I spent Monday afternoon flashing my Linkstation twice. I flashed it with Freelink – a firmware containing a basic Debian installation. This means that instead of having a Buffalo custom variation of Linux, I have Debian and all of the packages that that includes.

I promptly managed to mess up the network configuration file and so once I rebooted the Linkstation, it didn’t have an IP address and as it doesn’t have any other access method it was rendered inaccessible. Fixing this necessitated opening the Linkstation up, plugging the drive into another computer, removing all content from the drive and then putting it back together and reflashing it.

I intend on using the Linkstation for automated backups and for making my music accessible over the network using DAAP. I’m sure I’ll think of other things.

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