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Friday, November 5, 2010

OpenWRT on a Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar - Hack a Day

OpenWRT on a Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar

posted Jul 17th 2010 3:51pm by Mike Szczys
filed under: peripherals hacks

The Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar aims to make all of your stuff available online. It serves that purpose but sometimes you just want more options for controlling your hardware and running some scripts. [Eric Cooper] put together a guide for installing OpenWRT on the Dockstar by building your own kernel and loading it onto the internal storage. Once you have a kernel that will play nicely with the hardware, you can install it by tunneling in through SSH; the same method you would use if you wanted to run Linux on this hardware. If you have problems along the way, [Eric's] also included a guide for cracking the Dockstar open and connecting a serial cable.

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