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Re: Attractive platform for Debian people interested in ARM: NSLU2

On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 01:01:46AM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> One reason why few people are working on ARM is probably the lack of
> a cheap platform that can be used for development.  Fortunately, this
> problem has now been addressed.  Over the last few months, I worked
> (in collaboration of the NSLU2-Linux project) on debian-installer
> support for the Linksys NSLU2, a sub $100 device with 32 MB RAM,
> Ethernet (which needs a non-free driver) and two USB ports.  You can
> attach a USB disk and run a full Debian system on this device.

Neat work! Thanks Martin and all.

Is it possible to use root-on-NFS rather than a USB disk?
I expect this would mean a suitable kernel image flashed into the NSLU2,
and a pre-prepared root tarball to be extracted on the host.

The cheapest disk at my local computer store is the same price as
the NSLU2 itself. And I don't really need 100Gb for it.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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