[debian-non-standard] USB-Stick not active after flashing

Thomas Ohms sm_debian at lokarabia.ath.cx
Wed Jun 25 19:00:27 CEST 2008

Am Mittwoch, den 25.06.2008, 14:09 +0200 schrieb Tomasz Chmielewski:
> Thomas Ohms schrieb:
> > Am Montag, den 23.06.2008, 21:53 +0200 schrieb Tomasz Chmielewski:
> >> Thomas Ohms schrieb:
> >>> Hi there,
> >>> I was following your instructions on
> >>> http://wpkg.org/Running_Debian_on_ASUS_WL-500G_deluxe for the same
> >>> model. After flashing I put everything on ext3 formatted USB stick but
> >>> when I connect the router the LED of my USB stick stays dark. Seems the
> >>> USB port isn't active. First I thought that I have done something wrong
> >>> with flashing and so I used the Windows recovery tool from ASUS to flash
> >>> again (which is quite comfortable), but same result. Also I've added a
> >>> boot flag to USB stick and nothing happened again.
> >>> Any idea why my USB port on the router isn't active?
> >> Is the USB stick detected if you use OpenWRT?
> >>
> >> Do you have a serial cable?
> >>
> >>
> > I'm afraid no - USB port isn't active either and I'm afraid I don't have
> > a serial cable (guess it would make things easier).
> Please reply to the list (i.e., use "Reply All" in your mail client).
> So if USB doesn't work with OpenWRT, and it doesn't work with original 
> ASUS firmware, then it means your hardware is simply broken.

No, with original firmware it works fine! As I said - I could imagine
that it has to do with the upload process via tftp and that my way of
uploading via ASUS' restoration tool just isn't working as I was
thinking of.

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