Hi Guys, and hopefully the TTN team.
I have been trying to install TTN on two separate Kerlinks, which i will refer to as KA and KB. KA is running Kerlinks own “SPN” software, and KB runs ThingPark. I have found some stuff I would like to share, and get your feedback on.
I have followed http://thethingsnetwork.org/wiki/Installing-your-Kerlink but have discovered the following for both Kerlinks:
The installation will NOT start unless a file called usbkey.txt is located in the root of the drive. This is provided by Kerlink, and is unique pr. device (I only have the key for KA right now). This is backed by information on Kerlinks wiki.
SSH access AND serial access is not possible with root/root - hence really hard to debug. This is also backed by information on Kerlinks wiki.
The TTN wiki article on how to install, links to https://github.com/TheThingsNetwork/kerlink-station-firmware/raw/master/dota/dota_thethingsnetwork_v1.1.tar.gz , but I can see that the GitHub repo has a few other versions, for example “dota_thethingsnetwork_SmartParcs_v1.4.tar.gz” - can this be used, or does it contain something special? I can see that the structure is somewhat different. (e.g. the knet directory
(With relation to the bullet above) end_dota.sh v1.1 tries to write the local_config to /mnt/fsuser-1/demo_gps_loramote/, shouldn’t this be /mnt/fsuser-1/thethingsnetwork/ ? (As in SmartParcs_v1.4)
== Additional info ==
- Even with the usbkey, TTN does not install correctly on KA (It doesn’t show up in the gateway API). I guess this makes sense if end_dota.sh writes to the wrong location.
- I have the a log-file with the entire boot sequence of KA (as written over serial)
I would really appreciate some input on this, and hear your experiences.
Also: I’m writing this here before creating a bug-report (or doing a git pull request), but please do let me know if I should.