02-10-2011 02:44 PM
my SP does only modifies md0 and md2, the data partition remains untouched. If you insert blank disks into the NAS, the original Seagate FW gets installed.
Disclaimer: I do not guarantee anything, your NAS may get bricked, make backups, don't cross the street at a red light, be nice to your grandma.
02-12-2011 01:41 AM
Thanks for a lot of fun, Hajo! this is really great. I installed your SP yesterday evening around 19 and three hours later everything basic was running like a charm (samba, webmin, raid1 etc)
Now I want to do some more things with the box, but as I understand it you're using the original kernel? Right?
Problem is that I would like to install some more kernel modules to be able to access cifs shares and to set up an ipsec vpn conection. Any chance to re-compile the kernel and get the needed modules or should I forget that project?
02-12-2011 02:30 AM - edited 02-12-2011 02:30 AM
hehe I am always nice to my grandma xD
The update on my Blackarmor NS110 went perfect, I had to recreate the "Public" share folder, because deleted it earlier, but then it worked.
Awesome thank you so much for this installation package!
02-12-2011 02:55 AM
With the original Seagate Linux System, I had about 12-14MB/s transfer rate.
With your Debian adapted version and a default Samba installation (no tweaks at all), I already get 30-35MB/s transfer rate, stable!
Again, thanks so much for installatio package, I owe you a beer
02-13-2011 09:59 AM - edited 02-13-2011 11:16 AM
First of all..thanks Hajo for the effort!
I have installed the Debian onto a 110. Installed Webmin and it worked, at least the installation. I´m not a Linux pro, what ever. This leads to my question.
Have anyone tried the rollback/fallback option to open the 110, inserting a blank drive, and got the NAS working with the old firmware/software again?
If so, can anyone advice how to proceed?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT! Just dropped a blank Drive into it and it´s exactly like descriped by Hajo...It just took time! The normal Seagate WebGUI is available. Awesome!
EDIT2 :-) .....Can one of the Pro´s maybe describe how to set up the Samba share within webmin to get access to the "big data partition" to access it via Windows. The default folder I used before was named "Download".
02-13-2011 11:33 AM - edited 02-13-2011 11:34 AM
I have installed Webmin from this source, edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and add:
deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
This will install at least webmin version 1.530
Not sure if this version can mount large partitions, however you can do it yourself rather easily.
I mounted md3 to my /home directory by adding this into /etc/fstab:
/dev/md3 /home ext3 defaults 0 2
Once you have mounted the data partition on /home, you can easily create linux users and configure shares for them.
02-14-2011 12:09 PM
it is not possible to use the vanilla Linux kernel sources. You have to use the Linux kernel with Marvell patch (MV) for device driver (networking ...) support.The sources are available from the Seagate website (GPL downloads). So far, I've compiled two extra modules (tun.ko for openvpn and iscsi_trgt.ko for iscsi, both are shipped with my SP).
If you want to recompile and change the complete kernel image, I strongly to suggest to use a serial cable and netboot the kernel/system via network (see my webpage on how to do that).
02-16-2011 10:05 AM
This is amazing, really.
Before I proceed, did anyone try with encrypted drives?
I'm using RAID5 with encryption, so I wonder how i'm going to authenticate to mount the drives.
02-16-2011 02:51 PM
untested, but this may work (dm-crypt):
cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/mapper/vg0-lv0 lv0dmcrypt < /path/to/usbstick/keyfile
mount /dev/mapper/lv0dmcrypt /mnt/your/mount/point