Debian on LaCie Ethernet Disk mini V2

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Debian on LaCie Ethernet Disk mini V2

Postby Lassie » 2007-10-31 17:56

Hi,

I am considering buying a LaCie Ethernet Disk mini (V2, which I believe to be ARM based rather than PPC, as it's predecessor) to hack Debian onto, in order to make it do all my home serving.
I have seen several reports on hacking the older, PPC based version, but, I want to know if anyone has succeded in hacking Debian, or anything else, onto the ARM based one?

Best regards,
Lars
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Postby Oxylin » 2007-11-17 17:03

Hi, I'm looking for doing the same. I have already add an ssh access and tried to modified some config... but it looks like they use many config files located a bit everywhere in data...

If you find some docs, I'm interesting in them.

Julien
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Postby gaze » 2007-11-18 02:31

Hi,

You might want to check out the following pages:

http://forum.dsmg600.info/p2485-20070411-233108.htm

http://luon.net/~admar/journal/LaCieEth ... kMini.html

http://core.federated.com/~jim/edmini/index.html


Based on the above info and some experimenting of my own I've been able to chroot into Debian Etch on my Edmini v2 (ARM-based).

Unfortunately I didn't make any detailed step-by-step instructions as it was mostly a fun and educational personal project. But it is indeed possible to do.
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Postby A.R » 2007-12-09 19:07

Hacking the edmini v2 solved my problem with random disconnects of samba shares, not sure if it was related to the (arm)bugged XFS filesystem that came default.


Disabled all services but http admin.
Installed a root exploit
Installed chroot debian lenny
Formatted the share as ext3
Installed Nginx, Samba in chroot

Works like a charm now, havent experienced any disconnects for about 2month :arrow:
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Postby stendec » 2008-02-09 16:59

Hi, I've not even got that far. Still struggling to get ssh or dropbear installed. Where can I find ARM binaries that run on my EDmini?

Thanks,
Stendec


Oxylin wrote:Hi, I'm looking for doing the same. I have already add an ssh access and tried to modified some config... but it looks like they use many config files located a bit everywhere in data...

If you find some docs, I'm interesting in them.

Julien
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Binaries?

Postby Queued » 2008-02-27 05:01

While I didn't go into details about building the necessary cross compilers, I did get telnet, rsync, and nfs installed. Binaries are here:
http://www.goodjobsucking.com/?p=17
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Detailed guide

Postby Jebimony » 2008-03-24 21:43

Hello,
I have done a small compilation on how to install ssh and rsync on a Lacie Edmini V2 based on everything I found on the Internet. The result is available here http://jebimony.com/blog/content/add-ssh-lacie-edmini-v2
Hope it can help someone.
Jimmy
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Re: Debian on LaCie Ethernet Disk mini V2

Postby mark40 » 2010-04-05 05:39

A while ago I was suddenly struck by the fear of losing all my data, so in a wild impulse, I bought a LaCie Ethernet Disk mini. The box has quite a few nice features:

1. it looks pretty
2. it runs Linux
3. it is not too expensive when compared with other consumer-grade NAS products
4. it is directly available in many stores (a very important factor if you are a victim of this type of anxiety—in this case: any second counts!)

Unfortunately, it also has a few drawbacks:

1. it does not have a USB port to act as USB host (which basically means that you can forget about adding a USB Mass Storage device or a USB printer)
2. the software for the Ethernet Disk mini v2.0 is a bit crappy (more specifically, the user interface via the web interface is a bit strange and especially the authentication mechanism is not as secure as what I deem necessary)
3. file transfer via ethernet is, ehm, slow (see also the section Performance – Competative comparison in the review of the EDmini over at smallnetbuilder.com; the box does about 3 MB/s in both read and write tests, which is the slowest of all 8 tested NAS solutions)

Fortunately, drawback is not an issue for me, and since it has feature #2, I can at least try to fix drawbacks 2 and 3.

Fortunately for me as well, I was not the first to try to customize the software on the EDmini. hypersonic.com has a small article explaining how to hack it so that you can have multiple samba shares, but I believe this is already addressed in the v2.0 firmware. Jim Studt however, has a bit more information on hacking the EDmini and adding an ssh server! Now we’re talking!

Jim Studts article is a little short on details, and it seems that besides having this sudden fear of losing all my data, I’m lacking both a very good memory and the brilliant idea of extensively documenting each and every step I make. Thus, I am typing all of this off the top of my head, and in case you discover any mistake in my “guide” here while hacking your EDmini, please let me know.
mark
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Re: Debian on LaCie Ethernet Disk mini V2

Postby tony123 » 2010-04-09 10:44

What can we do with that LaCie Ethernet Disk mini (V2 what are the specifications and what is the diffrence between ARM based and PPC,
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