6659Re: Speeding up my NSLU2 - without Linux knowhow
- Aug 13, 2007Getting the Slug to do things it wasn't originally meant to, is a
somewhat geeky task.
If you just want an appliance that serves > 2 disks, acts as a print
server and is superduper fast, you should buy such a device (or devices).
If you want to learn about Linux, download an compile this and that,
mess with cryptic error messages in order to figure out how to correct
a problem, and open your device in order to modify the hardware, then
go with the NSLU2.
Personally i went with the second option, and I love it.
There's a risk that you "brick" your NSLU2, waste a lot of time with
no benefit, and end up frustrated and hateful towards Linux if you
only want the solution without the work.
The NSLU2 is a fun and rewarding toy, and can be a great appliance
with many cool uses, if you are willing to learn and put a little
effort to it. And you get to be part of a helpful community filled
with experts and other clever entities :-)
I'm not trying to scare you, I'm just trying to calibrate your
expectations towards this task.
Good luck with whatever solution you choose!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David K <subs@...> wrote:
> Hi all
> I have a NSLU2, which is working reliably but seems very slow.
> What can I do to improve its performance, and maybe even
> add print server functionality for USB printers.
> Can it serve >2 disks?
> I don't know any linux so most of the advice I have seen while
> lurking is way over my head!
> But I maybe would be able to follow detailed instructions.
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