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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:11 pm 
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Hello,

I try to find another hardware able to run linux like EBD

When i read this page : http://lacie.nas-central.org/wiki/Categ ... t_Big_Disk i see the EDB have an Marvell Orion 88f5182-A2 C400 processor

I try to found the same hardware on the internet and i found this page : http://www.abcsolutions.lv/openwrt/free ... rdware.htm

There is no information for this hardware on nas central ?

Is the linux compatible kernel for freecom data tank gateway is compatible with EBD ?

Thomas


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:38 am 
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TOTOleCabo wrote:
I try to find another hardware able to run linux like EBD

When i read this page : http://lacie.nas-central.org/wiki/Categ ... t_Big_Disk i see the EDB have an Marvell Orion 88f5182-A2 C400 processor

I try to found the same hardware on the internet and i found this page : http://www.abcsolutions.lv/openwrt/free ... rdware.htm
I get a 404 on this page and I don't know the Freecom data tank :(
However I guess from what you write that it also uses a Marvell Orion SoC.

Most systems based on a Marvell Orion (or Kirkwood) SoC probably run Linux out of the box ;-)
If the manufacturer hasn't supplied source code for the Linux kernel then ask them for it.
They almost certainly use modified Linux kernel source code and they are obliged to supply it under the GPL ;-)
However the stock kernel will probably be rather old; most Orion SoC boxes use 2.6.12 IIRC :(

If you need a more recent kernel look in the mainline kernel source code to find devices which are already supported.
For example here: http://lxr.linux.no/linux+v2.6.35/arch/ ... h-orion5x/

Otherwise, as the Marvell Orion is a SoC with most devices on-chip, it should be reasonably easy to add basic mainline support for other boxes, especially if you have the stock source code ;-)
You will see in the above directory that the setup code for different boxes is fairly similar.
The main problem is figuring out the GPIO usage, but the stock source code will help you here.

HTH.

Cheers,
Chris


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