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Re: vancouver revisited

On Tue, 23 Aug 2005, Riku Voipio wrote:

> Hi Joey,
> Your response was very much what I needed to hear. I'll have to retract
> most of my worries.
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 07:20:07PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> >  - A personal interest shared by me, tbm, and taggart is to get Debian
> >    working on the various types of cheap mips wireless access points that
> >    are now available in the < $100 price range, many of which now sport a
> >    usb interface, so should be able to run a real Debian system. I imagine
> >    it will be useful to have preinstalled images to load into the flash
> >    and/or a USB drive, but that users will also find it useful to install
> >    Debian on these from scratch using an installer they are comfortable
> >    with from installing their PCs.
> I've tired using Debian on nfsroot/nbd on a Linksys wap54g. Unfortunatly
> I ran out of ram often, and swapping over nfs patches have disappeared
> into the time, while swapping over NBD gained some serious lockups..
> An usb-slot seems to be necessary with current memory requirements of
> a fully featured distribution.

gradall:/tmp/s# apt-cache show kernel-patch-nfs-swap

Description: patch to linux to enable swapping over nfs
 This kernel patch modifies linux, so that it can have swapfiles that
 reside in an nfs filesystem.  This is useful for machines that boot from

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