14952Re: Advice on choosing a distribution please.
- Sep 3, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Marcel Nijenhof <nslu2@...> wrote:
>Thanks for the reply, I forgot to say I also installed Linux on my PC,
> On Sun, 2006-09-03 at 09:40 +0000, oabroad wrote:
> > I'm having a little difficulty getting started on NSLU2 linux. This is
> > mainly as I'm also trying to learn Linux as I go along.
> Starting with the nslu isn't the essayist way to learn linux.
Ubuntu 6.06. I've been using it for about three weeks now,
dual-booting with XP.
>I figured that there'd be no GUI. I can deal with that, seems like
> There are a some differences between unslung and a normal linux:
> - There is no gui
almost all development means dropping to command line anyway so I need
> - The user land utilities are based on busyboxThanks, I guess I ought to learn what busybox is
>Well I'm also interested in VoIP ...
> Can you tell what didn't work?
... so inevitably I tried to install asterisk (and the sounds
package). That just went wierd, I don't think it worked as it threw up
about 500 errors, mostly missing file/directory, during the install
but it didn't actually fail the install. At the end directories that
should have existed didn't and I couldn't get a demo config to run.
Previously I'd downloaded the tarball to my PC and it built, installed
and ran with the sample config with little or no difficulty.
>Ultimately that could be a good thing. At some stage I'll probably
> Openslug is a lot more linux like as unslung because it's not
> build from the linksys flash with all it dependencies.
want apache and perl and I might be better off with up-to-date
versions. I think k8055 might require a 2.6 kernel anyway.
Actually I reread the author's page for k8055 and found:
You need libusb ( >=0.1.8 ) and kernel 2.6 to compile..
So I probably will need openslug, guess I'd better learn how to use
the upslug2 tool too!!
>I read that page on cross compilation before but I have to admit I
> If you want to compile programs on your slug you need "crosstool-native"
> but the slug is slow and is low on memory.
didn't really understand it. That's the only reason I was looking for
a native compiler.
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