Unable to install ENTWARE - R9000

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BritinMA

Occasional Visitor
Good day,

I have followed instructions, but must be misunderstanding something; I have tried 2 different ways:

Method One:

USB Drive, formatted ext4, labelled 'optware", extracted entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic to flash drive.

Code:
ls -lash optware/
total 28K
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  4 steve steve 4.0K Oct 28 12:17 .
4.0K drwxr-x---+ 3 steve steve 4.0K Oct 28 14:31 ..
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  4 steve steve 4.0K Oct 28 12:17 entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic
 16K drwx------  2 steve steve  16K Oct 27 16:55 lost+found
Insert to router, reboot, it does not mount at all.

Code:
[email protected]:/dev$ mount
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on /rom type squashfs (ro,relatime)
devtmpfs on /rom/dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=515196k,nr_inodes=128799,mode=755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=0k)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=512k,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)
none on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,relatime)
ubi0:overlay_volume on /overlay type ubifs (rw,relatime)
ubi1:plexmediaserver on /tmp/plexmediaserver type ubifs (rw,relatime)
overlayfs:/overlay on / type overlayfs (rw,relatime,lowerdir=/,upperdir=/overlay)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
pstore on /tmp/ramoops/pstore type pstore (rw,relatime)
[email protected]:/dev$ uptime
 14:32:41 up 5 min, load average: 0.25, 0.24, 0.11
Method Two:

USB Drive, formatted ext4, labelled 'optware", extracted everything within "entware" directory within entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic to flash drive.

Code:
ls -lash optware/
total 48K
4.0K drwxr-xr-x 12 steve steve 4.0K Oct 15 04:14 .
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  4 steve steve 4.0K Oct 28 12:17 ..
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  2 steve steve 4.0K Oct 17 05:26 bin
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  5 steve steve 4.0K Oct 17 05:26 etc
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  2 steve steve 4.0K Oct 15 04:14 home
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  3 steve steve 4.0K Oct 17 05:26 lib
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  2 steve steve 4.0K Oct 17 05:26 root
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  2 steve steve 4.0K Oct 17 05:26 sbin
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  4 steve steve 4.0K Oct 15 04:14 share
4.0K drwxrwxrwx  3 steve steve 4.0K Oct 17 05:27 tmp
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  4 steve steve 4.0K Oct 15 04:14 usr
4.0K drwxr-xr-x  6 steve steve 4.0K Oct 17 05:26 var
Insert into router, reboot, nothing again.

Also tried to mount manually:

Code:
[email protected]:/tmp/mnt$ ls -lash
   0 drwxr-xr-x    4 root     root          100 Oct 28 14:43 .
   0 drwxrwxrwt   35 root     root         3.1k Oct 28 14:43 ..
   0 lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            4 Oct 28 14:27 optware -> sdg1
   0 drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root           40 Oct 28 14:27 sdg1
   0 drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root           40 Oct 28 14:43 test
[email protected]:/tmp/mnt$ mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/test/
mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /mnt/test/ failed
What did I misunderstand from the readme doc?

BTW - no idea what the sdg1 is, or why optware is linked to it.

Thanks for any advice!
 

KW.

Regular Contributor
If you use Voxel firmware, join the Kamojs beta testing program and read Kamojs Faq and you will have a automated script to install entware.

 

Voxel

Very Senior Member
Typing on my phone, so sorry if misprints.
Both methods are wrong. You should neither extract entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic (?) from original entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic.tar.gz nor do selective extraction from this tarball like everything from directory entware to the root of your USB.
Just extract everything from entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic.tar.gz to the root of your USB

cd /mnt/optware
tar xf /fullpath-to/entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic.tar.gz

where fullpath-to is full path to directory where this tar.gz is placed.

You should see three dirs in ‘ls -al /mnt/optware’ command:

autorun
entware
lost+found

Voxel.
 
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BritinMA

Occasional Visitor
Voxel, I always appreciate when you respond - thank you.

I did exactly as you said - the other issue I mentioned is that the router is not mounting on reboot - and this is still the same.

Code:
[email protected]:~$ ls -lash /dev/sd*
   0 brw-r--r--    1 root     root       8,   0 Sep  2 11:51 /dev/sda
   0 brw-r--r--    1 root     root       8,   1 Sep  2 11:51 /dev/sda1
[email protected]:~$ mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/optware/
mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /mnt/optware/ failed
[email protected]:~$ mount -t ext4 /dev/sda1 /mnt/optware/
mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /mnt/optware/ failed
[email protected]:~$
I tried multiple USB drives, using ms-dos partition table on one, and gtp on the other; formatted to ext-4 and when that didn't work, I tried ext-3.

and this also is curious as there is no sdf/sdf1:

Code:
[email protected]:/tmp/mnt$ ls -lash
   0 drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root           80 Sep  2 11:51 .
   0 drwxrwxrwt   36 root     root         3.4k Oct 28 17:28 ..
   0 lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            4 Sep  2 11:51 optware -> sdf1
   0 drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root           40 Sep  2 11:51 sdf1
[email protected]:/tmp/mnt$
Any ideas?
 

Voxel

Very Senior Member
I did exactly as you said - the other issue I mentioned is that the router is not mounting on reboot - and this is still the same.
Try to do the following:

1. Use MBR USB disk, not GPT (I am not sure that this firmware supports GPT). Maybe try to do initial expariments with rather small USB flash drive, 4-8GB or so.

2. Format it as ext4:
Code:
mkfs.ext4 -L optware -O ^64bit /dev/sda1
3. Run this command after formatting as ext4:
Code:
tune2fs -O ^metadata_csum /dev/sda1
4. Run the following commands:
Code:
mkdir /mnt/myusb
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/myusb
cd /mnt/myusb
ls -al
wget https://www.voxel-firmware.com/Downloads/Voxel/Entware/entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic.tar.gz
tar xf entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial-generic.tar.gz
ls -al
reboot
And publish the output of these commands. Check after reboot that Entware and disk are OK.

Voxel.
 

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