[clug] Some NSLU2 errata

Paul TBBle Hampson Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com
Fri Oct 27 09:53:36 GMT 2006

On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 12:01:20PM +1000, Robert Edwards wrote:
> Just wanted to "correct" some minor details in Michael's excellent
> Google/NSLU2 talk last night:

> 1) There are two versions of "Debian" for NSLU2 (as Michael said),
> but the one that Michael refers to as "Debian Unstable" is also
> the version that the NSLU2 folk call "DebianSlug" and it uses the
> standard Debian ARM packages (little endian and the .deb package
> format). The other Debian (big-endian) is called OpenDebianSlug,
> uses the ipkg package format and is (apparently) obsolete. It is
> based on OpenSlug (which also uses the ipkg repository).
> More details at:
> http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/DebianSlug/HomePage ,
> http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/OpenSlug/HomePage and
> http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/DebianSlug/OpenDebianSlug

Just to follow up, since I raised it at the time, the Debian
instructions I was using that use the Debian-built kernel are
at [1].

However, since I did my slug, a note has been posted to say that
the current d-i NSLU2 kernel image isn't working, so I'd prolly
leave that alone for now...

I guess what you ended up with was DebianSlug anyway...

I have to say, I think I'd rather have my Debian in the flash
than hanging out the back on a hard disk, in 20:20 hindsight.

On the other hand, [1] mentions a different NIC driver under

[1] http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, B.Sc, LPI, MCSE
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