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76  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: How much space is left after a debian install on the internal flash? on: November 18, 2009, 10:34:10 AM
got quite a few packages on mine, but 40% free still
Are you using ubifs as well? Or some type of compression?
I only want to ask, why do you bother with installing debian on internal flash, when you can install debian on an external SDHC card, and keeping the default ubuntu installation (updated of course) just in case, to have it there. They are cheap, you can buy 4-8 giga for a few Euro. Or maybe I am wrong, then, ignore me  Grin
Oh no that's actually a pretty useful idea. I just want to run a very lean, fast install. SDHC is slower than the internal flash. I want to put Debian on the internal flash. And furthermore, I have no use for Ubuntu!
77  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: How much space is left after a debian install on the internal flash? on: November 17, 2009, 11:29:45 PM
I did not install X... i did a barebones net installation. What is this compression that you speak of?
78  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / How much space is left after a debian install on the internal flash? on: November 17, 2009, 07:10:58 PM
As I'm still waiting for the arrival of my sheevaplug, I can't do this myself. But I'm trying to prepare  Grin.

I took an old laptop, wiped it out, and installed debian on a 512MB partition, just to see how much space it would take up. It took up 77% of the space and then installing SSH and a couple other tools brought it up to 91%. So... that's not so great :-). Has anyone experimented with emdebian (http://www.emdebian.org/ ), the embedded version? I'd really like to get the bulk of my sheevaplug installed on the internal flash to keep the speed up. I'm going to put the swap on the SDHC card. Are the files smaller when compiled for ARM?

And... that's a lot of questions. Thanks!
79  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Globalscale Technologies Advice Please? on: November 17, 2009, 03:17:33 AM
Yeah I agree this is REALLY pathetic customer service. Haha i've already created Debian VMs, started writing my scripts, etc. I'm ready to... actually have my product now...

I also think it's lame that they charge your credit card before they ship it. Is there any other USA retailer that carries it?
80  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: usb audio dongle only plays right channel on: November 16, 2009, 02:27:23 AM
Out of total curiosity, what are you using the USB audio to do?
81  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: Using LVM with Debian on: November 16, 2009, 02:25:32 AM
Hmm as far as using one or the other... in debian's partition manager, you can tell it to create a logical volume that spans two physical devices. That's what i'm hoping to do with the internal flash and the SDHC card.
82  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Globalscale Technologies Advice Please? on: November 16, 2009, 02:23:53 AM
Just to throw my experience into the pot - I ordered two weeks ago. They happily charged my credit card, and I received no other notifications / emails after initial contact. I sent them an e-mail about three days ago, and I hope to hear back soon.
83  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: Squeeze Center Installation on: November 15, 2009, 04:39:14 AM
Hi there,
You can definitely do this. I ordered my Sheevaplug for this very purpose. Head on over to the squeezebox forums and search for sheevaplug. There are at least a few people doing this. Apparently it stacks up favorably against thin clients and the like. Atom-based systems obviously outperform it. 7.4.2 of Squeezebox Server definitely runs on it, though.
84  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Using LVM with Debian on: November 15, 2009, 03:16:25 AM
Hi there,
I've been playing around with Debian a bit, and I'm curious if anyone has used LVM with the sheevaplug. It seems to me that we could use LVM to make a logical volume spanning both the internal flash as well as the SDHC card in order to get better speed and a larger disk space to work with. By "better" speed, I mean a speed in between that of the SDHC card and the internal flash. Has anyone done this?

I'd "do it myself" but globalscale sure is taking their sweet time with my order!
85  General Category / General Discussion / Performance wise, any difference between Class 4 and Class 6 SDHC cards? on: November 11, 2009, 05:09:06 PM
I know that class 6 is rated for higher speeds, but in your experiences, has it actually mattered? I found a great deal for a 16gb SDHC Class 4 card. I'd like to grab it, but if a class 6 card will give me better performance, then i'd rather get one of those.
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