386/python26/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/”, line 129,  <module>
                          File “/hs/packages/i386/python26/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/”, line 148, in FreeTypeFont
                          File “/hs/packages/i386/python26/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/PIL/”, 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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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                                  Anyone has the same ?

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