8328Re: Cheap Dealextreme alternative to the Slug
- Jan 26, 2011I stand corrected. Although, running as a chroot is hardly satisfactory for my uses, for many that is probably acceptable. As for running from USB, step 2 in the instructions would stop me dead in my tracks:
2 - Get a serial interface connected through a RS232-TTL converter. The serial parameters are 38400-N-1. The board have some holes in which the pins can be connected, next to the processor.
As soon as they start connecting looking for an RS232-TTL converting and connecting it next to the processor, I see costs going up, as well as flaming wreckage from my attempts to connect something next to the processor with my solder gun.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Daniel Berenguer" <dberenguer@...> wrote:
> Not really,
> it seems that you can chroot to Debian and install apt-get install any app from the Debian repositories.
> There is even the possibility to run Debian from an external usb stick.
> --- In email@example.com, "Bill" <yahoo@> wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Matti Palmström <sjukfan@> wrote:
> > >
> > > On 01/22/2011 09:49 AM, Daniel Berenguer wrote:
> > > > I found yesterday that Dealextreme sells two hackable NAS, with similar
> > > > characteristics to the Slug, for less than $40, shipping included:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.20383
> > > > http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26320
> > >
> > > Bah! Now I have to buy one of those too :-)
> > >
> > I wouldn't bother. It looks like the only thing that runs reliably on it are busybox based systems. That makes it no more useful than a router that can accept DD-WRT.
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