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  • #43224

    madrono
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    Has anyone been successful booting up the Soekris 6501? I have tried to boot the CF image via USB and SSD without success. The loader hangs at serial port redirect. Any help or suggestions appreciated.

    #52106

    rsiera
    Member

    Did you manage to solve that problem?
    I looking for confirmation that Zeroshell can run on Soekris 6501.
    Thx.
    Rob

    #52107

    madrono
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    no solution yet

    #52108

    zer0Linux
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    Any updates or alternative solutions to that problem?

    #52109

    rsiera
    Member

    I’m working already all day to get Zeroshell installed to the SSD via TFTP. So i’m not even close to the problem let alone the solution 😉

    #52110

    iptableuser
    Member

    I have the exact same problem I just bought 3 Soekris 6501 boxes and I can’t get zeroshell to boot. Not good.

    Any ideas?

    #52111

    rsiera
    Member

    No ideas yet. I can reproduce the problem now, so that step one. But now it is on my todo list to find a zeroshell/soekris/linux wizard you can help us further. I’ll send a mail to Fulvio with this thread. Hopelly he can send us into the correct direction.

    #52112

    iptableuser
    Member

    At the moment I am trying to boot off USB and it hangs on the serial console redirection message.

    If I boot off USB with the CF ALIX 5501 image it hangs on detecting USB ports

    I am going to try and boot off a SATA drive next.

    Would be good to know if the 6501 is compatiable or not. If its not I guess I will move to pfsense firewall. As I have 3 of these 6501 boxes now.

    Hopefully there is a solution as I want to run zeroshell.

    Thanks for replying.

    #52113

    iptableuser
    Member

    I have had no luck booting from a SATA drive either GRUB does not load says ERROR.

    Is it just a missing driver for the Soekris 6501 controller card?

    If someone can point me in the right direction I will try to add it to the image if this is what it needs.

    #52114

    rsiera
    Member

    Sorry I can’t help you. I asked Fulvio for his opinion/feedback, but got no reaction. I’ll will try soekris support too. I’m willing to pay for a solution, only problem seems to be finding someone who can fix it.

    #52115

    rsiera
    Member

    I got some replies now:

    Fulvio:

    Sorry for the inconvenience. I do not know that device so I cannot help you. In the future I’ll try supporting it.

    Soekris:

    As we only make hardware it’ll be up to the zeroshell project to update their image to work with the net6501. I haven’t tried myself so I can only rely on the topic you linked but it seems like something needs to be updated in Zeroshell.

    Any suggestions anyone how to get out of this loop?

    #52116

    iptableuser
    Member

    I am out as I have now installed pfsense firewall and is working no problem on the 6501.

    #52117

    rsiera
    Member

    Apparently Soekris was so kind to ship a Net6501 towards Fulvio after I informed them of this thread. Fulvio has already examined the issue and hopes to come up with a new release in June that supports the Soekris Net6501 device.
    Thanks guys!

    #52118

    rsiera
    Member

    Normally Zeroshell 2.0.RC1 (http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/announcements/) should be installable on Soekris Net6501

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