With rc1 of debian-installer to be released in a few days, I'm now making images for the Linksys NSLU2 available. This version fully supports the NSLU2: there is RTC and beeper support and a kernel will automatically be written to flash during the installation (and after each kernel upgrade).
Information: - Installation instructions for the Linksys NSLU2 can be found at: http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/install.html - Please see http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer for generic information about debian-installer. NSLU2 specific changes since the last officially supported version (beta 2): - We switched the kernel from 2.6.15 to 2.6.17: - This kernels has most modules enabled that users requested. - There is RTC support. - There is beeper support. - We now use APEX as a 2nd stage boot loader, i.e. RedBoot loads APEX which then loads the Linux kernel. This allows us to work around the NSLU2's limitation of 1 MB for the kernel. This in turn has allowed us to switch from the nslu2 specific kernel to a generic ixp4xx kernel. (Implemented by Marc Singer, Rod Whitby and me) Because of this change, people who installed Debian using debian-installer beta 2 (released in March) need to upgrade manually: http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/upgrade.html - Kernels are now automatically written to flash memory. This makes automatic upgrades to newer kernels now possible. (Initially implemented by Joey Hess and since improved by me) Plans for the future: - 2.6.18-4 will feature the new GPL Ethernet driver written by Christian Hohnstaedt. (Integrated by Michael-Luke Jones for NSLU2-Linux and tested for Debian by Gordon Farquharson and me) - 2.6.18-4 will have LEDs support. In summary: - If you want to install Debian on a fresh NSLU2, please follow the instructions at http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/install.html - If you want to upgrade your Debian system installed with beta 2 (released in March) to a modern kernel, please follow the instructions at http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/upgrade.html to upgrade to 2.6.17. -- Martin Michlmayr http://www.cyrius.com/ -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [EMAIL PROTECTED]