Re: NSLU2/Linux queries from a soon-to-be 'slug' owner
- Hi Rod,
Just to say thanks for your responses below - I've been away for a few
days so couldn't get back to you. I'll see if I can update the wiki
once I get procmail working on the slug... er, when I actually
**have** one (birthday next week :-) ).
--- In email@example.com, Rod Whitby <list.nslu2-linux@...>
> Tim Walker wrote:
> > - It looks like procmail hasn't yet been 'ported' to Unslung (it's in
> > the "wishlist" on the wiki). Has anyone managed to put this on their
> > slug, and if so, how? (This would really help me, as my existing
> > mailserver setup uses procmail to sort incoming messages, and I'd like
> > to recreate my current mailserver setup as far as possible.)
> Your first contribution to the community will be to edit that wiki page
> to indicate that Procmail is indeed available for Unslung (as part of
> the Optware packages feed).
> > - I'm a little unclear about the best disk partitioning arrangements,
> > and what is/isn't possible with this setup. My current server has two
> > hard drives, with the /home and /public (i.e. file store) directories
> > mounted from the second drive (partitions hdb1 and hdb2 respectively).
> > Separating these two directories from the OS installation, makes it
> > easier to reinstall the OS if wanted/needed. With the 'slug' and
> > Unslung, is it possible to ensure the /home and file store directories
> > are kept separate from the rest of the filesystem (e.g. on the main
> > disk), with the OS files on another drive or partition (e.g. a USB
> > flash drive - see below)? Or is this not really necessary?
> > - On a related note: I've read that it is possible to have the /
> > (root) filesystem on a flash drive, and the rest of the filesystem on
> > the 'main' drive. Is this a good idea in your view, or 'overkill'?
> Just put it all on one drive - the system files are such a small amount
> (compared to your data), that it doesn't really matter.
> > - Is GNU Screen included in Unslung by default, and if not, how easy
> > is it to add?
> Checking http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/nslu2/cross/stable/,
> it looks like it is.
> > Many thanks for any help you can give, and I hope to join the ranks of
> > the NSLU2 owners very soon :-)
> -- Rod