LS-WXL Debian rebuild

Filed under: Linux — zrenx @ 8:41 下午

After 4 years of hard working, both hard drives in my LS-WXL have bad sectors. A replacement of hard drives is necessary, as the price of both SSD and large HDD are very good at the moment, I decided to install the system on a HIKVISION C160 256G SSD, while using a HGST 3TB HHD as storage.

Here’s how I overcome the issues and finally did it.

As described in: https://github.com/rogers0/OpenLinkstation
Download files from https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/armel/daily/kirkwood/network-console/buffalo/
However, this url might show “Not Found” as the daily build might fail, you have to check another day, say https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/armel/20191028-01:09/kirkwood/network-console/buffalo/ls-wxl/
Files are downloaded and put in the first partition of the SSD.

SSD partition is done as:

/boot 200MB ext3
/ 255GB ext4
/swap 800MB

Power up the machine and login with ssh:

ssh installer@

Follow the instructions and reach the point when partition guide is done, there I met the first issue: OOM.
Solution is to turn on SWAP. SSH with another terminal window and select “installer shell”, then

mkswap /dev/sda3
swapon /dev/sda3

Login again and redo the process, the installation is completed without further issues.

Post install
After installation, a few packages are installed to meet my need, however there’s a lot error messages showing up:

Failed to reload daemon: Refusing to reload, not enough space available on /run/
systemd. Currently, 11.0M are free, but a safety buffer of 16.0M is enforced.

To resolve this, I need to increase the run partition size, edit the initramfs.conf:

vim /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf

Find the line says: “RUNSIZE=10%” and change it to “RUNSIZE=15%”
Regenerate the initramfs

dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-4.19.0-6-marvell

—- UPDATE —-
Fan control
Set signal 0/85/170/255 to pwm1

cat 85 > /sys/devices/platform/gpio_fan/hwmon/hwmon0/pwm1

Check RPM of the fan

cat 85 > /sys/devices/platform/gpio_fan/hwmon/hwmon0/fan1_input

For automatic fan control, install afancontrol and edit /etc/afancontrol/afancontrol.conf accordinglly.

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