I dont have a N5200 yet, but I'm considering buying one to use as a home NAS+server (http,ftp,mail,...)
Ideally I'd like to run debian. I've done this with other devices, just not the N5200 yet.
I have a few questions to ask:
1- In the vendor firmware, what's in flash and what's on disk ? Is the kernel on flash ? is there anything on disk besides user config files ? 2- Can someone post output for dmesg; cat /proc/mtd; cat /var/log/dmesg (if any) on a freshly booted N5200 with SSH installed ? 3- Is there a known way (jumper, bootloader, config, whatever) to get the N5200 to start from an on-disk kernel ?
Sorry guys I'm such a noob I'll post again when I figure out how to get things done.
it shoud be possible... the box uses the grub boot loader. with some changes in the bootloader config you can view the boot device selection (default, there are two entries (Normal/Factory)) over the serial interface. for myself i thought also about my own linux on the box (without webinterface, only samba filesharing, teamspeak...), but i haven't time yet to make it.
i will post a screenshot from the boot selection later...