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My Linkstation runs kernel 2.6.22

After getting fooled for about 6 hours by my cisco home router I finally managed to install u-boot bootloader on my linkstation and also boot a 2.6.22 kernel. What you basically need are the binaries for u-boot you can download here, and a linux or unix PC having netcat installed. (more…)

Custom 2.6 kernel available for LS2

One of the biggest issues regarding the mips based Linkstation seems to be solved! According to this thread and this detailed howto, a guy from linuxnotincluded managed to port the u-boot bootloader to the mips Linkstation. Now it should be possible to build and boot a custom kernel having all the desired bells and whistles like inotify support, bluetooth support, xfs support any everything else the 2.6 kernel can provide. I will now start implementing this on my Linkstation – keep fingers crossed that I don’t brick it ;-). The proceedure does not yet look trivial but I think its worth to give it a try to have the kernel available for further features.