The ‘Slug’ has gained much-improved Linux support, thanks to a new Debian installer that targets the device. The first release candidate of the debian-installer for Debian’s forthcoming ‘Etch’ distribution was released yesterday, offering nearly complete support to the Linksys USD 99 NSLU2 NAS gadget.
Debian Etch loves the Slug
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2006-11-15 3:03 pmbrewmastre
I agree. Canonical may do a great job putting all the right pieces together to make Ubuntu a great distro, but without its Debian roots, I don’t think it would be any better than the rest of them.
2006-11-15 3:36 pmdeanlinkous
The thing is, not everyone wants their ingredients selected for tham and the cake already made and fed to them.
That is what is so cool about debian IMO, so many ways to install, so many choices to make, so many ingredients to make whatever you want…debian doesn’t *just* make a distro it makes ingredients and you can make whatever type release you want. Of course, you can also just choose a “canned” debian if you wish.
Now if they just get back on the focus of free again.
And the thing was a piece of crap. I bought one and noticed that there was a firmware update available for it that addressed some critical bugs. In full Linksys style, I went to the management web page to load the firmware. Half way through, the update failed. The device rebooted and stopped responding completely. After a call to Linksys tech support, we deemed the device dead. RMA number one. I got my replacement and found that without the firmware upgrade, several key features were broken. With great trepidation, I attempted another firmware upgrade, only to end up with yet another dead NSLU2. The second RMA was for a refund and have since gone to using a small form factor system for my network storage.
2006-11-15 5:42 pmSphinx
I’d have to bring in a shaman or a priest at that stage, must be under some kind of curse.
2006-11-16 6:14 amSoulbender
And you expected anything else from *Linksys*?
2006-11-16 10:46 pmpepa65
No, it’s a great piece of hardware. And with full Debian support, it’s just amazing!!
If I need a headless web server for something around the house.
i have done it all – freebsd (95-present), redhat (up to fedora), fedora 1-3, ubuntu…of all of them, debian etch is the best OS i have used, i respect its principles and i intend to make it the last OS i install. of the rest, i also like ubuntu, but i prefer debian’s policies and lack of boot-up music. freebsd is also good, but the day of ports has ended. the ports tree has grown to many megabytes while my sources.list is four lines…the day of managing a repository on the client passed some time back.
Browser: ELinks/0.11.1-1-debian (textmode; Linux 2.6.17-2-686 i686; 91×34-2)
2006-11-16 1:35 pmdeb2006
Yes – I completely agree. Apart from Etch there is only Ubuntu which is worth trying – at least for me. But Ubuntu is a little bit too kiddy-like for my taste – so it’s Etch. And Etch _is_ rock solid already.
Ok, debian might be good for a some servers.
But who wants four year old software (in stable) and an arrogant community.
Anyone I know who uses debian is happy to claim it’s superior to everything else called gnu/linux and is happy to flame newbies.
thought I had missed the announcement and somehow a miracle had occured
Debian’s forthcoming ‘Etch’ distribution was released yesterday
debian will rule the world.
NOTE: im not trying to troll, persey. i just very strongly believe it is a stable well enough known and copied distro to actually achieve this goal. be it in derivatives, or as the one distro to bind them.