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6658Re: [nslu2-general] Re: Speeding up my NSLU2 - without Linux knowhow

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  • Michael
    Aug 13, 2007
      Just on testing the speed of your slug, I agree that it's slower than
      what I expected.

      I have been doing some speed testing on a new SAN and found

      iozone is pretty good, just run iozone.exe -a from your windows client
      and post the speeds your getting, if other people post the results, we
      can get some expected performance stats. at a minimum you can use it to
      adjust your samba buffers and prove the difference.

      I'm running open slug 2.7 I think and i'm looking at doing the debian
      migration, just need to back up my 750gb of crap to something, ensure
      twonky goes down nicely and I'll be doing it.

      On Sun, 12 Aug 2007 13:55:21 -0000, "bascule_the_fule"
      <sean@...> said:
      > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Marcel Nijenhof <nslu2@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > On Sun, 2007-08-12 at 08:01 +0000, bascule_the_fule wrote:
      > >
      > > > The instructions here [1] will get you through a Debian installation
      > > > on an NSLU2.
      > >
      > > I really don't think it's wise to install debian on a slug if you hardly
      > > now anything from linux.
      > Nor do I, and that's why I also wrote this:
      > <quote>
      > The instructions here [1] will get you through a Debian installation
      > on an NSLU2. However, what they won't do is impart the knowledge you
      > need to get out of trouble if you deviate from them accidentally or if
      > the installation goes wrong. Nor will they teach you how to maintain
      > your system securely, install samba and all the stuff you need for
      > file and print serving, etc.
      > On the surface that's not good Linux advocacy on my I know, but I am
      > trying to give you pause for thought before you dive on in and find
      > yourself swimming in water a little too deep for personal comfort.
      > </quote>
      > .. but then it depends on a number of factors doesn't it? If the
      > original poster is competent in other disciplines, is keen to learn
      > Linux and is not dependent on his/her slug then it might be an ideal
      > way to learn.
      > However, on the surface I agree with you Marcel, as I can see a number
      > of pitfalls that might discourage a total beginner for good if they
      > encounter them under these circumstances.
      > btf
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