Tips on reducing memory and running Linux on a flash device
David Härdeman has contributed two really valuable guides that will be
of great interest to many NSLU2 users:
- The first guide is for people running Linux on a flash device, such
as a USB flash stick. Since flash only supports a limited number of
writes, it is important to reduce the wear and tear on the underlying
flash device. David's guide gives some practical advice of how to
achieve this: http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/linux-on-flash.html
- The second guide gives a few tips and tricks that can be used to
reduce the amount of RAM a system needs. This is particularly
interesting to NSLU2 users since 32 MB of RAM is not a lot.
These guides mention Debian but most of the advice applies to other
NSLU2 firmwares and to Linux in general.