[lug] NSLU2 on sale at OfficeMax(?)
jbuzbee at nyx.net
Fri Jun 30 10:57:18 MDT 2006
On mine, I boot off the internal flash into a root filesystem on a
512M thumb-drive. I then run MySQL/Apache/etc off the thumb drive.
No moving parts, very little power draw. Here's a list of what others
are doing :
On Jun 30, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Bear Giles wrote:
> It's probably too low-powered. It only has 2 USB ports and a cat-5
> network port.
> On the rest, my information is several months out-of-date. Printers
> and usb wifi are the most popular items (after disks and thumb
> drives), but I think other things have been attached as well. I
> seem to recall that some people reported having problems when they
> chained devices, but that may only apply when using the Linksys/
> Cisco image, not a reflashed one.
> I'm not sure on running different OS flavors. The problem is that
> the kernel needs to be in the flash even if everything else is on
> disk. It's no different from using a rescue disk that boots the
> system from CD-ROM but pivots to the hard disk. Maybe somebody has
> written a two-stage booter that lives in flash but can boot an
> arbitrary kernel off of an attached drive.
> I think it can do a network wakeup, but would have to check the
> wiki to be sure.
> Rob Nagler wrote:
>> Bear Giles writes:
>>> Or you can go hardcore and reflash the device.
>> I need a low power device that runs an hour a day and shuts off. I'm
>> currently using a VIA/LEX board. The cool thing is that it has a
>> bootable CF slot so I can load any OS easily (currently our own
>> version of RH7.2). I need a serial port, audio, and wifi (USB is
>> for this). Most importantly, I need to have it wake up with an RTC
>> interrupt. Being the lazy sort, do you know if the NSLU2 handles all
>> of the above?
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