[LEDE-DEV] ar711xx MikroTik conflicting image recommendation

Joe Ayers joe at ayerscasa.com
Sun Feb 5 14:41:12 PST 2017

Ditto on information to further test new Mikrotik models.

I'm testing on 912G 5HPnD  (BaseBox 5).   I had previously loaded
Chaos Calmer per the docs on openwrt successfully, but of course no
sysupgrade, UBI, squashfs, etc.   However, when I test the current
LEDE changes,  after sysupgrade from RAM, the bootloader doesn't load
the kernel.  Probably, still trying to load a file in a filesystem

I'm new to Mikrotik hardware, so working to figure out how to gain
bootloader console access to see what is going on and configure the
bootloader to work properly, assuming this is the problem.   Any
pointers in the right direction would be appreciated.    Note, my path
of firmware on the hardware is RouterBoard stock ->  Chaos Calmer ->

John,  follow the directions on the openwrt site under "common
procedures for Mikrotik" to "Setup dnsmasq DHCP/TFTP server" using the
LEDE RC images.  After booting with LEDE ram image,  scp to /tmp the
LEDE sysupgrade image, then use sysupgrade to flash.


> Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2017 22:39:54 +0100
> From: "John Ricardo" <johnricardo03 at mail.com>
> To: lede-dev at lists.infradead.org
> Subject: [LEDE-DEV] ar711xx MikroTik conflicting image recommendation
> Message-ID:
>         <trinity-e2661b82-c73f-484f-8d3f-44eef7e92f04-
> Hello Everyone,
> I just purchased a MikroTik RB493G that I would like to try 17.01-rc1 on.
> I found the page:
> https://lede-project.org/docs/targets/ar71xx
> and it says to use the generic ar71xx images
> However https://lede-project.org/toh/start?dataflt%5BBrand*%7E%5D=
> mikrotik&dataflt%5BModel*%7E%5D=rb493g
> refers me to openwrt.org and a page that hasn't been touched since 12.09.
> I have also read the thread
> MikroTik RouterBoard ar71xx changes by Felix Fietkau but it lacks detailed
> directions for me to follow.
> Which imsage should I use and what is the best way to try it out?
> Thanks,
> John

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