Monthly Archives: August 2008

Notes: setting up on Koolu

I’ve gotten my Koolu WE Appliance (which is actually just an Ion 603 with a sticker, a hard drive and Ubuntu pre-installed) box some time ago. I intend to use it as a home server/gateway. With FreeBSD, of course.

One issue was getting a display for it. The box I’ve got has a standard VGA input, so I traded in a pair of pants for an old PC with a monitor. That solved it.

Then a keyboard – bought the cheapest USB one possible. Could have used the PS/2, but I gave that away. Anyway, a USB keyboard works fine, no additional configuration needed.

To install FreeBSD, used the 7.0 bootonly image, which was written to a USB stick using from the BSD forums. The final size of the image was 40 Mb. Then I just plugged the network cable into Koolu, and did a netinstall.


D-Link DWA-110 chip

I’ve opened up my DWA-110, it has a RT2571WF (Ralink) chip inside. Which gives us the RT5201USB chipset, according to this page and man rum.

By the way, I see the DWA-111 device ID having been added to the FreeBSD 7 CVS (rum driver). I’m pretty sure DWA-110 is supported, too. There’s an appropriate gap in the device ID list. (Can’t check it right now, since in Windows.)

Error while building the wpi driver, FreeBSD

Like this:

ln: @: Operation not permitted

Don’t try to link stuff while on a FAT partition, silly.