Re: [SheevaPlug] Order not received
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Steve Pirk wrote:
> Having never used Ubuntu/Debian for more than an hour in gui mode only,
> I have to say that I did not realize how broken the install was. Mine is
> up and serving it's first web site, so I am happy for the moment. It is
> also acting as a dns slave zone and is accepting mail. Seems to be
> faster than the toshiba laptop it is destined to replace in the future.
Hmm --- that's interesting; maybe it's just me! Did you not need the
mkdir -p /var/cache/apt/archives/partial to make apt-get work, then?
> Forum posts
> list 2 watts as the typical power consumption, so I think low power is
> also going to be a real selling point.
One thing I completely forgot to mention is that it's utterly *silent*.
I've dealt with no-moving-parts devices before but they usually have at
least blinkenlights to let you know they're doing something. The
SheevaPlug has nothing, and seeing it do a kernel compile or major
benchmark (I tried running some of Phoronix' tests, but they didn't work
very well for some reason) on a device with absolutely no feedback is
quite unnerving. In a good way!
My next step is to put a Debian userland on a USB drive, boot from it,
and see if I can replace the on-board filesystem. u-boot looks ideal for
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