Web UI to reboot to another partition (for Linksys/ZyXEL dual-partition routers) and to power off/power down


#125

I'm familiar with SSH, but not the specific command to transfer or compress a file from the router.
I do have WinSCP and Windows Subsystem for Linux (Ubuntu)


#126

@stangri picked up a refurb WRT32X, awesome router so far. A few posts up you were looking for info to improve advanced reboot with it. Is there anything I could post to help this project along?


#127

Thank you. @spuriousoffspring had sent me the images of relevant partitions for both stock images and OpenWrt long time ago, however I still couldn't figure out the way how to retrieve the system information from those compressed images on-device.

If anyone has an idea how to do it, either hit me up or send a PR.


#128

It was fixed in MASTER SNAPSHOT as of a week or two ago. I can't remember what the Change Number was or what was done to fix it, but I'm pretty sure it was somewhere in the Buildbot #180's.
I'm currently on OpenWrt SNAPSHOT r7478-16035a7 / LuCI Master (git-18.193.61091-777ffa9) which is Buildbot #190 and it's working fine.
Thanks again @stangri for all your help!


#129

I've sent PR for the WRT32X support fix about a week ago, it's in trunk and has been back-ported to 18.06 tree (so I hope it would be in the release as well) and yesterday I've sent a PR to have the buttons show in important style, haven't checked if it's been back-ported to 18.06 yet tho.

PS. Thank you Bryan, it wouldn't have been possible without your help and testing.


#130

Hi mate,

Many thanks for your efforts in creating great packages for our routers!!

Just picked up a GL-AR750S-EXT which features a NOR and NAND flash, is it possible for you to add support for this router?

Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

Happy holidays:)


#131

How do you switch the boot partition on it?


#132

I don’t think that device is “dual flash” in the same way these other devices are.
I believe it uses a 16MB NOR for firmware and a 128MB NAND for mass storage.

Under Openwrt, I think only the NOR is accessible.

I could be wrong as I never ended up with my hands on one of these.


#133

Thanks mate, haven't had a chance to look into this yet, was travelling over the holidays. I beleive tgere is a waya to switch from nand to nor, I recall stumbling over a support question thread, routers early uboot ver had an issue where it would only boot into nand despite having flashed an openwrt nor fw.... There was a command you could enter to set boot to nand. I believe it's was the setboot command. Will take a look when I have time.


#134

Under openwrt source NOR is only availble for compilation but the manufacture maintains a fork to enable nand functionality... I've compiled that fork and have a nand image now of Openwrt bleeding edge working great:)


#135

Cool. Still doesn’t really make it applicable to this advanced reboot app in my eyes as it doesn’t alternate flash sysupgrading.

It’s a different use case altogether compared to all other supported devices thus far.


#136
  1. Can you have two independent installs of different OSes on each partition, with their own settings, etc?
  2. Is there a shell command to switch "active" partition?