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-===== Piratebox on the A5-V11 ===== 
-If you liked having Piratebox on the Zsun. I am now bringing it to you now on a device the size of a pack of gum!  ​ 
-After many MONTHS of installing, troubleshooting,​ resetting e.d. I now have a complete working Piratebox installation for the A5-V11.  ​ 
-I would like to share my installation scripts in order to let you install your own.  ​ 
  
-<WRAP center centeralign alert 75%>This tutorial was created with OpenWRT LEDE 18.06.5 using the similar Zsun manual method</​WRAP>​ 
- 
-<WRAP center centeralign alert 75%>This tutorial is for the technical minded but should be simple to follow until we get a full install package/​script working for extroot.  ​ 
-NOBODY will take responsibility or be liable for anything you do to your device.  ​ 
-If you brick it trying these procedures, **YOU** are solely responsible for your actions.  ​ 
-**YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED**. However, we can try and help in the forums.  ​ 
-This has been recently tested on Nov 17, 2019 and working with PirateBox v1.1.2. </​WRAP>​ 
-  
-==== 0a. PreSetup A5-V11 from STOCK FIRMWARE ==== 
-You need: 
-  * laptop/PC with Ethernet Port 
-  * telnet client (I use putty) 
-  * Ethernet Cable 
-  * VFAT formatted USB flash drive (might not be empty) 
-Download: 
-  * [[http://​druss.org/​public/​test-build/​uboot256.img|u-boot 256]] This is version 3 which supports recovery from USB as well as TFTP and serial. 
-  * [[http://​druss.org/​public/​test-build/​openwrt-ramips-rt305x-a5-v11-squashfs-factory.bin|My OpenWrt release]] 
-  ​ 
-  * Copy them to USB drive, rename OpenWrt image to firmware.bin 
-  * Connect your laptop/PC to the A5-V11 via Ethernet and power up the A5-V11 
-  * Connect the USB Flash drive to the A5-V11 
-  * Telnet to the A5-V11 with the following command: 
-<​code>​telnet 192.168.100.1</​code>​ 
-  * The username and password are admin 
-  * Mount the USB flash drive with the following command: 
-<​code>​mount /dev/sda1 /​mnt</​code>​ 
-  * Wait a few seconds and verify that you see files 
-<​code>​ls /​mnt</​code>​ 
-  * You should see your files. Do not go further if you do not see files ! 
-  * Upgrade uboot - be careful, do not reset router during and after this operation ! 
-<​code>​mtd_write write  /​mnt/​uboot256.img Bootloader</​code>​ 
-  * You should see on console 
-<​code>​ 
-#Unlocking Bootloader … 
-#Writing from /​mnt/​uboot256.img to Bootloader …  [w] 
-</​code>​ 
-  * Upgrade firmware - do not reset router during this operation! 
-<​code>​ mtd_write write /​mnt/​firmware.bin Kernel</​code>​ 
-  * You should see on console 
-<​code>​ 
-#Unlocking Kernel … 
-#Writing from /​mnt/​firmware.bin to Kernel …  [w] 
-</​code>​ 
-Reboot router with the following command. 
-<​code>​reboot</​code>​ 
- 
-==== 0b. PreSetup A5-V11 from OpenWRT ==== 
-You need: 
-  * laptop/PC with Ethernet Port 
-  * pscp client (windows cli) 
-  * Ethernet Cable 
-Download: 
-  * [[http://​druss.org/​public/​test-build/​openwrt-ramips-rt305x-a5-v11-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin|My OpenWrt release]] 
-  * In a command line interface be it bash for linux or CMD for Windows, copy over the sysupgrade using pscp. below is an example. 
-<​code>​ 
-pscp -scp "​C:​\path\to\image\openwrt-ramips-rt305x-a5-v11-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin"​ root@192.168.1.1:/​tmp/​firmware.bin 
-</​code>​ 
-  * Connect to your A5-V11 device via SSH and run 
-  <​code>​ 
-  sysupgrade -n -v /​tmp/​firmware.bin 
-  </​code>​ 
-Your device should reboot once the update is complete. Now, I had an issue with my old uboot not letting it boot due to bad magic. Fortunatly I was able to recover by installing the updated uboot256.img via serial and tftp. 
- 
-==== 1a. Network Debacle ==== 
-I have an issue with my router that ANY device connected to it via static IP wont recieve DNS addresses from the gateway (my router). Here is a simple fix if you cant ping google.com from your A5-V11. 
-<​code>​ 
-uci set network.lan.proto='​dhcp'​ 
-uci commit 
-service network reload 
-</​code>​ 
-Now try pinging google.com 
-<​code>​ 
-ping google.com 
-</​code>​ 
-if you see success, kill ping with a CTRL+Z 
-  ​ 
-==== 1b. Setup Mounts ==== 
-=== Format USB Drive === 
-  * Copy and paste one line at a time 
-<​code>​ 
-cd /tmp 
-export LD_LIBRARY_PATH='/​lib:/​usr/​lib:/​tmp/​lib:/​tmp/​usr/​lib'​ 
-opkg update && opkg install -d ram e2fsprogs dosfstools fdisk 
-wget http://​druss.org/​public/​parts 
-chmod +x /tmp/parts 
-./parts 
-/​tmp/​usr/​sbin/​mkfs.fat /dev/sda1 
-/​tmp/​usr/​sbin/​mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda2 
-</​code>​ 
- 
-  * copy and paste into command shell 
-<​code>​ 
-mkdir -p /​opt/​piratebox/​share 
-uci add fstab mount 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].target=/​opt/​piratebox/​share 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].device=/​dev/​sda1 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].fstype=vfat 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].options=rw,​sync 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].enabled=1 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].enabled_fsck=0 
-uci commit 
-mkdir /​mnt/​sda2 ​ 
-mount -t ext4 /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 
-tar -C /overlay -cvf - . | tar -C /mnt/sda2 -xf - 
-uci add fstab mount 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].target=/​overlay 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].device=/​dev/​sda2 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].fstype=ext4 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].options=rw,​sync 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].enabled=1 
-uci set fstab.@mount[-1].enabled_fsck=0 
-uci commit 
-reboot 
-</​code>​ 
- 
-=== It is getting late. === 
-I will finish this later. :-D Hopefully not in a year or so.