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June 25, 2006, at 01:48 PM by nils -- spelling mistake \"ipg-web\"
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April 18, 2006, at 06:15 PM by mwester -- Relegated to historical info
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Update: Unslung 6.8-beta has been released - now based on 2.3R63 Linksys Firmware.

Linksys R63 source code is available from Linksys.

The most recent flash image can always be with make unslung.

There are still wishes to fullfil for Unslung 6.x:

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Update: Unslung 6.8-beta has been released - now based on 2.3R63 Linksys Firmware. The following information remains on this page for historical value only.

Wishes to fullfil for Unslung 6.x:

April 18, 2006, at 03:44 AM by mwester --
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There are still wishes to fullfil for unslung 6.x:

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There are still wishes to fullfil for Unslung 6.x:

April 18, 2006, at 03:43 AM by mwester -- Cleaned up now that 6.8-beta is released.
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The kernel patches from R29 to R63 are available here. A combined patch and changes to the build enviroment are available here.

But it's unlikely you'll need either of the items above, as they've already been incorporated into the standard Unslung build environment. The flash image can be

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The most recent flash image can always be

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More complete error checking for unsling scriptmwesterComplete.
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More complete error checking for unsling scriptmwesterComplete - 6.8-beta
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Better error messages from ipkg on flashmwesterComplete.
Flash or disk status line in motdmwesterComplete.
Indication of DHCP or fixed IP after bootmwesterto do (beta?)
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Better error messages from ipkg on flashmwesterComplete - 6.8-beta
Flash or disk status line in motdmwesterComplete - 6.8-beta
Indication of DHCP or fixed IP after bootmwesterto do
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Dashboard/status infomwesterComplete, initial version.
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Dashboard/status infomwesterComplete, initial version - 6.8-beta
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Note: There are disk .


Note: if you are new to the NSLU2 and you still wish to unsling your slug, you're advised not to apply the new R63 firmware upgrade from the Linksys web site -- you would consequently lose the ability to telnet into the machine, which is required to unsling your machine. (mwester: I think this is in reference to a very dated unsling procedure; you may freely go from the Linksys R23, R29, and R63 firmware to Unslung 5.5, or 6.x firmware (and vice-versa) without concern.)

(gardo: i have updated from the factory firmware to R63 to Unslung 5.5 firmware without any problem, just following instructions in Unslung-5.5-beta-README.txt)

Question: I'm still not using Unslung, but I might to in the future. However, if in the meantime update to R63 (as of 2005-12-21), will that firmware allow me to go flash the R29 later on, or will it complain that I try to flash an older version?

Answer: Using upgrade mode, you can always go from any version of any firmware to any other version of any firmware.

April 13, 2006, at 08:49 PM by marceln -- Added note about ipkg-web
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April 12, 2006, at 09:39 PM by blaster8 -- Unslung 6.8 is out - now noted on this page
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Update: Unslung 6.8-beta has been released - now based on 2.3R63 Linksys Firmware.

April 01, 2006, at 02:50 PM by gardo -- R63 firmware to Unsulg 5.5 beta - all OK
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(gardo: i have updated from the factory firmware to R63 to Unslung 5.5 firmware without any problem, just following instructions in Unslung-5.5-beta-README.txt)

January 17, 2006, at 04:11 AM by Herman -- Added line brake between \'Question\' and \'answer\' in the last paragraph.
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January 16, 2006, at 04:47 PM by mwester -- sundry changes and corrections
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Why are you still using R29 firmware? R63 is out

Source is now available from Linksys.

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Why are you still using R29 firmware? R63 is out.

Linksys R63 source code is available from Linksys.

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A combined patch and changes to the build enviroment are available here.

The R63 patch is in monotone at this moment. The flash image can be with make unslung.

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A combined patch and changes to the build enviroment are available here.

But it's unlikely you'll need either of the items above, as they've already been incorporated into the standard Unslung build environment. The flash image can be with make unslung.

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More complete error checking for unsling scriptmwesterin progress; checked in
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More complete error checking for unsling scriptmwesterComplete.
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A ipkg script on the flash provides a better error messagemwesterdone; checked in
Flash or disk status line in motdmwesterdone; checked in
Indication of dhcp or fixed IP after bootmwesterto do
template installationmwesterto do
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Better error messages from ipkg on flashmwesterComplete.
Flash or disk status line in motdmwesterComplete.
Indication of DHCP or fixed IP after bootmwesterto do (beta?)
Template-based installationmwesterRejected, impractical due to space
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A web based ipkgmarcelnto do
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A web-based ipkgmarcelnto do
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I checked the size of a slingbox with all the functions but it is almost as big

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(Regarding the merge of slingbox and busybox, marceln writes:) I checked the size of a slingbox with all the functions but it is almost as big

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note: There are disk .

note: if you are new to the NSLU2 and you still wish to unsling your slug, you're advised not to apply the new R63 firmware upgrade from the Linksys web site -- you would consequently lose the ability to telnet into the machine, which is required to unsling your machine.

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Note: There are disk .


Note: if you are new to the NSLU2 and you still wish to unsling your slug, you're advised not to apply the new R63 firmware upgrade from the Linksys web site -- you would consequently lose the ability to telnet into the machine, which is required to unsling your machine. (mwester: I think this is in reference to a very dated unsling procedure; you may freely go from the Linksys R23, R29, and R63 firmware to Unslung 5.5, or 6.x firmware (and vice-versa) without concern.)

January 12, 2006, at 01:58 PM by marceln -- Pointer to the installation recommendations
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Note: the wishes from mwester are from the mailing list

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note: There are disk .

January 08, 2006, at 03:06 PM by marceln -- Comment about merge slingbox
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Merge slingbox/busyboxmarcelnRejected?

I checked the size of a slingbox with all the functions but it is almost as big as both programs.

December 30, 2005, at 03:59 PM by marceln --
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Replacement for unsling script (web version)mwesterwork in progress (marceln)
December 30, 2005, at 10:39 AM by marceln -- Added dashboard
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December 30, 2005, at 03:16 AM by demon -- spelling :)
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note: if you are new to the NSLU2 and you still wish to unsling your slug, you're adviced not to apply the new R63 firmware upgrade from the Linksys web site -- you would consequently lose the ability to telnet into the machine, which is required to unsling your machine.

to:

note: if you are new to the NSLU2 and you still wish to unsling your slug, you're advised not to apply the new R63 firmware upgrade from the Linksys web site -- you would consequently lose the ability to telnet into the machine, which is required to unsling your machine.

December 30, 2005, at 03:00 AM by marceln -- Added ipkg connection test
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Question: I'm still not using Unslung, but I might to in the future. However, if in the meantime update to R64 (as of 2005-12-21), will that firmware allow me to go flash the R29 later on, or will it complain that I try to flash an older version?

to:

Question: I'm still not using Unslung, but I might to in the future. However, if in the meantime update to R63 (as of 2005-12-21), will that firmware allow me to go flash the R29 later on, or will it complain that I try to flash an older version? Answer: Using upgrade mode, you can always go from any version of any firmware to any other version of any firmware.

December 21, 2005, at 04:15 PM by mwester -- updated mwester status
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More complete error checking for unsling scriptmwesterin progress; checked in
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A ipkg script on the flash with an errormwesterto do
Flash or disk line in motdmwesterto do
Indication of dhcp or fixed ip after bootmwesterto do
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A ipkg script on the flash provides a better error messagemwesterdone; checked in
Flash or disk status line in motdmwesterdone; checked in
Indication of dhcp or fixed IP after bootmwesterto do
December 21, 2005, at 01:03 PM by marceln -- Update status of unslung 6.x
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I also made an image with those patches which isn't tested yet!

Daniel:

Yes they are, but there is no guide on how to build unslung with patched kernel :(, all these files exists in lots of places after a "make build-unslung". Where should I apply them, or install them to make a compile of the suckers? Another thing, i tried to remove everything I built to try to see where the original files are, but my second "make build-unslung" failed, probably it is time for me to use SlugBug ... :

monotone: misuse: branch org.openembedded.dev has multiple heads

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The R63 patch is in monotone at this moment. The flash image can be with make unslung.

There are still wishes to fullfil for unslung 6.x:

WishWhoStatus
Replacement for unsling script (web version)mwesterto do
A ipkg script on the flash with an errormwesterto do
Flash or disk line in motdmwesterto do
Indication of dhcp or fixed ip after bootmwesterto do
template installationmwesterto do
A recomended base disk packagemarcelnto do
A web based ipkgmarcelnto do

Note: the wishes from mwester are from the mailing list

December 21, 2005, at 05:47 AM by Henrik B -- Question on advice of not updating to R63
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Question: I'm still not using Unslung, but I might to in the future. However, if in the meantime update to R64 (as of 2005-12-21), will that firmware allow me to go flash the R29 later on, or will it complain that I try to flash an older version?

December 17, 2005, at 07:10 AM by tman --
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The cleaned up patches and changes to the build enviroment are available here.

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A combined patch and changes to the build enviroment are available here.

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Yes they are, but there is no guide on how to build unslung with patched kernel :(, all these files exists in lots of places after a "make build-unslung". Where should I apply them, or install them to make a compile of the suckers? Another thing, i tried to remove everything I built to try to see where the original files are, but my second "make build-unslung" failed, probably it is time for me to use SlugBug? ... :

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Yes they are, but there is no guide on how to build unslung with patched kernel :(, all these files exists in lots of places after a "make build-unslung". Where should I apply them, or install them to make a compile of the suckers? Another thing, i tried to remove everything I built to try to see where the original files are, but my second "make build-unslung" failed, probably it is time for me to use SlugBug ... :

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December 14, 2005, at 04:32 AM by me -- typo
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I also made aimage with those patches which isn't tested yet!

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I also made an image with those patches which isn't tested yet!

December 11, 2005, at 01:55 AM by niel -- clarify for newbies the consequences of applying linksys firmware upgrade before unslinging
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note: if you are new to the NSLU2 and you still wish to unsling your slug, you're adviced not to apply the new R63 firmware upgrade from the Linksys web site -- you would consequently lose the ability to telnet into the machine, which is required to unsling your machine.

December 04, 2005, at 01:30 PM by marceln -- Removed link
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I also made a image with those patches which isn't tested yet!

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I also made aimage with those patches which isn't tested yet!

December 03, 2005, at 01:59 PM by marceln -- Unslung 6.x mn added
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The cleaned up patches and changes to the build enviroment are available here. I also made a image with those patches which isn't tested yet!

November 30, 2005, at 04:01 AM by Daniel --
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Daniel:

Yes they are, but there is no guide on how to build unslung with patched kernel :(, all these files exists in lots of places after a "make build-unslung". Where should I apply them, or install them to make a compile of the suckers? Another thing, i tried to remove everything I built to try to see where the original files are, but my second "make build-unslung" failed, probably it is time for me to use SlugBug? ... :

monotone: misuse: branch org.openembedded.dev has multiple heads

September 17, 2005, at 04:05 PM by tman --
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The source for 2.3R63 has not been released by Linksys yet.

--- Source is now available on ftp://ftp.linksys.com/opensourcecode/nslu2/2.3R63/NSLU2_V23R63.zip

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Source is now available from Linksys.

The kernel patches from R29 to R63 are available here.

September 07, 2005, at 02:38 PM by Rheinlaender -- 2.3R63 gpl-sourcecode now available
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August 22, 2005, at 03:40 PM by tman --
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Why are you still using R29 firmware? R63 is out

The source for 2.3R63 has not been released by Linksys yet.

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Based on work by mwester, marceln, blaster8, gardo, Herman, demon, rwhitby, Henrik B, tman, me, niel, Daniel, and Rheinlaender.
Originally by tman.
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