Kurobox NAS-Central Forums

Welcome to the Kuro Community
It is currently Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:35 am

All times are UTC-06:00

Forum locked  This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 6:59 am 
Site Admin

Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:08 am
Posts: 177
Location: MA
Executive Summary:
* Contest Update: 6 or 7 entries to the contest. John will post about them and allow community input

* Kuro 3 Update: Tentitive HW specs:
    o PPC proc TDB (400-667Mhz)
    o 16 (maybe 8) MB FLASH
    o 1X MiniPCI slot
    o 1X internal SATA
    o 3X external ESATA
    o 2X USB
    o 2X Network (probably Gigabit)
    o 1X SODIMM slot (memory not included)
    o Universal Power Supply like HG-WR
    o U-Boot bootloader

Hint of the day: See pages added to the wiki via RSS: http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php? ... s&feed=rss


 Post subject: Full log
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 7:00 am 
Site Admin

Joined: Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:08 am
Posts: 177
Location: MA
[8:50:39 pm] <mindbender>i read it the time some guys talked about that in the yahoo-group
[8:50:47 pm] <waite>If it is PPC you could proably get the Uboot bounty pretty easily
[8:51:03 pm] - --User BigKuro joined channel #kbox
[8:51:32 pm] <BigKuro>Hi everybody
[8:51:38 pm] <waite>hi bigkuro
[8:52:56 pm] <BigKuro>Dave here. Anybody know if John is coming?
[8:53:11 pm] <waite>I checked with hm today
[8:53:20 pm] <waite>he said he'll be there
[8:53:43 pm] <BigKuro>Any contestants in the room?
[8:53:49 pm] <waite>I put in one
[8:54:03 pm] <BigKuro>cool. what was it?
[8:54:36 pm] <waite>Nothing pretty. A multi platform/multi distro installer.
[8:55:06 pm] <waite>Runs on Linux/Windows/MacOS??. Installs revo or sylver now
[8:55:07 pm] <BigKuro>The Kuro community could certainly use that.
[8:55:11 pm] <waite>debian and FC soon
[8:55:44 pm] <waite>It is really a precursor to any other stuff I do so I figured what the hey
[8:56:12 pm] <BigKuro>Anybody logging tonight?
[8:56:19 pm] <waite>I am
[8:56:31 pm] <waite>what are you doing with your Kuro?
[8:56:54 pm] <BigKuro>I set it up as a complete SOHO appliance.
[8:57:09 pm] <waite>What sw?
[8:58:31 pm] <BigKuro>Apache/PHP/MySQL, Courier-POP3, VSFTP, wizd, Jinzora...
[8:58:39 pm] <waite>nice
[8:59:08 pm] - --User leenuxg33k joined channel #kbox
[8:59:13 pm] <BigKuro>I got a wireless G usb dongle working with it and also set it up as a router/wireless AP
[8:59:16 pm] <waite>hey leenux
[8:59:33 pm] <leenuxg33k>hello all
[8:59:49 pm] <BigKuro>Also added a second wired ethernet (for the WAN side)
[8:59:55 pm] <waite>Sounds like the Kuro is being put to good use
[9:00:31 pm] <waite>Leenux here is an expert on Asterix if you need a PBX
[9:00:48 pm] <leenuxg33k>I wouldn't say that... but I can get it working anyway
[9:00:51 pm] <leenuxg33k>;-)
[9:00:55 pm] <BigKuro>DCHP server and bridged WLAN0 with ETH)
[9:01:04 pm] <waite>Nice.
[9:01:06 pm] <BigKuro>ETH0
[9:01:26 pm] <BigKuro>Set the wireless in Master mode for an access point
[9:01:56 pm] <BigKuro>Hey there Leenux
[9:02:00 pm] <waite>I might have to some ptrs one day on getting it all configed right
[9:02:04 pm] <Javascout>well finish with Dinner now. Lol everyone seems to be making good use of their Kuro. Mine is turned off right now the fan needs greasing
[9:02:12 pm] <waite>:)
[9:02:19 pm] <leenuxg33k>heh..
[9:02:27 pm] <BigKuro>It was a huge pain in the ass getting WLAN0 to work.
[9:04:20 pm] - --tampakuro has left the chat (Quit: "Read error: 113 (No route to host)" ).
[9:04:43 pm] <waite>I am sure. Which USB wireless adapter did you use?
[9:04:48 pm] <waite>and what distro?
[9:05:10 pm] <BigKuro>The only one that will work with the PPC is based on the zd1211 chipset.
[9:05:12 pm] - --User johncausey joined channel #kbox
[9:05:23 pm] <waite>Hi John
[9:05:29 pm] <BigKuro>I had a zyxel G-220 in a box of parts.
[9:05:49 pm] <BigKuro>The whole thing runs on Gentoo
[9:05:50 pm] <johncausey>hi all
[9:05:54 pm] <waite>Col
[9:05:56 pm] <waite>cool even
[9:05:58 pm] <BigKuro>Hey John.
[9:06:30 pm] <johncausey>So -- contest is almost over, and I've got a lot of entries
[9:06:50 pm] <johncausey>Well, by 'a lot' I mean abou 6 or 7
[9:06:50 pm] <BigKuro>What is a lot?
[9:06:57 pm] <johncausey>:)
[9:07:12 pm] <johncausey>certainly more than the last one
[9:07:18 pm] <BigKuro>Can you give us an idea of what people are doing?
[9:07:28 pm] <johncausey>it's a secret
[9:07:30 pm] <johncausey>jk
[9:07:38 pm] <johncausey>all of them are software based
[9:07:50 pm] <waite>next time :)
[9:07:57 pm] <johncausey>with some hardware additions, but all standard stuff like USB-whatevers
[9:08:04 pm] <johncausey>but pretty cool in general
[9:08:05 pm] - --leenuxg33k is now Away.
[9:08:27 pm] <johncausey>some were really good things for the community (like waite's)
[9:08:27 pm] <BigKuro>That is good. It means anybody can implement them without too much work.
[9:08:40 pm] <johncausey>absolutely
[9:08:50 pm] - --leenuxg33k is now Online.
[9:08:53 pm] <Javascout>yeah my soldering skills are really bad :)
[9:08:56 pm] <johncausey>hehe
[9:09:22 pm] <BigKuro>Exactly when does the contest end?
[9:09:28 pm] <leenuxg33k>Javascout: mine are really bad.. had to have someone fix my serial port. ;-)
[9:09:44 pm] <johncausey>i'm going to wait until tomorrow, and then give a rundown on all the entries in the forums
[9:10:07 pm] <johncausey>some ppl wanted me to wait until midnight, so I'm just going to extend until tomorrow at about 8AM
[9:10:20 pm] <mindbender>hmm....maybe www.linkstationwiki.org should participate in the bounty :p .... now as we have a good developement box ;)
[9:10:24 pm] <waite>thats enought time for a second entry!
[9:10:37 pm] <johncausey>good thinking
[9:10:38 pm] <waite>please please. anything to get uboot
[9:10:59 pm] <johncausey>I'm going to run another contest immediatly after this one, and up the prizes for the uboot bounty this week
[9:11:00 pm] <Javascout>anyone stepped up for uboot john ?
[9:11:21 pm] <johncausey>here and there interest, and questions once every now and then
[9:11:28 pm] <johncausey>but no silutions yet
[9:11:31 pm] <johncausey>solutions
[9:11:41 pm] <waite>good to see some movement tho
[9:11:51 pm] <BigKuro>I'm working on your mp3 player that auto syncs. The only thing I'm doing different is using an old Palm3 for a display and data entry via the touchscreen.
[9:11:53 pm] <johncausey>the digg article seemed to get us a few eyes
[9:11:56 pm] <mindbender>i hope the box is a ppc and not a LS2 (mips) ... then we are in :)
[9:12:02 pm] <Javascout>I have a partial port just need to get the flash stuff working but I have no way of testing the u-boot :)
[9:12:20 pm] <johncausey>mindbender -- it is PPC based
[9:12:44 pm] <waite>so John when does the Kuro devleopment box get 'found'
[9:12:51 pm] <Javascout>for duel-flash it is probably a Linkstation. There was some partial instructions on the old wiki
[9:12:52 pm] <johncausey>irontically, we're going to be releasing a new linkstation called the LS2 in a few weeks -- uh oh, I've said too much :)
[9:13:23 pm] <mindbender>hehe...so we have to find a different name :)
[9:13:26 pm] <BigKuro>Can you tell us anything more regarding the Kuro3
[9:14:02 pm] <johncausey>Yeah -- so I can't get the JP engineers to commit to a proc yet, but here's a rundown on the tentative specs:
[9:14:26 pm] <johncausey>remember, this is TENTATIVE
[9:14:50 pm] - --leenuxg33k is now Away.
[9:14:55 pm] <johncausey>a ppc proc between 400 and 667MHz
[9:15:19 pm] <johncausey>a memory SLOT, but no included RAM, probably SODIMM
[9:15:36 pm] <johncausey>2 networking ports (probably Gigabit)
[9:15:39 pm] <johncausey>2 USB's
[9:15:46 pm] <johncausey>1 internal SATA
[9:15:56 pm] <johncausey>3 external SATA (eSATA) ports
[9:16:00 pm] <johncausey>1 serial port
[9:16:04 pm] <johncausey>1 Mini-PCI slot
[9:16:20 pm] <johncausey>universal (EU/US) power supply, like the HG-WR
[9:16:25 pm] - --User TheWitness joined channel #kbox
[9:16:43 pm] <leenuxg33k>I assume we can get a wireless card for mini-pci?
[9:16:45 pm] <johncausey>and probably in the new LS case, or maybe in the existing Kuro case
[9:16:57 pm] <johncausey>yep -- from Buffalo if you'd like :)
[9:17:04 pm] <johncausey>and RAM from Buffalo-Techworks :)
[9:17:05 pm] - --leenuxg33k is now Online.
[9:17:10 pm] <leenuxg33k>heh
[9:17:16 pm] <leenuxg33k>as long as it has a linux driver
[9:17:35 pm] <johncausey>but of course! all of our wireless stuff is Broadcom based
[9:17:37 pm] <waite>and to help stop speculation.. u-boot and bootloader
[9:17:43 pm] <waite>right?
[9:18:01 pm] <johncausey>oh yeah -- sorry, it'll probably have 8 or 16MB FLASH with Uboot
[9:18:13 pm] <Javascout>sounds good
[9:18:18 pm] <johncausey>probably for 8/16, definate to Uboot
[9:18:24 pm] <leenuxg33k>nice
[9:18:35 pm] <johncausey>so, it'll be pretty versitile
[9:18:38 pm] <leenuxg33k>and under $200?
[9:18:47 pm] <leenuxg33k>or is that too soon?
[9:18:52 pm] <mindbender>hehe
[9:18:59 pm] <BigKuro>Well under $200, I hope
[9:19:03 pm] <johncausey>can't say too much about price, since I really don't know
[9:19:19 pm] <johncausey>but I personally hope it's under 200 :)
[9:19:33 pm] <leenuxg33k>prize for next contest.. ;-)
[9:19:43 pm] <waite>nice.
[9:19:58 pm] <johncausey>hehehe -- unfortunatley it won't be out until the Sept. time frame
[9:20:19 pm] <johncausey>was hoping for Aug, but it looks like sept is more accurate
[9:20:27 pm] <leenuxg33k>obviously thats why I haven't submitted yet.. ;-)
[9:20:36 pm] <johncausey>riiiight
[9:20:38 pm] <BigKuro>When will the next contest start and end?
[9:20:52 pm] <BigKuro>I'm full of great ideas.
[9:21:15 pm] <johncausey>probably give it another 45 days, so starting immediately (17th-ish) and going to July1
[9:22:12 pm] <johncausey>btw -- any of you guys submit the site to digg? somehow we got on the fron page, and we got about 30000 uniques this past week
[9:22:23 pm] <Javascout>lol
[9:22:30 pm] <waite>I saw the spike on Alexia ratings I was wondering what happened
[9:22:54 pm] <johncausey>http://digg.com/linux_unix/$149_Book-sized_Linux_computer
[9:23:04 pm] <johncausey>860 diggs, not too bad
[9:23:14 pm] <BigKuro>Any of those hits stick? maybe a surge in sales?
[9:23:42 pm] <johncausey>a bit, but not too much; i guess it's still too much for an impulse buy
[9:24:51 pm] <BigKuro>Were you able to get the file upload working on the wiki?
[9:24:53 pm] <johncausey>some of the comments on the site are pretty funny, it's amazing to me how many ppl haven't heard of NAS type products
[9:25:37 pm] <johncausey>waite pretty much runs the wiki, and I'm not too sure what's up with it
[9:26:02 pm] <waite>I need ssh access....
[9:26:10 pm] <BigKuro>We need the upload directory writable by the web server.\
[9:26:38 pm] <johncausey>ahhh -- sorry about that, I sluffed that off to Sven, but I guess he never came through
[9:26:42 pm] <johncausey>I'll handle it
[9:26:45 pm] <waite>I need ssh access...I can't use the web interface to change the perms right
[9:27:39 pm] <BigKuro>Sven didn't come through. that's a shocker.
[9:27:55 pm] <johncausey>now now ;) He's a busy guy
[9:28:03 pm] <waite>Be nice...
[9:28:24 pm] - --TheWitness has left the chat.
[9:28:26 pm] <johncausey>He's running the 802.11N show right now; he's turned into a meeting machine
[9:28:29 pm] <BigKuro>Sorry. That was out of line.
[9:28:33 pm] <johncausey>no prob
[9:28:51 pm] <johncausey>he'd think it was funny; he changed his name in the forums to 'flake' :)
[9:29:49 pm] <BigKuro>I remember that.
[9:30:04 pm] <johncausey>allright -- sorry to keep things to short, but does anyone have any more questions for me, I kinda need to run
[9:30:05 pm] <waite>He is a nice guy
[9:30:21 pm] <leenuxg33k>johncausey: does buffalo's wireless card support an external antenna?
[9:30:29 pm] <johncausey>all of them do
[9:30:41 pm] <johncausey>they have a pretty standard connector too
[9:30:44 pm] <waite>Thanks for the chat John
[9:30:48 pm] <johncausey>no problem
[9:30:53 pm] <leenuxg33k>johncausey: thanks, thats what I wanted to know
[9:31:15 pm] <johncausey>btw -- on the antenna thing, we also have a metric buttload of antennas and extra stuff on the site
[9:31:17 pm] <BigKuro>Any idea if we will se contest results late or early tomorrow?
[9:31:22 pm] <johncausey>(buffalotech.com)
[9:31:54 pm] <johncausey>well, I was thinking about putting all the submissions in a forum, and then getting some community input before passing final judgement
[9:32:02 pm] <johncausey>we live in a democracy and all :)
[9:32:34 pm] <Javascout>sounds good
[9:32:45 pm] <BigKuro>Can't wait to see the entries.
[9:33:10 pm] <johncausey>they're pretty cool and inventive
[9:33:19 pm] <leenuxg33k>johncausey: I forget that we live in a democracy lately
[9:33:32 pm] <leenuxg33k>Oops.. sorry.. did I think outloud
[9:33:58 pm] <BigKuro>I'm switching to qwest for phone service.
[9:34:37 pm] <johncausey>I don't know though -- it might be better to stick w/Verizon, I think they're trying to hit them with a 5bil dollar class action
[9:34:55 pm] <johncausey>for not doing so well with private info
[9:35:28 pm] <BigKuro>That'll work out to $0.50 and 14 free minutes of air time for each of us.
[9:36:02 pm] <johncausey>heheheh -- I almost blew diet coke out of my nose on that one
[9:36:10 pm] <Javascout>and 10 Million to the lawyers
[9:36:47 pm] <johncausey>good times -- well, before I start to wax all political, i'd better run. Thanks for the chat. I'll post the entries to the site tomorrow, and we'll go from there
[9:37:05 pm] <BigKuro>Will we be able to get matching cases for the external drives for the Kuro3?
[9:37:33 pm] <waite>Oh John what about the parts kit for Kuros?
[9:37:57 pm] <johncausey>Absolutely! Our "drivestation" which is currently only usb/firewire, will also support eSATA in the future; the new boxes look great next to the KuroBox
[9:38:37 pm] <BigKuro>Anybody that is interested, I found a free source for max3232 chips (in quantities of 2).
[9:38:39 pm] <johncausey>We're importing them, and should have by the end of the month
[9:39:14 pm] <johncausey>the kits that it
[9:39:21 pm] <johncausey>the kits that is :)
[9:39:53 pm] <waite>cool. thanks
[9:40:07 pm] <johncausey>no problem. Anything else ?
[9:40:25 pm] <leenuxg33k>johncausey: I see the antennas on the site
[9:40:28 pm] <johncausey>anyone, anyone? bueller?
[9:40:41 pm] <leenuxg33k>but do you know where I would find the mini pci cards?
[9:40:42 pm] <BigKuro>Ferris isn't here today.
[9:41:02 pm] leenuxg33k listens to some Yello
[9:41:23 pm] <BigKuro>Oh yeah....
[9:41:33 pm] <johncausey>I don't know if US carries the MiniPCI's right now; we mainly sell only to OEMs
[9:41:39 pm] <johncausey>chickachicka
[9:41:58 pm] <johncausey>but I'll make them available on revogears site when we get the Kuro3
[9:42:04 pm] <leenuxg33k>sweet
[9:42:14 pm] <johncausey>along with SODIMMS (at a reasonable cost)
[9:42:58 pm] <leenuxg33k>bowww bowww
[9:42:59 pm] <waite>I hope very resonale
[9:43:25 pm] - --mindbender has left the chat (Quit: "Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)" ).
[9:43:42 pm] <johncausey>it should be; we'll be getting them from downstairs, so there shouldn't be any shipping involved :)
[9:44:07 pm] <johncausey>anyway -- have a good night everyone
[9:44:15 pm] <leenuxg33k>johncausey: Thanks
[9:44:15 pm] <Javascout>night john
[9:44:20 pm] <BigKuro>see ya.
[9:44:22 pm] <waite>good night john
[9:44:28 pm] <johncausey>night
[9:44:32 pm] - --johncausey has left the chat (Quit: "" ).

Hint of the day: See pages added to the wiki via RSS: http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php? ... s&feed=rss



 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:19 am 

Joined: Mon May 30, 2005 9:01 am
Posts: 279
Location: France, St Cyr-L'Ecole (78)
Thanks for the log, couldn't be here are in my timezone, it was really too late (or too early :shock:, not sure)

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 1:42 pm 

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:36 pm
Posts: 299
Does 1 internal SATA connector mean that two 2.5" drives will not be supported (which was suggested as a possibility earlier)?

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 2:19 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 1:31 am
Posts: 220
Probably easy enough to redirect one of the external SATA connectors for use inside.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 2:31 pm 

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:36 pm
Posts: 299
I hope so. Also hope there will be a bracket or cage that supports physically mounting two laptop drives.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked  This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC-06:00

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited