Patriot Valkyrie hacking
tod at todandlorna.com
Sat May 1 19:13:33 MDT 2010
As a followup, I took the thing apart, and it has a Marvell 88F5182-a2
500 Mhz ARM9 processor on it, so I know it will run linux of some sort.
1 GB of DDR400 ram soldered into the thing in 2 512MB chips. Might be a
good Linux-From-Scratch project here. It doesn't have any flash media
on it, and I'm not sure where exactly it will store the firmware (some
chip I'm not seeing, or at least not recognizing). I'm looking for
ideas on how to get firmware on there if I were to be starting from
scratch, as opposed to using the default web interface (because chances
are that will only work once and I will mess it up the first time).
It will probably be slow going, as side hobby projects tend to be.
Anyone know what direction I should go for this one?
On 4/30/2010 8:36 PM, Tod Hansmann wrote:
> Before I dive into the apparently new ground, has anyone else tried to
> mess with a Patriot Valkyrie NAS and custom firmware? The thing is
> nice hardware with horrid software, and it runs slow as all get. I'm
> hoping to put something more workable on it, but apparently this is
> hasn't been done at all yet.
> For reference, this is the device:
> -Tod Hansmann
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