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Trying to image Omega2+

  • Here's what I'm trying to do. I'd like to create a Virtualbox image of the Omega2+ firmware so that I can mess around with it without the fear of bricking my device.
    I found this guy: (http://repo.onion.io/omega2/images/)
    but I'm unable to create a usable image (like a VDI, say, using VBoxManage or the like) from those .bin files. Unsurprising.

    Next I thought I might be able to create an image using dd by doing something like:
    ssh root@omega.local "dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -1 -" | dd of=/tmp/image.gz
    however, it doesn't look like the filesystem is at /dev/sda.

    I'm relatively new to OpenWRT/LEDE but I know enough about linux to get myself in trouble. If anyone could help me out here I'd be very appreciative.


  • @Daniel-Hinds-Bond said in Trying to image Omega2+:

    I'd like to create a Virtualbox image of the Omega2+ firmware

    That there already is a show-stopper for you. The Omega2(+) uses MIPS-architecture, not x86/x64, so you can't run the images in Virtualbox anyways! Virtualbox isn't an emulator, it's a virtualizer.

  • well, shucks...
    thanks very much for the reply.
    the real problem i'm having is that i'm trying to build some packages from source and installing all the dependencies, etc. fills up the limited space on the device. any suggestions for how to proceed? like, maybe booting from a usb device?
    I know @Duane-Morin was working on that here: (https://community.onion.io/topic/1235/does-reboot-not-come-back-for-anybody-else)

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