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Debian on iomega storcenter ix4-200d: succes!

Posted by damacc 
Hi bodhi,

How can I do this when I have a wholeflash backup file. I suppose I would have to boot the board with kwboot and this wholeflash image, and then flash it into nand flash. Is this correct?

Gastal
Re: Debian on iomega storcenter ix4-200d: succes!
May 10, 2017 11:36PM
Gastal,

> How can I do this when I have a wholeflash backup
> file. I suppose I would have to boot the board wit
> h kwboot and this wholeflash image, and then flash
> it into nand flash. Is this correct?

Yes.

- Format a USB flash drive as ext2 or ext3. Put the mtd NAND dump files on the root folder.
- Boot with kwboot using the stock mtd0.
- Load mtd0 file to memory.
- And do nand flash erase and nand write.

After this you can boot normally with u-boot. And the next step depending on whether you want to boot Debian first or restore stock first.

1 .To boot Debian first,
- create Debian-4.4.0-kirkwood-tld-1-rootfs-bodhi.tar.bz2 rootfs on USB: http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,12096.
- follow damacc posts to adjust u-boot envs in serial console to boot into Debian.
- and then flash the rest of the stock mtds in Debian.

2. To boot stock first,
- Do flash erase and nand write for each mtds in serial console.

I would recommend doing number 1 (booting Debian first).

And see here for flashing instruction for Pogo V4 mtd0 (section B):
http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,16789,16789#msg-16789

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Re: Debian on iomega storcenter ix4-200d: succes!
March 13, 2019 11:51AM
Hi, I have a ix4-200d here collecting dust, I want to give a new chance... currently it has 4 hd 500gb each with stock firmware.

I want to throw away those disk and install and boot debian on a usb-stick, probably put other disk and maybe a zfs or ntfs there...

I have successfully written kernel, initramfs, and rootf on some HD for some Iomega Ez Media & Backup Center that I have around using some help from here too, my instructions are here: https://gist.github.com/braian87b/b5a4c5f20d1112473c470b096df766a3 those Iomega Ez have NTFS and ext4 and works extremely well so far.

Now I want to play with the ix4-200d, since I have very basic understanding, can someone point me to some url's with info and needed files on how to do it and explain briefly the steps to be able to do it?

I have some computers and vm's with debian and usb's sticks and usb-ttl also to start with this.

Thanks.
Re: Debian on iomega storcenter ix4-200d: succes!
March 13, 2019 07:20PM
Hi, Bodhi provides instructions and a root filesystem to boot from usb here;
Kernel and rootfs

Scroll down to the rootfs instructions at: Updated 24 Jul 2017:

Basic Debian stretch Kirkwood rootfs for most Kirwood plugs


You will need to follow the 'append dtb to uImage' instructions, then change the u-boot parameters via a serial console to boot from usb.
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