Gigastrand OS Support

Support articles for Gigastrand OS. Each article will be coded in the title with GsOSx (e.g. GsOS2) to let you know what version of the Gigastrand OS the article pertains to.



Twice we have seen where the drive appears to fill up but there is no apparent reason for the drive being full. Three of the reasons we have seen so far are caused by 4 different but related issues. 1. Apache errors – for some unknown reason, the Apache log […]

Gigastrand NVR: Drive Full, not recycling


If you attempt to install Gigastrand NVR immediately after a fresh install of Gigastrand OS, you will want to refresh the package list before you do. If you don’t, the NVR software will look like it installs, but will miss several critical steps resulting in failure. You can refresh the […]

Gigastrand NVR: Refresh Repositories Before Install




One of our NVRs was attacked recently using a known attack that would have compromised or destroyed an off the shelf DVR. The operating system was corrupted by the attack, but it effectively stopped the attack in its tracks. The damage was repaired in less than 45 minutes and only […]

Anatomy of an unsuccessful NVR attack


Kodi in Gigastrand OS
Gigastrand OS 3.0 removed XBMC from its pre-installed software list because at the time, customers were reporting that they weren’t really using XBMC as the repositories at the time were for Ubuntu and didn’t have an updated version for Gigastrand OS. According to Kodi’s website, Debian now provides the packages […]

Installing Kodi in Gigastrand OS 3




tcp flaw patch
A flaw for Linux devices – including Gigastrand OS – has been discovered as detailed at Hacker News.  Researchers have uncovered a serious Internet flaw, which if exploited, could allow attackers to terminate or inject malware into unencrypted communication between any two vulnerable machines on the Internet. The vulnerability could […]

TCP Flaw Workaround Patch for Gigastrand OS