NSLU2

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1 Introduction
2 Installation
3 DNS/DHCP server
4 Installation of Apache
5 An NFS server
6 Installing a mailserver
7 Alternatives
8 Sane remote scanner
9 problems
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1. Introduction


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Originally made as a cheap NAS, the NSLU2 seems capable of much more. I run a number of NSLU2s, because a) they are cheap b) they consume a lot less power than a normal PC. I will not copy all the installation websites. I will just give you a simple log of what I am doing, and give the URLs where you can find more. The stuff is organized per Linux-version.

Ah, yes, before we forget: Never use the Linksys EraseAll tool. It seems that there are still some fools out there, so here is the warning.

Another warning: this is what I did. You need to understand what you are doing and change things if they are different on your network or systems. So read it through and try to understand before you do anything.

1.1. Some hardware issues

I found that the Slug runs perfectly with a large USB-stick (4G or more). Unless, ofcourse, you will be using it as a torrent or mail server. Then you'll need more diskspace.

I've had some problems earlier on with USB -sticks. The problems seem to be dependend on the brand:

Someone told me that this was the first sign of a failing power supply.

1.2. Others

There are also some experiences with the other (ie: non-debian) installs. I have removed them all because the debian installation is far more flexible and they provide no advantages over Debian.

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