Martin Michlmayr has published several guides about running Debian on the Linksys NSLU2 (“Slug”) router/NAS device, including one on migrating a Debian NSLU2 installation to Marvell’s SheevaPlug NAS design. With the latest guides on troubleshooting, booting, modifying, and cloning Debian on the NSLU2, the documentation is essentially complete, says Michlmayr.
The free guides cover a number of topics about running Debian Linux with the much-hacked, Linux-ready Cisco/Linksys NSLU2 router and network-attached storage (NAS) platform. Topics are said to include:
- Troubleshooting: common problems and their solutions
- Internals about the boot process of Debian on the NSLU2
- Modifying a NSLU2 firmware image
- Cloning a NSLU2
- Migration guide: How to move your Debian installation from your NSLU2 to a SheevaPlug
I believe my NSLU2 web page now covers everything Debian users need to know about the NSLU2,”
reports former Debian project leader Michlmayr on his Cyrius.com site where he has posted documentation for Debian porting projects in partnership with the NSLU2-Linux project.
“While I’ll continue to maintain and update this information, I don’t expect to make major additions. Instead, I’ll focus my attention on the SheevaPlug (a great replacement for the NSLU2) and other devices, such as NAS devices from QNAP.