Re: [nslu2-linux] 512 MB USB flash drive with only 234 MB after being formated by NSLU2
- macnet83 wrote:
> Hello guysYes, this would be correct. The partitioning of the device is chosen by
> First of all, great work compiling all the information that help us
> expand the features of this small piece of hardware.
> I was very excited with the everyday-growing set of possibilities
> allowed by the NSLU2 and so I bought one.
> I just flashed the firmware to uNSLUng 6.8-beta and everything is 100%
> ok except that after formatting my Kingston 512 MB USB flash drive,
> the NSLU2 declares I only have 234 MB of free space.
Linksys - the allocate 128MB for the conf partition (holding
configuration files and what-not), another 128MB for swap space, which
leaves 256 MB left for Unslung and your software. So 234 free is about
> I read that we should have at least a USB flash drive with 512MB soCompletely normal. And you'll be amazed what you can install in that
> what I wanted to know is if it's possible to install the packages on
> this flash drive and if it's normal this situation.
234MB of space. Optware (the software repository) is designed to
accomodate small-footprint devices -- for example, when you install a
package from optware, it will install only the software required,
whereas your typical desktop distribution will often install huge
amounts of documentation, examples, and other stuff. (You can still
install the documentation on Unslung, if you wish -- the point is that
you have to ask it to do so rather than the installer just assuming you
have loads of empty disk space that you'd like to fill up.)
> Best regardsMike (mwester)