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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:46 am 
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I have an issue with my Kurobox-pro since I bought, looks like I broke it, so now only boots using TFTP from my PC, but not sure how to fix it, I'm able to telnet and I'm not sure how to FIX my u-boot environment and which file need to modify, I saw the instructions in the CD that comes with my box, also at the NAS-central below link, but nobody explains how or where to change it:

http://nas-central.org/index.php/Kurobo ... e_settings

So please need help to recover my Kurobox-pro them be able to install my hard disk

Any help really appreciated

:shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:00 am 
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This was one of my questions a while back. There is very specific documentation about what the uboot settings are but none about how anything is carried out without having to add a serial port to your KBP and edit uboot settings that way. So basically, at this point, the way to fix your KBP is to add a serial port and use that to do the editing of uboot settings.


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 Post subject: Great
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:04 am 
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Thank you Juano

I will add the Serial port then


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 Post subject: Re: Great
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:48 am 
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anpena wrote:
Thank you Juano

I will add the Serial port then


Unfortunately the Kuro Pro is really unusable from a hacking point unless you have serial port access. They sell a preformed serial port kit in Japan
http://nas-central.org/index.php/SCON-K ... ick_manual

However in the US you'll just have to find the things you need online and order them up:
http://nas-central.org/index.php/Serial_port


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 Post subject: u-boot
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:27 am 
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Hello Ramuk

Thank you for your comments, I do understand now, I tried to create my serial cable but not luck, I have one part missing to complete my serial interface, I will get it today.

I'm very excited to have this done, really want to see my Home network with these resources available and more services.

Thank you


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 Post subject: Finally working
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:06 pm 
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I'm so happy, I was able to see this guy on Terminal after I fixed the u-boot, now I will be able to install my HD......

Code:
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Thank you all for the help


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:12 pm 
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Where did you get your serial cable materials?


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 Post subject: My Serial
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:54 pm 
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I used The cheapest TTL/RS232 converter

http://nas-central.org/index.php/Image: ... 232_3V.jpg

I ordered since beginning, but never used, now you guys explained me, so I create the serial cable from RS232-0 using three cables Ground, TXD and RXD to pins 5 2 and 3

I choose this board because was RS232 standard, but looks like TTL/USB is also easy

The I connect the cable from the Kurobox-pro Daughter board in front

Now I'm learning how to configure the u-boot environment to boot Debian full version but not luck yet.


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 Post subject: Re: My Serial
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:25 pm 
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anpena wrote:
I used The cheapest TTL/RS232 converter

http://nas-central.org/index.php/Image: ... 232_3V.jpg



This is the cheapest option, only costs USD 4.90
http://www.futurlec.com/Mini_RS232_TTL_3V.shtml
Pin headers can be gotten from the same place
http://www.futurlec.com/Connectors.shtml

When I ordered from here they shipped from Thailand, so it took a long time for me to get parts, but they are REAL cheap.


Other way is to buy Pin Headers from somewhere and a USB cable like the following
http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDet ... L-232R-3V3

if you have an old USB-Cell phone cable you can also use it.
http://www.nas-central.org/index.php/Us ... erial_port


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:47 pm 
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Please excuse my questions but I know nothing about pin headers and these cables or anything really having to do with soldering and I want to get it all right, so if I got the following:
Pin Header
Cable

Then connect the pin header to the Kurobox Pro like this and connect the TTL-232R-3v3 cable to the headers and the other end into my usb port on my Gentoo box then I should be golden?

Why does the cable have 6 connectors while the header/board of the Kuro only has 4 holes?


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 Post subject: Debian Working
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:54 pm 
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Finally HD is up

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:06 am 
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juano wrote:
Please excuse my questions but I know nothing about pin headers and these cables or anything really having to do with soldering and I want to get it all right, so if I got the following:
Pin Header
Cable

Then connect the pin header to the Kurobox Pro like this and connect the TTL-232R-3v3 cable to the headers and the other end into my usb port on my Gentoo box then I should be golden?

Why does the cable have 6 connectors while the header/board of the Kuro only has 4 holes?


Hello Juano

It's very simple

The Mini board TTL/RS232 comes with input interface with six pins as you said, and two output ports with four pins each for serial interface, about the xis pins connector I did this:

Please take a look closely, comes with double connector Male and Female, what I did I unsoldered the Female and now I have my connector to wire this input interface, the connections from Kurobox-Pro Daughter board are as follows:

Miniboard ------Ground------><---------Ground-------DaugtherBoard
Miniboard--------VCC--------><---------VCC----------DB
MB----------------TX0--------><----------TXD----------DB
MB----------------RX0---------><---------RXD----------DB

Now from the Minibpoard output of the Serial RS232-0 you can get the console from here, you just need to connect three cbales to serial DB9 connector as follows

Miniboard ------Ground--------><-------Ground-------Pin5----DB9
MB---------------TXD------------><------RXD----------Pin2-----DB9
MB---------------RXD------------><------TXD----------Pin3-----DB9

See image reference
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/dynaweb ... .cable.gif

Now my next step is to have this Miniboard inside the Kurobox-pro, then add RJ-45 standr connector to use any Ethernet cabel and RJ-45 to DB9 standard connector.

But you must have console working, you can do a lot of thins...

Good Luck


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:53 pm 
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juano wrote:
Please excuse my questions but I know nothing about pin headers and these cables or anything really having to do with soldering and I want to get it all right, so if I got the following:
Pin Header
Cable

Then connect the pin header to the Kurobox Pro like this and connect the TTL-232R-3v3 cable to the headers and the other end into my usb port on my Gentoo box then I should be golden?

Why does the cable have 6 connectors while the header/board of the Kuro only has 4 holes?



anapena is talking about a TTL-RS232 solution (this is cheaper by the way about 5 USD)

You are talking about the TTL-USB cable solution. (this would be more expensive about 20USD)

Step 1: Buy a 4 pin header and solder it into the daugtherboard not the main board (you can do it to the main board if you really want, but it's the same UART and why do it that way when the daughterboard is easier)
the pin assignments are clearly labeled on the daugtherboard

http://www.nas-central.org/index.php/SC ... ghterboard

Step2: Reassign the pinout for the cable, you only really need 3 pins. GND, TXD and RXD you can use VCC but you don't need to.
The other two pins are CTS and RTS, you don't need those, they are modem control signals. (thus 6 pins RXD, TXD, VCC, GND, CTS, RTS)

http://www.ftdichip.com/Documents/DataS ... 32R3V3.pdf


Step3: Download the proper USB drivers for the FTDI cable from the FTDI site
http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm


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