Grateful thanks for your valuable advice. I really appreciate your kind help.
Your offer to send to me your notes (that you took during installation of the
OpenSlug) is generous, and I appreciate your generosity. At your convenience
please send those notes to me.
When you say that "the Linksys web interface will let you format the drive
and all that" what is the Linksys web interface? Is it the same which is
accessed when I point my browser to
Since I will be using the storage connected to Linksys NSLU2 in window OS on
another machine, how can I ensure that the formatting done in SuSE 9.3 OS
will be all right in the Windows OS on the other machine?
Again, I am very grateful for your truly valuable help.
On Saturday February 25 2006 6:11 am, lanas wrote:
On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 00:13:22 -0800
Sheo Shanker Prasad <ssp(a)creativeresearch.org> wrote:
I need to install a network attached storage,
preferable the storage
drive connected to Linksys Network Link (model NSLU2).
I use SuSE 9.3 (professional or workstation version). I am already
using a network attached printer. However, I have no idea about how
to make a network attached storage work in SuSE9.3.
There's really nothing to it, as far as I can see, if you have the
network conenction to connect to the NSLU2. It is not OS-dependent,
but I happen to use SuSE 9.3 and 10.0.
Do not waste time with the supplied Windows wizard on CDROM. Just
connect the unit to your network, power it up, wait a little bit, then
point your browser to http://192.168.1.77
and that's basically it.
Next is up to you. You can connect two USB drives to the device. The
Linksys web interface will let you format the drive and all that.
Consult the PDF file on the CDROM for indications on assigning users,
groups and passwords.
Mind you, after about 1 day I simply replaced the Linksys software
on the NSLU2 with OpenSlug.
Now I acces the NSLU2 via ssh. I've compiled emacs natively on the
device (although there's also a cross-compile kit available) just for
the sake of it, and at the moment I run a simple web server
(axoloTLS). When I want to transfer files I use at the moment ssh.
Not as cute and pratical as the Linksys web interface, but I have
projects for it.
If you ever want to go that way, with OpenSlug, it's fairly easy, but
be sure to read the docs. If some notes taken during installation
can be useful, I can send them to you. Basically, if done proper, you
never scrap a tiny part of the machine called 'Red Boot' to which,
through a proper boot sequence, you can always revert to. On the other
hand, once OpenSlug is installed on the NSLU2, you need to transfer it
to USB drive, USB Flash, or NFS-mounted partition so that it can have
Please bear in mind that the NSLU2 is at the other end of the computing
power spectrum. While we have machines with dual core 64-bit CPUs at
an average of 4825 bogomips each, the NSLU2 has only 133 sole bogomips.
Don't expect speed in anything, not even USB2 disk transfers. But it
gets the job done and so far I see it's quite rugged. No downtime on
that one. And it has a cheap price.
Here's the Open NSLu2 wiki. Quite a few things in there:
(Sheo S. Prasad)
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