still trouble with the NSLU2
Dear Martin, dear all,
I think I have been a bit over-optimistic on my NSLU 2 in my post a few
hours ago. I was very happy that the slug was actually booting and I
though that all the troubles were over. However, that was not the case.
I followed closely all the instructions on Martin's page
and everything went well. I even managed to do an 'apt-get update' to
switch to the italian servers. However, as soon as I ran 'apt-get dist-
upgrade' I got a segfault while running the 'Building dependency tree'
at around 6 %. I also tried to install a few packages (like sudo etc.),
but 'apt-get install' segfaults always when 'Building dependency tree'.
Thinking that it was a memory allocation problem I verified that my swap
device was on (as a matter of fact I even added another swap file to make
doubly sure things could run) and swapon -s says:
Filename Type Size Used Priority
/dev/sda5 partition 2097144 7012 60
/var/local/swapfile file 527992 0 -1
so I really don't even get near memory exhaustion. If apt-get doesn't work,
there's hardly anything I could do with this machine, right?
Can someone please tell me what's wrong? Or is it the hardware that is
dying? (Note: the disk is a brand new 2.5 external HDD without external
power supply: could this be the problem?)
Thanks again for the great work
Scuola di Musica Elettronica
Conservatorio C.Pollini Padova
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