Since upgrading to Lion I’ve lost the ability to manage my Drobo via Drobo Dashboard and mtdaap (iTunes Sharing) has stopped working. The Drobo no longer shows up in Time Machine either, even though file sharing and ssh seems to work fine. I blame DRI’s proprietary software.
So… having a fairly decent knowlege of embedded systems I figured I could just set up a gentoo chroot and install some software that actually works. It was easier than I thought and here’s how to do it directly on the Drobo over ssh:
[php]# We’re installing as ‘gentoo’ in the DroboApps share
Grab and extract stage 3 tarball
tar -xjf “stage3-armv5tel-20111028.tar.bz2” -C “$DROBOAPPS/gentoo”
Setup new environment
cp /etc/resolv.conf “$DROBOAPPS/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf”
“$DROBOAPPS/gentoo/bin/chroot” “$DROBOAPPS/gentoo” emerge --sync
Enter environment whenever you want with
“$DROBOAPPS/gentoo/bin/chroot” “$DROBOAPPS/gentoo” bash[/php]
You’ll notice you now have a familiar GNU userland with a fully functional install of perl and python AND a working C compiler!