Installing 3rd party software on your synology diskstation. The nslu2s mac is printed on the outside of the box the nslu2 was in when it was delivered to you. The unslung nslu2 has a lot of software available through the optware package system, but unison is not available. If after applying the unslung firmware you are unable to get your nslu2 to boot flashing green light for 3 minutes with no beep, chances are that you did not follow the installation instructions correctly.
Running from internal flash and if your on firefox and the unslung logo doesnt appear then click on tools, clear recent history then click on time range to clear. A backup server using nslu2, unslung and rsnapshot alien. The original nslu2 firmware from linksys allows you to add at most two external usb storage devices to the connectors at the back. Sep 19, 2008 the biggest reason why i moved to debian was the obvious spindown issue with unslung. Im planning to convert to unslung linux and run this thing as a cups server for my laptop, but thought i would tinker with the stock firmare a bit. Due to the device running linux, and therefore licensed under, and subject to the terms of the gnu general public license, linksys released the source code unslung takes the linksys firmware and expands upon it. An internals page listing the specs of the linksys nslu2. The nslu2 is a good lowcost companion server for the neo 1973 the initial hardware platform for openmoko. It runs embedded linux, and the source is freely available.
None of this material was written or contributed by linksys. Linksys makes a marvelous network storage link for usb 2. Unslung allows you to install packages, like apache, vsftp, a radius server, etc if. Optware is a free software package manager for embedded systems. Dec 06, 2008 at the office, were running a linksys nslu2 with the unslung 6. I recently purchased a used nslu2, and it lacks the installation disc. Linksys official support network storage link for usb 2. Purchase a linksys nslu2 and join our community if you are interested. If youre looking to install openwrt, then see the openwrt area. Never had any device based problems only had a reformat cuz i edited the wrong file from the os that was unsling to the external hdd. However, the unslung firmware uses one of the external usb devices as the root device where it will install additional software. Unslung allows you to install packages, like apache, vsftp, a radius server, etc if youre carefull you can easily edit the webpages. Unslung is an open source firmware for the linksys nslu2. Below are instructions for installing the unslung firmware, categorised by existing firmware version.
Page 29 appendix f gnu general public license is intended to guarantee your freedom to share and change free softwareto make sure the software is free for all its users. Does anyone know where i might be able to acquire an installation disc or download the flash utility installer. Hacking the linksys nslu2 part 5 moving to unslung. The debian package is named cupsys and is already installed and setup to start on boot located in etcinit. These packages include our favorites such as an nfs server, an itunes server, and new packages like an ssh server, an ftp server, a telnet client, etc.
You will have to make a judgement call on whether you want the unslung packages. Mar 07, 2009 i need to change the hdd of my linksys nslu2 so i will use the opportunity to write a small howto to show how to set up an unslung firmware into my nslu2. Optware was originally developed as a distribution mechanism for software for the unslung linux project for the linksys nslu2 a small low cost network storage device. Linksys software if the disk has not been previously formatted on the nslu2. Open your webbrowser, point to your nslu2 you can see that the new firmware is installed. Jan 09, 2012 so lets install ipkg so we can then install other software on the synology diskstation. To know the mac is also useful to find the ip that the router has given to your nslu2 in the router log files. This is the web presence of the nslu2linux development group and user community. Setting up cups on the nslu2 debian install wasnt quite as easy as on unslung. Note that when you install the unslung firmware, you are completely replacing the previous firmware that was on. The easiest way to recover is probably to reinstall the linksys firmware and then reapply unslung.
Overview on modifying the synology server, bootstrap, ipkg etc 2. First of all i need to download the last version of unslung firmware and install in my ubuntu box the software to put the firmware into my nslu2. This article will show you how the debian distro has solved the problem. You can fix the nslu2 to run the ixp420 at the full 266mhz by removing a single smd resistor which sets the ixp420 at a documented and recommended setting. Hellow this nslu2 unslung blog was created with the intention to load it up with tips and tricks for the complete beginner to get the nslu2network storage link for usb 2.
It is still subject to some of the restrictions that the linksys firmware has, but. If we align ourselves with their efforts, well be able to take advantage of all the software packages that have been built for the nslu2. You should get a ds9490 1wire adapter to connect your 1wire devices. Im planning to convert to unslung linux and run this thing as a cups server for my laptop, but thought i. You have to install first the unslung software before installing the asterisk package. This general public license applies to most of the free software foundations software and to any other program whose authors commit to using it. Originally developed as a distribution mechanism for the unslung linux distribution for the linksys nslu2, optware has been adopted by a variety of hobbyist communities and device developers. Alternatively you can also directly connect the nslu2 with your pcs ethernet connector this time use a crossed ethernet cable. It makes usb flash memory and hard disks accessible over a network using the smb protocol also known as windows file sharing or cifs. Plug the nslu2 into your network and make sure your router and machine are both set to ip addresses in the 192.
Flashing the nslu2 with the unslung firmware is quite easy if you follow the instructions by the letter. Asterisk is available now for linksys nslu2 using customized firmware. Plug the usb stick into the upper usb port of the nslu named disk 2. If after applying the unslung firmware you are unable.
If you need to close your windows programs, click cancel. The nslu2linux project provides lots of information regarding linux on the nslu2. Dec 06, 2008 the unslung nslu2 has a lot of software available through the optware package system, but unison is not available. Software, and the recipient agrees to the terms of this agreement. The easiest way to recover is probably to re install the linksys firmware and then reapply unslung. Get support for linksys network storage link for usb 2. Flash disk utility overview before you can use a flash disk with the storage link, you will need to install this utility to install the storage links utility into the system tray of your windows operating system. Installing 3rd party software on your synology diskstation ds411j. The nslu2 is run by embedded linux, and as such, is perfect for personalization. Connect the nslu2 to the mains adapter and connect the ethernet connector of the nslu2 with a patch cable with your switch or router in your lan.
If youre looking to install the slugos slugosle, openslug firmware, then see the slugos new users guide. Now find out which ipkg bootstrap you should get at this page, located on the synology wiki. It is designed to allow you to expand the capabilities of your nslu2, without losing the standard product functionality and still retain full compatibility with stock linksys firmware. Most people that install unslung will also unsling it actually, there is hardly any reason to install unslung and not unsling it. This made the unslung project possible which provides a firmware based upon the one provided by linksys but which opens the nslu to be accessed almost just like any other linux computer and allows for installing various types of software. Since the architecture is nonstandard i want to say arm or something. With this information in hand, we install mtdaapd on the nslu2. Ive installed an alternative os from this great linux community the unslung 6. Now if i install same version of zoterosync to some other computer, fill in my webdav server information, and click on the verify server button, it says file storage is successfully set up, but nothing much happens. You can also find an explanation of the boot process of the nslu2 running debian. Always disconnect all disks from your nslu2 before starting the firmware upgrade procedure. The usual recipe for installing unslung consists of 1 rewriting the program flash memory of the nslu2. Builtin disk utilities the linksys nslu2 features builtin browserbased disk utilities for format, scandisk and backup applications so that management of your network storage is easier than ever. A backup server using nslu2, unslung and rsnapshot aliens wiki.
To install the new nslu2 software, here are the steps. How to set up an nslu2 with a mac for dummies like me. There are three parts to completing the installation of the unslung firmware. Most people that install unslung will also unsling it actually. Note that when you install the unslung firmware, you are completely replacing the previous firmware that was on the device. That consumer storage device ran on linux, and the community opened it up, but they needed a lightweight distribution mechanism for their lightweight devices. Installing the wrong software could create configuration issues. It appears i can do everything without it except use flash drives. The nslu2 linux project provides lots of information regarding linux on the nslu2. Due to the device running linux, and therefore licensed under, and subject to the terms of the gnu general public license, linksys released the source code. With this os it is now possible to telnet or ssh into the linux distro and install available packages for that specific distro. This is the web presence of the nslu2 linux development group and user community. We wanted to use unison to do a twoway sync between portions of the server and a laptop, so that we can access documents offline and out of the office e. After the nslu2 reboots, wait for the beep signalling it is ready.
Unslung is one of the streams of replacement firmware for the nslu2. Of course, substitute the macaddress and the name of the unslungflashimage as appropriate. Password protection with password protection, the linksys nslu2 provides managed access to connected storage devices via user name or group for. This device appears to have a lot more potential than the stock firmware allows.
The biggest reason why i moved to debian was the obvious spindown issue with unslung. If the user is content with the most recent stable release 0. Installing lots of software isnt recommended since the nslu2 isnt as powerful as your desktop computer more like an outdated pocketpc and has limited ram. The alternative firmwares like unslung allow you to add a usb hub to port 1 and therefore, connect more than two storage devices. Unslinging is the process of copying the root filesystem that normally resides on the ram disk after being copied from the flash memory on startup to an external hard disk or usb flash disk for that matter. The nslu2 as supplied from linksys actually runs the ixp420 at half its rated clockspeed using an undocumented setting. Basically, each nslu2 can act as a highspeed, intelligent 1wire controller. If you fancy yourself as pc literate, its a supersimple process to install unslung 6. We discuss, develop and modify the firmware and hardware of the linksys nslu2, the synology ds101, the iomega nas100d, the dlink dsmg600, and other ixp4xxbased devices with large attached storage. The upslug2 program has a nice visual display of its progress as it rewrites the flash. Linksys nslu2 diskless system network storage link for usb2. I need to change the hdd of my linksys nslu2 so i will use the opportunity to write a small howto to show how to set up an unslung firmware into my nslu2. After the upslug2 tool is done flashing the firmware image, your nslu2 will automatically be rebooted into the ubuntu installer. Nov 29, 2005 with this information in hand, we install mtdaapd on the nslu2.
If you have multiple network interfaces and the nslu2 is not connected to eth0, you have to specify the network interface with the d option for example, d eth1. Nslu2 with unslung firmware thorsten lange itsolutions. Start by finding out which cpu your synology diskstation uses. Hellow this nslu2 unslung blog was created with the intention to load it up with tips and tricks for the complete beginner to get the nslu2 network storage link for usb 2. This project contains software for personalizing the nslu2 network storage device, manufactured by linksys. Openslug is a replacement firmware for the linksys nslu2. Openslug changes the nslu2 into a generic network appliance for you to make it do what you want it to do. It is designed to replace the original kernel, root filesystem and applications.940 746 171 26 1318 856 1323 768 773 408 206 1542 491 354 923 1436 441 298 1401 273 444 416 59 1404 1444 246 48