Qemu - a processor emulator
Qemu is now available for unslung through the feeds. At present we only have support for emulating intel i386 processors. This will, however, be the most useful way to use qemu, as it allows you to run binaries that have been built for common desktop gnu/linux distributions on the slug.
NB: Qemu needs a swap file to work
Qemu consists of several packages:
Now copy a binary from your gnu/linux i386-based desktop onto your slug, and run:
qemu-i386 <name of your binary here>
Start with some binary that with minimal dependencies, such as /usr/bin/cal.
If "ipkg install qemu-libc-i386" reports a segfault during installation, the most likely cause of this is a lack of pagefile on the NSLU2
BrianZhou and Mwester were all able to install successfully as they had swap enabled on their NSLU2 hard drives, but I (Reedy Boy) had swap disabled due to using a 512mb Memory Stick
To fix it, You need a swap file!!