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Re: Sheevaplug Questions


you can try using ubifs with compression if you didn't already, that will get 
some more out of the limited space.

But you should try avoiding writes to the flash, so consider mounting parts as 
tmpfs etc, there are quite some ideas floating around on the plugforum.

/var etc could be parked on an sd which will propably not last forever, but 
with backups from time to time you are on the safe side.

I think the internal flash is faster then an external usb stick, no idea about 
harddrives though, so if you are going to attach one anyway why not just park 
the rootfs there as well eh? A simple 2.5' hd doesn't use much power and for 
further usb gadgets a powered usb hub is a good idea, also my hub delivers 
enough power for the sheeva as well.


Am Freitag, 9. April 2010 20:55:25 schrieb Michael Howard:
> Hi All,
> Apologies if this has been covered before but I'm new to the 'plug' and
> have been puzzling on how best to use it to meet my needs.
> I'm Unix/Linux savvy but not up with the griff on things like flash/nand
> and such like.
> My aim with the plug was, is, to replace my 44P-170 RS6000 mail/web
> server, currently running debian. I've installed a base debian onto the
> plug into flash/nand (excuse terminology if incorrect) which doesn't
> leave a great deal of space for the apps I'm intending to install for
> the mail & web servers. I can probably squeeze everything on and get
> round things by using an SD card or usb stick if not. I intend to use a
> usb stick for the data anyway, that is web/mail data.
> I'm wondering, now that I've installed to nand, apart from the quicker
> boot process, what if any are the advantages of installing to nand? Are
> there any issues regarding writing (as in OS writes for logging etc) to
> nand as opposed to SD card or USB? Will this affect the lifespan? Should
> I, for something that will not be rebooting very often at all, have just
> stuck with the usb install?
> Sorry if these questions are a bit basic but I'm more used to the power
> hungry IBM world and thought I'd ask before setting everything up. Any
> and all opinions/help welcomed.
> Cheers,
> Mike.

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