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Default Oscam OpenWRT 21.02.1

I am opening a new thread to prevent hijacking another. I have a few question regards having an oscam sever on Seagate Dockstar.

All started by post made by axlfri.

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Hi there

I had searched for an oscam version running for my system.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find here, even though, this forum helped me many times before.

Hence, I read in this subject more and more and was able to create a correctly working file myself.
It is running fine on my Seagate Dockstar with OpenWRT 21.02.1.
Unfortunately, I can neither open a new thread nor attach any files.
So please give a hint if I can support this time, and this version is appreciated.

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I am running this Image on my Seagate Dockstar (internally):
https://openwrt.org/toh/seagate/dockstar

To cross compile I had used the following source code as toolchain:
https://downloads.openwrt.org/releas...-x86_64.tar.xz

Here you'll find my compiled oscam version:
https://mega.nz/file/2gdEkZJA#0fHFpR...KR72i4fJlWtZaU
The idea is not to speak here about oscam. Instead lets used this thread for how to on none common hardware as is the Seagate Dockstar.

Here is my question:
1) How hard was to change OS to OpenWRT 21.02.1?
2) What is the risk of Bricking the device?
3) Is the original HDD working fine, better or worst?
4) Are you happy with the change?
5) How smooth Oscan do run on it

I will really appreciate your answers. Just to let you know, I do have experience on Openwrt. I used it small routers etc to used them as inexpensive Linux Servers.

So this is a project I do want to get involve if it NOT brick my device. All help will be really appreciated.

Regards I can neither open a new thread nor attach any files.. Used this post to build up your experience and amount of post. I think you may be able to post at Sat Universe > SAT Related> Public Sat Upload

Just give it a try if you need to post. I will be waiting your comments
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Looking back to my written documentation (in German language), it was not as difficult as it sounds.
I feel technically skilled but had to enter new spheres for me.
Most of my (spare) time I spent on reading, reading, reading...
... in different forums, collecting pieces of information until single steps succeeded.

1.) Seagate Dockstar
The dockstar was already a used one which I got with OpenWRT 10.03 installed.
For this I could neither find an up-to-date oscam nor an adequate toolchain to compile myself.

My update process was, as far as I understand, absolutely the same as it would have been with the original firmware.
I had to use TFTP and and a serial connection (PUTTY via TTL-USB; 5V) and, of course, the correct files prepared.
Theoretically, there is a risk of bricking the device if wrong files are used or you have a power outage during the seconds of flashing. I didn't fear for this.

2.) Compiling Oscam for Dockstar
In the beginning I was a newbie in Linux and everything was weird for me.
(Now I am still a newbie but perhaps 2nd level ;-))
I crated Debian on a virtual machine and could compile the Oscam file according to different manuals in the web after finding the correct OpenWRT source code for my dockstar.

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Here is my question:
1) How hard was to change OS to OpenWRT 21.02.1?
2) What is the risk of Bricking the device?
3) Is the original HDD working fine, better or worst?
4) Are you happy with the change?
5) How smooth Oscan do run on it


1.) Finally not so difficult with correct serial equipment
2.) I had no power outage and used correct files for flashing
3.) There is no HDD attached The Dockstar just servesmy three home client boxes
4.) very happy ;-)
5.) Very smooth and reliable! System is now running over two weeks without any failure.


(But it seems I am too dump to quote correctly...)
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axlfri
I did not answer soon because sat-universe.com was down for a couple of days.

I see you purchase the base with openwrt. I was with hope to hear how you did the installation. But never mind.

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adequate toolchain to compile myself.
If you go to downloads openwrt.org you will find toolchain they offered. I guess since you have 21.02.1 you go to

Code:
https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.1/targets/kirkwood/generic/
There you can see almost at the end openwrt-sdk-21.02.1-kirkwood_gcc-8.4.0_musl_eabi.Linux-x86_64.tar.xz The sdk contains the toolchain.
Code:
https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.1/targets/kirkwood/generic/openwrt-sdk-21.02.1-kirkwood_gcc-8.4.0_musl_eabi.Linux-x86_64.tar.xz
Wao I am very happy I saw your post. Now that I went to openwrt I found
Code:
https://openwrt.org/toh/seagate/dockstar/alternatives#light-weight_distributions
That show a forum dedicated to install debian on the dockstart. Either using USB memory of the HDD. Here some interesting links.

Code:
Linux Device Hacking
https://forum.doozan.com/
Wiki
https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,23630
Debian
https://projects.doozan.com/debian/
Uboot
https://projects.doozan.com/uboot/
JTAG wiring
https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?4,62354
HowTo: OpenWrt on Kirkwood boxes
https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?4,86219
I guess I need to start
Code:
Latest Kirkwood u-boots
http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,12381
Uboot
https://projects.doozan.com/uboot
I love Openwrt I have it install in a few routers that I use as Linux servers.

But If I can have Arm Debian on the HDD. Then that is my preferred Installation. Because I would have a Full Linux OS running on my 1 Terabyte HDD.

Yes I started asking on Openwrt. But now that I know I can, it seems I will be reading how to install Debian instead.

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