Re: [nslu2-linux] Feedback on Latest SlugosBE build
- :-) Thanks for the feedback! That very specific feedback is extremely
helpful, and greatly appreciated.
Let me take this opportunity to encourage others to try the latest builds
and report back -- this sort of testing is vital for us.
I think everyone will agree that general quality for the SlugOS (aka
OpenSlug) releases has been very good -- that's in large part due to the
testing performed by the community before a version gets released. We want
it to stay that way. So we need your help to get the next SlugOS release
out the door (the code is done, it's ready for release from a feature
point-of-view). At present you need to be able to build the release
yourself; prebuilt binaries are not available. (We do this for a reason -
it ensures that the development team gets the highest quality feedback from
folks who are committed enough to the task of testing to go through the
For those of you who can take the time to do the build (see the wiki article
on using the Master Makefile), and conduct some testing with the various
peripherals and applications that you use, we would greatly appreciate your
time and effort!
----- Original Message -----
From: "sdm485" <steve@...>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 6:42 PM
Subject: [nslu2-linux] Feedback on Latest SlugosBE build
I have just completed reflashing my 128M fatslug with the latest
firmware build of slugosbe and found that it works very well so far.
I am running apex as the bootloader and so have to upload the images
via the serial port which takes a while. I choose to use the
zimage-ixp4xxbe image but there is no complete firmware image with
that kernel. My solution is to upload and flash the
slugosbe-4.6-beta-nslu2.bin image first. This boots but only sees 32M
of memory (which can probably be changed; I didn't check). Next, I
upload the ixp4xxbe kernel image and flash it separately and it all
It seems to boot faster and the three beeps are nice to say that it is
ready to go. It preserved my previous password and static IP
configuration which is very nice too. I will continue by loading up my
usual setup of vsftpd,httpd,ntpd and the build environment to see how
On a related note, the Makefile command 'setup-host-ubuntu' works fine
but has texinfo listed twice for installation and does not include
help2man which is needed.
Hope this helps the cause,