I added a new wiki entry
about installing dropbear without disassambling.
And a half related question: I wanted to update my networkspace to the latest and greatest firmware version 1.1.8, to see if the trick still works. (My box runs 1.1.6). But then I saw that you need LaCie Network Assistant to update the firmware, and this software is available for both Windows and Mac, which I both don't have.
Does anybody know a trick to do it without? And is is worth bothering? (Lacie failed to add release notes)