lizby wrote: Lennong wrote:
My goal is to have extroot on a stick, FAT support, 3G and multiWAN in one package, prefereably managed by either LuCI or x-Wrt. I have a tiny powered 4-port USB-hub that will fit inside the router and a couple of stripped flash memories ...
Any success with this? Pictures? What 4-port hub were you using?
I got it all here ready to be installed. However, I have tried to make extroot and/or pivotroot to work properly and been at that for weeks. I seriously doubt that anyone have had sucess with any of those. I have tried four different types of flash disks, followed an insane amount of tutorials to the letter, but every single time it fails, its simply ridiculous and I have almost given up. With extroot I can get it to boot on the flash disk, but as soon as I install more than a few packages it fails to boot properly and ends up in a limbo state with no network access. The pivotroot alternative simply dont work, period.
http://sateliti.info/showthread.php?182 … vn-branche
http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/extro … ot.overlay
http://www.rooot.net/en/geek-stuff/open … enwrt.html
http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howtobuild/ … howtobuild
http://www2.kaufmanfamily.net:8080/blog … root-intro
If someone are able to do an extroot (with more than a few packages installed) I will be much surprised...I don't know if it is becuase it gets loaded in RAM or something, but it aint working...
As for the hardware mods; I do have sourced a SO-DIMM with 64MB chips on it that is confirmed working, and will drop that in there with the flash disk and the hub once I get the #¤%&#&##¤ extroot working.
The hub in question is:
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/usb-2-0-ro … black-1148
It is powered with 5v and fits absolutely perfect inside (needs a touch, remove 0.5mm on one side), resting on the power connector.
The flash disks are the Sandisk Cruzer Edge, very easy to dismantle and you can cut off the PCB end that is serving as the USB male connector. Its basically only the chip left then.
I will upload photos once I get hold on a decent camera.
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