Author Topic: Tools for Installing Debian Linux on Intel-based Terastations (TS5000,QVL etc)  (Read 582 times)


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I've been using a few Intel-based Terastations (TS5800 and TS-8VHL) as my main backup devices for the past year or so running Debian Linux and have been pleased with their reliability and performance. Though they've worked great there are a few features that don't work out of the box such as the buttons LEDs and the LCD display. Over the past few weeks I've finally gotten around to creating the necessary scripts/patches/etc necessary to enable all of the missing functionality.

I've written up as much detail as possible about how everything works and packaged everything up in a custom Debian installer image to make it easy to get started. I've also published all the source code to everything.

The technical details and documentation can be found at:

The installer image and source code can be found at:

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.