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Having trouble transferring minipwner.tar 5 years, 10 months ago #46

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I'm having trouble moving the .tar file from my PC to the router. I've got a 4 Gb thumb drive, formatted with 2 partitions as per the instructions. I'm running netcat and have tried transferring both via telnet and via ssh. In both instances, my screen locks up as indicated in step 17, but when I attempt open up the file in the next step I get the message "tar: short read".

Also, the command "dir" keeps returning

"-ash: dir: not found". Is this normal? This is my first foray into busybox.

Any hints you can give me would be much appreciated.

Re: Having trouble transferring minipwner.tar 5 years, 10 months ago #51

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I'm having trouble moving the .tar file from my PC to the router. I've got a 4 Gb thumb drive, formatted with 2 partitions as per the instructions. I'm running netcat and have tried transferring both via telnet and via ssh. In both instances, my screen locks up as indicated in step 17, but when I attempt open up the file in the next step I get the message "tar: short read".


What command were you using to transfer via ssh? From a Linux shell you should be able to type "scp minipwner.tar root@[hostIP]:/usr/share", replacing [hostIP] with your minipwner's IP(I have to change mine to 192.168.2.1 to prevent collisions on my network). From there you can follow the rest of the instructions. I used to know how to do this with Putty for Windows but that's been years ago, so hopefully if you're using Windows then someone will be able to assist you there..



Also, the command "dir" keeps returning

"-ash: dir: not found". Is this normal? This is my first foray into busybox.


You want to use "ls". From this I'm guessing you're not using Linux as your main computer...

Re: Having trouble transferring minipwner.tar 5 years, 10 months ago #53

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ehrichweiss wrote:

You want to use "ls". From this I'm guessing you're not using Linux as your main computer...

Thanks for that.. I should have remembered 'ls' , I run Ubuntu, which is a little more forgiving.

All I seem to be doing is writing the file name, rather than moving the file. "minipwner.tar" is there, but it contains no data.
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Re: Having trouble transferring minipwner.tar 5 years, 10 months ago #55

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OK, so I can telnet into the router, or after setting a password I can ssh in.
However, I get nothing when I try pinging my laptop from the router, or when I try pinging the router from my laptop.
I've set a static Ip of 192.168.1.111 on the laptop, and the router is at 192.168.1.1

Oh, yeah.. I can't access the router from the browser anymore either, not sure if that's normal or another symptom of what I'm doing wrong.
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Re: Having trouble transferring minipwner.tar 5 years, 10 months ago #57

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OK.. got the tar file transferred and installed. As in all things, switching to a linux computer made things better. Thanks for the help ehrichweiss.

Re: Having trouble transferring minipwner.tar 5 years, 10 months ago #62

funny how that works, huh..
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