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External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes. Minimum 560MB plus 128MB swapno
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External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as SlugOS/BEYesno (it is intended to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes. Minimum 560MB plus 128MB swapno
September 29, 2008, at 06:05 PM by PPmarcel -- Upgrades about debian
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(No binary release) || Debian Etch || kamikaze-7.09 ||

January 18, 2008, at 07:28 PM by Reedy Boy -- unslung is 6.10
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Quote Rod Whitby from http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-linux/message/20476

I often get asked to recommend a distribution for the NSLU2. Here is some objective information on each of the five different firmware distributions created or supported by the NSLU2-Linux project. In the end, it usually comes down to which applications you want to run, or which hardware you want to connect. It's not one-size-fits-all.

Unslung (through the installation of Optware packages) has about 1000 packages to choose from, each of which has been specifically compiled for the NSLU2's unique blend of capabilities. Unslung is available in big-endian mode only, and has a very old 2.4 kernel and a very old version of glibc, so support for hardware accessories is hit and miss, and there is nothing you can do to fix it if it doesn't work. Unslung has a web user interface. There is a tiny amount of room left in internal flash after installation, but Unslung is meant to be run from an external storage device. If the external device fails, Unslung falls back to running from internal flash.

SlugOS has about 5000 packages to choose from - 4000 from OpenEmbedded, which have been specifically compiled mainly for handheld, limited memory devices, and 1000 from Optware (as per Unslung). SlugOS is available in either big-endian or little-endian modes, and uses a 2.6.21.7 kernel and a recent version of glibc. SlugOS does not have a web user interface. There is a small amount of room left in internal flash after installation (enough to run some small server applications), but installation of large packages will require an external storage device. If the external device fails, SlugOS falls back to running from internal flash.

Angstrom has the same 4000 OpenEmbedded packages, but is built using the EABI version of the ARM application binary interface, and therefore has much better floating point performance than any other distro for the slug. Angstrom is available in either big-endian or little-endian modes, and uses a 2.6.21.7 kernel and a recent version of glibc. Angstrom does not have a web user interface as such, but some packages are available that provide web interfaces to some applications. There is a small amount of room left in internal flash after installation (enough to run some small server applications), but installation of large packages will require an external storage device. If the external device fails, then either a reflash or a serial console is currently required for recovery.

Debian has well over 10000 packages, but they have been compiled for desktop systems, and are therefore not optimised for the small-memory NSLU2. Debian is available in little-endian mode only, and uses a 2.6.18 kernel and a recent version of glibc. Debian has some packages that provide web-based interfaces. Debian can only run from an external storage device (which means that there is no recovery ability other than a reflash if that external device stops working).

OpenWrt has just under 2000 packages to choose from - about 1000 from Optware, and about 1000 from OpenWrt. OpenWrt is available in big-endian mode only, and uses a 2.6.21.6 kernel and uClibc. If you want to do wireless or sophisticated routing, then you can't go past OpenWrt. It is also the only 2.6 kernel distro for the slug which has a web user interface (X-Wrt) included in the installation image. OpenWrt has a significant amount of internal flash left after installation (since uClibc uses so much less space than glibc), so it is very good for disk-less applications. You can also run it from an external storage device if you choose. If the external device fails, then either a reflash or a serial console is currently required for recovery.

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BasisOriginal Linksys formwareBased on Linksys firmwareSlugOS/BESlugOS/BE \\
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BasisOriginal Linksys firmwareBased on Linksys firmwareSlugOS/BESlugOS/BE \\
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SSH support:noyes \\
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October 22, 2007, at 02:16 PM by Ped Xing --
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Firmware:LinksysUnslungSlugOSDebian/NSLU2OpenWrt
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Firmware:LinksysUnslungSlugOSDebian/NSLU2OpenWrt
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+ completely unsupported Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || (Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches) || Based on OpenWrt Kamikaze

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+ completely unsupported Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || (Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches) || Based on OpenWrt Kamikaze ||

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(No binary release) || Debian Etch || kamikaze-7.07

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(No binary release) || Debian Etch || kamikaze-7.07 ||

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2.6.latest (source) || 2.6.18 || 2.6.19

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(Linksys Interface) || no || no || no || no || no || no || no

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HomepageLinksysUnslungSlugOSBEOpenDebianSlugSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugCDebian on NSLU2 Debian/NSLU2HomePage
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Experienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Debian UsersUsers wanting a basic Linksys-based install
Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU23500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memorynot supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU2
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unofficial (and completely unsupported) Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)Linksys-based firmware for routers ported to the (similar) NSLU2
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(installable package) || yes || yes || yes || yes || yes || yes || yes ||

HomepageLinksysUnslungSlugOSBEOpenDebianSlugSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugCDebian on NSLU2 Debian/NSLU2HomePage
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Experienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Debian UsersUsers wanting a basic Linksys-based install
Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU23500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memorynot supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU2
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unofficial (and completely unsupported) Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)Linksys-based firmware for routers ported to the (similar) NSLU2
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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for OpenWrt

External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes. Minimum 560MB plus 128MB swapno
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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for OpenWrt ||

External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes. Minimum 560MB plus 128MB swapno
October 22, 2007, at 02:15 PM by Ped Xing -- Add OpenWRT
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Firmware:LinksysUnslungSlugOSDebian/NSLU2
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SlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC(Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches)
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Firmware:LinksysUnslungSlugOSDebian/NSLU2OpenWrt
BasisOriginal Linksys formwareBased on Linksys firmwareSlugOS/BESlugOS/BE
+ completely unsupported Debian armeb
SlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC(Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches)Based on OpenWrt Kamikaze
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HomepageLinksysUnslungSlugOSBEOpenDebianSlugSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugCDebian on NSLU2 Debian/NSLU2
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Experienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Debian Users
Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU23500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memorynot supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unofficial (and completely unsupported) Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
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(installable package) || yes || yes || yes || yes || yes || yes || yes

HomepageLinksysUnslungSlugOSBEOpenDebianSlugSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugCDebian on NSLU2 Debian/NSLU2HomePage
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Experienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Debian UsersUsers wanting a basic Linksys-based install
Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU23500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memorynot supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU2
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unofficial (and completely unsupported) Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)Linksys-based firmware for routers ported to the (similar) NSLU2
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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for Debian/NSLU2 ||

External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes. Minimum 560MB plus 128MB swap
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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for Debian/NSLU2 ||Standard:
ssh, telnet
Optware:
The cross packages
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for OpenWrt

External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes. Minimum 560MB plus 128MB swapno
August 22, 2007, at 08:43 PM by anonymous -- openslug link
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Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NLSU2?3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memorynot supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory
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Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NSLU23500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memorynot supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory
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Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NLSU2?3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+not supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory
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Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NLSU2?3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memorynot supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory
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Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial (but completely unsupported) Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)Debian Users
Number of available software packages:0725+3500+17510+3500+11490+3500+17510+
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Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Experienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingNo longer supported by NSLU2-Linux. Legacy users only.Debian Users
Number of available software packages:0800+, specifically targeted for the NLSU2?3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devicesnot supported3500+, specifically targeted for embedded devices11490+not supported17510+, targeted for desktop machines with lots of memory
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Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unofficial (and completely UnSupported?) Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
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Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unofficial (and completely unsupported) Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
March 27, 2007, at 02:31 AM by rwhitby --
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+ Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || (Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches) ||

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+ completely unsupported Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || (Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches) ||

March 27, 2007, at 02:26 AM by rwhitby -- Noted that Debian armeb is completely unsupported.
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Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)Debian Users
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Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial (but completely unsupported) Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)Debian Users
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Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
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Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unofficial (and completely UnSupported?) Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
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You can use the OpenSlug packages and/or use the Debian ARM BE packages \\

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You can use the OpenSlug packages and/or use the completely unsupported Debian ARM BE packages \\

February 20, 2007, at 06:46 PM by markstinson -- Added Slug OS feed info to remarks & links to Optware for SlugOS/BE
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cross and native packages \\

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cross and native packages, plus Optware for OpenSlug/BE packages\\

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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for OpenSlug and Optware for SlugOS/BE development\

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Some remarks on the various packages:

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Some remarks on the various packages:

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Some remarks on the SlugOS Variants:

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Some remarks on the SlugOS Variants:

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  • The package feeds for slugos-bag & openslug are currently symlinks to slugosbe. (i.e. SlugOS/BE = SlugOS-bag = OpenSlug )
  • The package feeds for slugos-lag & debianslug are currently symlinks to slugosle. (i.e. SlugOS/LE = SlugOS-lag = DebianSlug )
  • The package feeds for slugos-btu is currently a symlink to ucslugc. (i.e. UcSlugC = SlugOS-btu )
January 01, 2007, at 08:42 AM by Dave Hrynkiw -- Added minimum memory requirements to Debian. Any other additions ppl?
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External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes
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External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes. Minimum 560MB plus 128MB swap
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December 19, 2006, at 04:34 AM by drone -- added gentoo package numbers (from gentoo package info pages)
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Number of available software packages:0725+3500+17510+3500+??(could someone please add the numbers)3500+17510+
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Number of available software packages:0725+3500+17510+3500+11490+3500+17510+
December 18, 2006, at 12:49 AM by mwester -- Kernel version for Linksys & Unslung
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  • btu means: SlugOS Big Endian, Thumb CPU instruction set, uclibc based (aka UcSlugC)
November 17, 2006, at 11:48 AM by fcarolo -- updated links, fixed wikiwords
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SlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC(Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches)
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SlugOS-variant:  SlugOS/BESlugOS/BE
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SlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC(Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches)
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Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
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Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash) memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for NSLU2 ||

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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for Debian/NSLU2 ||

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  • lag means: SlugOS Little Endian, Arm CPU instruction set, glibc based (aka DebianSlug)
  • bag means: SlugOS Big Endian, Arm CPU instruction set, glibc based (aka OpenSlug)
  • btu means: SlugOS Big Endian, Thumb CPU instruction set, uclibc based (aka UcSlugC)

OpenDebianSlug?, DebianSlug and GentooSlug are some sort of "pseudo" NSLU2 operating system. They're all based on some SlugOS variant. It's like having a RC-car chassis (this would be one of the SlugOS variants) where you could put some sort of car body (Debian/Gentoo) on it.

to:
  • lag means: SlugOS Little Endian, Arm CPU instruction set, glibc based (formerly known as DebianSlug)
  • bag means: SlugOS Big Endian, Arm CPU instruction set, glibc based (aka OpenSlug)
  • btu means: SlugOS Big Endian, Thumb CPU instruction set, uclibc based (aka [[HomePage|UcSlugC])

OpenDebianSlug, DebianSlug and GentooSlug are some sort of "pseudo" NSLU2 operating system. They're all based on some SlugOS variant. It's like having a RC-car chassis (this would be one of the SlugOS variants) where you could put some sort of car body (Debian/Gentoo) on it.

November 16, 2006, at 11:00 PM by rwhitby --
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Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)Debian-Installer Users
to:
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed cross-compilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)Debian Users
November 16, 2006, at 10:59 PM by rwhitby --
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Telnet-support:noyesnononononono
to:
Telnet-support:noyesnononononoyes
(installable package)
November 16, 2006, at 10:58 PM by rwhitby --
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SSH-support?:nonoyesyesyesyesyesyes
to:
SSH-support?:noyes
(installable package)
yesyesyesyesyesyes
November 16, 2006, at 10:51 PM by rwhitby --
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+ Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || (Based On NSLU2-Linux Kernel Patches) ||

to:

+ Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || (Based On SlugOS Kernel Patches) ||

November 16, 2006, at 10:51 PM by rwhitby --
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Firmware:Linksys
(Stock Firmware)
Unslung
(Based On Stock Firmware)
SlugOS
(Based On OpenEmbedded)
Debian/NSLU2
to:
Firmware:LinksysUnslungSlugOSDebian/NSLU2
November 16, 2006, at 10:49 PM by rwhitby --
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(Based On OpenEmbedded) |||||||||| Debian/NSLU2
(Based On NSLU2-Linux Kernel Patches) ||

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(Based On OpenEmbedded) |||||||||| Debian/NSLU2 ||

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+ Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || ||

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+ Debian armeb || SlugOS/LE || GentooSlug || UcSlugC || (Based On NSLU2-Linux Kernel Patches) ||

November 16, 2006, at 10:49 PM by rwhitby --
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Firmware-version:R636.83.103.103.103.10N/ANSLU2 Etch
Kernel-version:2.4.x2.4.x2.6.16+2.6.16+2.6.16+2.6.16+2.6.172.6.18
to:
Firmware-version:R636.83.10 (binary)
4.x (source)
3.10 (binary)
4.x (source)
3.10 (binary)
4.x (source)
3.10 (binary)
4.x (source)
N/A
(No binary release)
Debian Etch
Kernel-version:2.4.x2.4.x2.6.16+ (binary)
2.6.latest (source)
2.6.16 (binary)
2.6.latest (source)
2.6.16 (binary)
2.6.latest (source)
2.6.16 (binary)
2.6.latest (source)
2.6.16 (binary)
2.6.latest (source)
2.6.18
November 16, 2006, at 10:45 PM by rwhitby --
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SlugOS-variant:  SlugOS/BESlugOS/BE + Debian armebSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC 
Historical-names:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugLeSlug, DebianSlug  DebianSlug + Debian arm
Firmware-version:R636.83.103.103.103.10N/ANSLU2 Etch Beta2 (Released 2006-03-11)
Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.172.6.xx
Web-interface:yesyesnononononono
to:
SlugOS-variant:  SlugOS/BESlugOS/BE
+ Debian armeb
SlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC 
Historical-names:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugLeSlug, DebianSlug  DebianSlug
+ Debian arm
Firmware-version:R636.83.103.103.103.10N/ANSLU2 Etch
Kernel-version:2.4.x2.4.x2.6.16+2.6.16+2.6.16+2.6.16+2.6.172.6.18
Web-interface:yes
(Linksys Interface)
yes
(Linksys Interface)
nononononoyes
(Debian Interface)
November 16, 2006, at 10:43 PM by rwhitby --
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Historical-names:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlug  DebianSlug + Debian arm
to:
Historical-names:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugLeSlug, DebianSlug  DebianSlug + Debian arm
November 16, 2006, at 10:42 PM by rwhitby --
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Historical-names:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlug   
to:
Historical-names:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlug  DebianSlug + Debian arm
November 16, 2006, at 10:14 PM by rwhitby --
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Stock Firmware || Unslung 6.8 || SlugOS |||||||||| Debian/NSLU2 ||

to:

(Stock Firmware) || Unslung
(Based On Stock Firmware) || SlugOS
(Based On OpenEmbedded) |||||||||| Debian/NSLU2
(Based On NSLU2-Linux Kernel Patches) ||

November 16, 2006, at 10:12 PM by rwhitby --
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Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8SlugOSDebian/NSLU2
to:
Firmware:Linksys
Stock Firmware
Unslung 6.8SlugOSDebian/NSLU2
November 16, 2006, at 10:11 PM by rwhitby --
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External HD/pen drive needed for running: || no || no, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memory || no, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memory || Yes || Yes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlug || Yes || no (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance) || Yes ||

to:
External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes
November 16, 2006, at 10:10 PM by rwhitby --
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See the UcSlugC homepage to have a closer look ||

to:

See the UcSlugC homepage to have a closer look \

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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for NSLU2 ||

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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for NSLU2 ||

November 16, 2006, at 10:09 PM by rwhitby --
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External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes
to:

External HD/pen drive needed for running: || no || no, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memory || no, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memory || Yes || Yes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlug || Yes || no (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance) || Yes ||

November 16, 2006, at 10:07 PM by rwhitby --
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Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8Debian/NSLU2SlugOS
SlugOS-variant:   SlugOS/BESlugOS/BE + Debian armebSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC
Historical-names:   OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlug  
Firmware-version:R636.8NSLU2 Etch Beta2 (Released 2006-03-11)3.103.103.103.10N/A
Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
to:
Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8SlugOSDebian/NSLU2
SlugOS-variant:  SlugOS/BESlugOS/BE + Debian armebSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC 
Historical-names:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlug   
Firmware-version:R636.83.103.103.103.10N/ANSLU2 Etch Beta2 (Released 2006-03-11)
Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.172.6.xx
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HomepageLinksysUnslungDebian/NSLU2OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Debian-Installer UsersExperienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)
Number of available software packages:0725+17510+3500+17510+3500+??(could someone please add the numbers)3500+
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)Big Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption
to:
HomepageLinksysUnslungOpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugCDebian/NSLU2
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)Debian-Installer Users
Number of available software packages:0725+3500+17510+3500+??(could someone please add the numbers)3500+17510+
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumptionLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)
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All Debian ARM packages \\

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cross and native packages \\

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It is possible to compile cross platform sources for NSLU2 ||Standard:
dropbear sshd
Additional services:
cross and native packages
Other: \\

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External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)
to:
Standard:
opensshd
Additional services:
All Debian ARM packages
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for NSLU2
External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)Yes
November 16, 2006, at 10:02 PM by rwhitby --
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Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8NSLU2SlugOS
to:
Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8Debian/NSLU2SlugOS
November 16, 2006, at 10:01 PM by rwhitby --
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SlugOS-variant:   OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
to:
SlugOS-variant:   SlugOS/BESlugOS/BE + Debian armebSlugOS/LEGentooSlugUcSlugC
November 16, 2006, at 09:58 PM by rwhitby --
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Historical-names:   OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlug  
October 20, 2006, at 02:45 PM by pebainodeat --
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Number of available software packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+3500+17510+3500+??(could someone please add the numbers)3500+
to:
Number of available software packages:0725+17510+3500+17510+3500+??(could someone please add the numbers)3500+
September 10, 2006, at 03:04 PM by marceln -- Removed some remarks for debian packages which aren\'t true for non debian based distro\'s
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ipkg: Originally designed for the iPaq, this "lightweight package management system" is well suited to embedded linux systems like the NSLU2. ipkgs are best installed into systems where the storage is minimal, like a NSLU2 that isn't configured to use the external USBHD to store the packages. Most ipkgs are distilled down from other projects, which means you may have to jump through some hoops to get a non-ipkg'd program installed. Default method to install something is "ipkg install package".

deb: Debian packages are usually robust, but larger, so if you're planning on running your NSLU2 with an external USB HD as the "host" storage, you're usually better off to take advantage of the bigger Debian library.

to:

ipkg: Originally designed for the iPaq, this "lightweight package management system" is well suited to embedded linux systems like the NSLU2. The ipkg packages are the default packages for Unslung, Openslug and UcSlugC.

deb: Debian packages used for the debian distributions on the slug.

September 04, 2006, at 08:05 PM by Dave Hrynkiw -- Added information regarding difference between ipkg and deb formats
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Some remarks on the various packages:

ipkg: Originally designed for the iPaq, this "lightweight package management system" is well suited to embedded linux systems like the NSLU2. ipkgs are best installed into systems where the storage is minimal, like a NSLU2 that isn't configured to use the external USBHD to store the packages. Most ipkgs are distilled down from other projects, which means you may have to jump through some hoops to get a non-ipkg'd program installed. Default method to install something is "ipkg install package".

deb: Debian packages are usually robust, but larger, so if you're planning on running your NSLU2 with an external USB HD as the "host" storage, you're usually better off to take advantage of the bigger Debian library.

Conversion between the two packages is possible, although it's easier to install an ipkg to a .deb-based system, than the other way around. And hey, you can always try compiling from source! Detail for converting between the two package is listed here.

September 04, 2006, at 12:29 AM by repvik --
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Number of available software packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)Big Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lag (= "Little Endian OpenSlug")Gentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption
to:
Number of available software packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+3500+17510+3500+??(could someone please add the numbers)3500+
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)Big Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lagGentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption
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External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYesYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)
to:
External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYes, if you install Debian on top, otherwise it's the same as OpenSlugYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)
September 04, 2006, at 12:24 AM by repvik -- Added SSH-support row
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SSH-support?:nonoyesyesyesyesyesyes
August 15, 2006, at 12:52 PM by PatrickSchneider -- Added missing infos about the need of an external storage device
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external hd/pen drive need for running:no???????
to:
External HD/pen drive needed for running:nono, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesno, but you need an external storage device in order to install packages that do not fit in the internal flash memoryYesYesYesno (it is intented to be a fully integrated appliance)
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The NSLU2's bootloader (redboot / apex) is unable to boot directly from an attached usb-storage device (like an usb-harddisk or an usb-memory stick). So instead it loads the kernel and an initial ramdisk containing a small set of tools which are used to load some additional kernel-modules and then continue to boot from the attached usb-storage device / a nfs-export / ... . \\

to:

The NSLU2's bootloader (redboot / apex (allthough apex ) is unable to boot directly from an attached usb-storage device (like an usb-harddisk or an usb-memory stick). So instead it loads the kernel and an initial ramdisk containing a small set of tools which are used to load some additional kernel-modules and then continue to boot from the attached usb-storage device / a nfs-export / ... . \\

August 15, 2006, at 10:45 AM by Xan -- is necessary have external hd?
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to:
external hd/pen drive need for running:no???????
July 27, 2006, at 10:58 PM by PatrickSchneider -- Reformatted services sections. Thanks for the nice template from marceln :)
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Offered Services:SMB (Samba 2.x), FTP(unknown), Management-WebinterfaceStandard: Smb, httpd
Optware: The cross packages and native packages
Other: It is possible to compile cross platform sources for unslung
everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled OpenSlug packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of (as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using Gentoo recipes or compile from source)everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using the OpenEmbedded BitBake Cross-Compile-Environment)
to:
Offered Services:Standard: SMB (Samba 2.x), FTP(unknown), Management-WebinterfaceStandard:
Smb, httpd
Optware:
The cross packages and native packages
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for unslung
Standard:
opensshd
Additional services:
All Debian ARM packages
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for NSLU2
Standard:
dropbear sshd
Additional services:
cross and native packages
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for OpenSlug
Standard:
dropbear sshd
Additional services:
You can use the OpenSlug packages and/or use the Debian ARM BE packages
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for OpenDebianSlug
Standard:
dropbear sshd
Additional services:
You can use the DebianSlug cross and native packages and/or use the Debian ARM LE packages
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for DebianSlug
Standard:
dropbear sshd
Additional services: You can use the OpenSlug packages and/or use the Gentoo portage/emerge build-system
Other:
It is possible to compile cross platform sources for GentooSlug
Standard:
dropbear sshd
Additional services:
UcSlugC is intented to be a base distribution for a turnkey system; therefore you should customise the customise the FlashImage before flashing it.
See the UcSlugC homepage to have a closer look
July 27, 2006, at 07:33 PM by marceln -- Changed the services for unslung
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Offered Services:SMB (Samba 2.x), FTP(unknown), Management-WebinterfaceSMB (Samba 2.x + 3.x), FTP, HTTP, Telnet, SSH, ...everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled OpenSlug packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of (as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using Gentoo recipes or compile from source)everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using the OpenEmbedded BitBake Cross-Compile-Environment)
to:
Offered Services:SMB (Samba 2.x), FTP(unknown), Management-WebinterfaceStandard: Smb, httpd
Optware: The cross packages and native packages
Other: It is possible to compile cross platform sources for unslung
everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled OpenSlug packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of (as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using Gentoo recipes or compile from source)everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using the OpenEmbedded BitBake Cross-Compile-Environment)
July 27, 2006, at 04:13 PM by PatrickSchneider -- Formatting
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Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
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Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
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Offered Services:SMB (Samba 2.x), FTP(unknown), Management-WebinterfaceSMB (Samba 2.x + 3.x), FTP, HTTP, Telnet, SSH, ...everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled OpenSlug packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of (as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM LE using precompiled Debian packages or compile from sourceeverything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using Gentoo recipes or compile from source)everything you can think of(as long as it is opensource and/or compiled for ARM BE using the OpenEmbedded BitBake Cross-Compile-Environment)
June 30, 2006, at 01:32 AM by PatrickSchneider --
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Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8SlugOS
SlugOS-variant:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
Firmware-version:R636.83.103.103.103.10N/A
Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
Web-interface:yesyesnonononono
Telnet-support:noyesno*no*no*no*no*
Homepagehttp://www.linksys.com/UnslungOpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)
Number of available software packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lag (= "Little Endian OpenSlug")Gentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption
to:
Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8NSLU2SlugOS
SlugOS-variant:   OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
Firmware-version:R636.8NSLU2 Etch Beta2 (Released 2006-03-11)3.103.103.103.10N/A
Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
Web-interface:yesyesnononononono
Telnet-support:noyesnononononono
HomepageLinksysUnslungDebian/NSLU2OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Debian-Installer UsersExperienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)
Number of available software packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesLittle Endian Debian Installer based installation firmware (only usable to install Debian to a usb-storage device)Big Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lag (= "Little Endian OpenSlug")Gentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption
June 30, 2006, at 01:22 AM by PatrickSchneider --
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SlugOS-variant:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlugDebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
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Number of available software-packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
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Number of available software packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
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  • btu means: SlugOS Big Endian, Thumb CPU instruction set, uclibc based (aka UcSlugC)
to:
  • btu means: SlugOS Big Endian, Thumb CPU instruction set, uclibc based (aka UcSlugC)

OpenDebianSlug?, DebianSlug and GentooSlug are some sort of "pseudo" NSLU2 operating system. They're all based on some SlugOS variant. It's like having a RC-car chassis (this would be one of the SlugOS variants) where you could put some sort of car body (Debian/Gentoo) on it. To be more precise: The NSLU2's bootloader (redboot / apex) is unable to boot directly from an attached usb-storage device (like an usb-harddisk or an usb-memory stick). So instead it loads the kernel and an initial ramdisk containing a small set of tools which are used to load some additional kernel-modules and then continue to boot from the attached usb-storage device / a nfs-export / ... .
If this fails, it will continue to boot from the internal flashmemory and allows you to login via ssh to check if there are any problems.

June 30, 2006, at 12:42 AM by PatrickSchneider --
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Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
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Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
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Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced Linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced Linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo-Linux-users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)
Number of available software-packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lag (= "Little Endian OpenSlug")Gentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption
to:
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo linux users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)
Number of available software-packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lag (= "Little Endian OpenSlug")Gentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption

Some remarks on the SlugOS Variants: SlugOS-

  • lag means: SlugOS Little Endian, Arm CPU instruction set, glibc based (aka DebianSlug)
  • bag means: SlugOS Big Endian, Arm CPU instruction set, glibc based (aka OpenSlug)
  • btu means: SlugOS Big Endian, Thumb CPU instruction set, uclibc based (aka UcSlugC)
June 30, 2006, at 12:27 AM by PatrickSchneider --
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Firmware Matrix

  • New to NSLU2?
  • Unsure which Firmware to start with?
  • Or just want to know the differences between the NSLU2-firmware variants?

Here we go:

to:

Are you...

  • ... new to NSLU2?
  • ... unsure which Firmware to start with?
  • ... or just want to know the differences between the NSLU2-firmware variants?

Right, here we go:

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Has Web-interfaceyesyesnonononono
Has Telnet-supportnoyesno*no*no*no*no*
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Web-interface:yesyesnonononono
Telnet-support:noyesno*no*no*no*no*
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Number of available software-packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
to:
Number of available software-packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
Short Description:Stock Linksys firmwareFirmware release which keeps compatibility with the stock Linksys firmware and provides additional software packagesBig Endian Firmware with newer kernel, completely "Linksys-free"Unoffical Big Endian ARM Debian Installation based on OpenSlug (SlugOS-bag)Official Little-Endian ARM Debian installation based on SlugOS-lag (= "Little Endian OpenSlug")Gentoo Installation based on OpenSLug? (SlugOS-bag)Big Endian ARM-thumb Firmware using uclibc (SlugOS-btu, targetting on low (flash)memory consumption
June 30, 2006, at 12:17 AM by PatrickSchneider -- Initial Version
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Firmware Matrix

  • New to NSLU2?
  • Unsure which Firmware to start with?
  • Or just want to know the differences between the NSLU2-firmware variants?

Here we go:

Firmware:Linksys FirmwareUnslung 6.8SlugOS
SlugOS-variant:  OpenSlugOpenDebianSlug?DebianSlugGentooSlugUcSlugC
Firmware-version:R636.83.103.103.103.10N/A
Kernel-version:2.4.xx2.4.xx2.6.162.6.162.6.162.6.17
Has Web-interfaceyesyesnonononono
Has Telnet-supportnoyesno*no*no*no*no*
Targetted users:Beginners without Linux-knowledgeBeginners without Linux-knowledge or little Linux-knowledge with the intention to install and configure additional software on their NSLU2Experienced Linux-users which are happy with the limited amount of installable packagesExperienced Linux-user which need a lot of different software from the (almost complete) unofficial Debian repository and a littler faster networking speedExperienced Linux-user which need a lot of different software from the Debian repositoryExperienced Gentoo-Linux-users with either much time or another (fast) Gentoo box for distributed crosscompilingDevelopers which intend to create their own NSLU2-Firmware for special purposes (e.g. use the NSLU2 as streaming mp3 player without any additional usb-storage)
Number of available software-packages:0??(could someone please add the numbers)??(could someone please add the numbers)17510+??(could someone please add the numbers)same as OpenSlug
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