Category:Foonas-em

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About

foonas-em is a small embedded Linux distribution that replaces existing firmware in flash memory on network attached storage devices (although on most platforms it may also be TFTP booted). foonas-em provides a separate operating system and utilities to the main Linux distribution on the hard disk that provide repair, maintenance and operating system installation & upgrade capabilities above and beyond existing manufacturer and third party distributions. foonas-em contains the following features:

  • Assorted filesystem repair utilities - ext2, ext3, JFS, ReiserFS and more (depending on platform and flash space)
  • Full ftp daemon available at boot
  • Full root account telnet access
  • A selection of Busybox utilities
  • Simple installation of supported OS via web browser using inbuilt web server
  • LVM and RAID utilities (depending on platform and flash space)
  • U-Boot environment modification utilities (depending on platform bootloader)
  • USB Storage support (depending on platform and flash space)
  • Localised into English, Spanish and German (online web installer content will be localised in next version)
  • ipv6 support (auto-configuration via ipv6 router only)

Status: Stable

Currently foonas-em is stable for the platforms listed as supported below. Other platforms should be considered alpha or beta quality.

Platform Support

Note that XFS support should not be used with any of the ARM platforms listed below.

Supported Devices

Devices supported as of version 0.1.0-r2:

  Platform Busybox Config Needs Bootloader Needs Serial TFTP Only Flash Install Reiser Support JFS Support VFAT Support RAID, LVM USB Storage
Buffalo LinkStation HD & Kurobox (PowerPC) Small Yes No No Yes Full Full Yes No Yes
Buffalo LinkStation HG, HS-DGL & Kurobox HG (PowerPC) Small Yes No No Yes Full Full Yes No Yes
Buffalo LinkStation LS-GL & HS-DHGL (ARM) Medium No Yes Yes Never Full Full Yes Yes Yes
Kurobox Pro (ARM) Medium No Yes No Yes Full Full Yes Yes Yes
QNAP TS-209 (ARM) Medium No Yes Yes No Full Full Yes Yes Yes

Supported Soon

  Platform Busybox Config Needs Bootloader Needs Serial TFTP Only Flash Install Reiser Support JFS Support VFAT Support RAID, LVM USB Storage
Buffalo LinkStation HD (MIPSel) Small Yes No No Yes Module Full Yes No Yes
HP Media Vault mv2120 (ARM) Medium No Yes Yes Never Full Full Yes Yes Yes
QNAP TS-109 (ARM) Medium No Yes Yes No Full Full Yes Yes Yes
Thecus N1200 (PowerPC) Medium No Yes No Yes Full Full Yes Yes Yes
Thecus N2100 (ARM) Medium No No No Yes Full Full Yes Yes Yes
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