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Old 01-29-2009, 10:50 AM   #12
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Device: iRex iLiad v1, Blackberry Tour, Kindle DX, iPad.
Hi, tudou!

Your setup looks pretty good to me. A couple of notes on what you said:

2) That's the right ethernet cable. If you have used it to download the developer's package (or anything else) successfully then you know it's working properly.

3) The light on the iLiad is controlled by a piece of software, and sometimes it stays on after it should have turned off. This is a minor bug. Can you use your iLiad after it boots up? If you press buttons and things happen, if you can open documents and stuff, then you shouldn't worry about it. The light should turn off after you press any button.

4) That should work fine.

Looking back at your earlier posts, I think I may see some possible problems:
  • I don't know what network-switcher does, but I don't use it myself. It might be conflicting with other things. Anyway, you don't need it.
  • Did you install unbrickable AND dropbear as separate packages? You only need unbrickable. It includes dropbear.
So, here's what I recommend:
  1. First, uninstall EVERYTHING you've installed before. If you're missing the uninstall files, that's okay. Try to uninstall everything you can.
  2. Now unzip this file: ifcheck.zip. It contains ifcheck.sh, an easy script for running ifconfig. Put ifcheck.sh on your SD card.
  3. Once that is done, re-install Unbrickable using this version.
    • Unzip the file to get the folder called 'unbrickableinst'.
    • Copy the folder onto your SD card.
    • On the iLiad, find where you put it and run the program "Install Unbrickable iLiad".
  4. Plug your iLiad into your network with the ethernet cable.
  5. Reboot your iLiad.
  6. After the iLiad boots, go to your SD card and find the script ifcheck.sh that you put there earlier.
  7. Run ifcheck.sh.
  8. After it runs you should see a new file called ifstatus.txt.
  9. Open ifstatus.txt and look for the entry for "eth0" and find the IP address. If there is no entry eth0, then there's a problem and you should stop here and post the contents of ifstatus.txt.
  10. If everything is good, you now have the IP address of the iLiad.
  11. Now run PuTTY. Use the following settings:
    • Session->Host Name (or IP address) : Input the iLiad's IP address from ifstatus.txt.
    • Session->Connection Type : Should be SSH.
    • Session->Port : Should be 22.
    • Connection->Data->Login Details->Auto-login Username : Enter 'root' (without the quotes).
  12. Click "Open" to connect to the iLiad.
  13. If everything is working correctly you should be asked for a password. Enter 'rootme' (without quotes) and it should log you on.
If any of these steps doesn't work, or you don't get the expected result, please post and say what didn't work and give any information you can from the steps before that.

Don't worry, we'll get this working eventually! Good luck!
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