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gtludwig 05-18-2011 08:23 PM

is it possible to install armedslack on a icy box IB-NAS6210
Hi all,

I found this quite amazing piece of hardware while searching for a home NAS.
The only two things I realized it lacks is a bittorrent client and ssh access.
Since it runs a flavour of Linux inside and has a ARM Marvell 6281 processor, I thought it might be a good host for an armedslack and, thus, allow access to all we love about Slackware!

I have googled for a while and found no evidence of this being attempted. So, does anyone has any thought should this be possible or not?

Thanks in advance,

tmfizzle 05-18-2011 08:40 PM

It should be able to, follow the steps in the setup for a kirkwood system located here.
Also you may need to upgrade uboot http://, and have to use a serial console to edit/upgrade uboot environment variables.

I am currently running a sheevaplug with a 1.2g ARM processor with armedslack 13.37 which I believe is a 6281 series, I will have to check to be certain.

gtludwig 05-18-2011 10:09 PM

according to this Wikipedia link about it, SheevaPlug's CPU is a 1.2 GHz ARM Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281, which apparently is the same CPU as the Icy Box's NAS.

baton 05-19-2011 05:38 PM

That's indeed interesting topic, but still there is not much information around. If anybody has an experience with hacking this device it would be great to hear about that. Thanks!

tmfizzle 05-19-2011 07:13 PM

@gtludwig if you do purchase it, let us know what your outcome is, my guess is that it is kind of equivalent to a dreamplug.

gtludwig 05-19-2011 10:15 PM

@tmfizzle, this device being kind of equivalent to a dreamplug was also my first approach to this "problem". Globalscale's DreamPlug plus shipping to Brazil costs about US$210,00. The IB-NAS6210 unit in the UK is about 100,00, since I've family there S&H is zero. My first need it to have a file server / media center online at my home network. I already bought a TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND router to replace a Netgear WiFi router. The WR1043 has only 4 LAN ports, but they're Gigabit. And a 5-8 port Gigabit hub is quite cheaper today than it was an year ago. So, I'll probably buy the IB-NAS6210 unit for my serving needs, will try to install armedslack (which I'm more confident now I found there's a way to backup the original firmware), and will post results. Might take a little time, though!

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