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1  Linux Stuff / Linux distributions / Re: Debian Lenny unavailable on: April 15, 2012, 10:15:00 PM
Hello

ok, I changed from Lenny to Squeeze by these actions under root user:

update /etc/apt/sources.list
     deb http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
     deb-src http://ftp.fr.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

update apt
    apt-get clean
    apt-get update

upgrade to new version
    apt-get dist-upgrade

be sure to have enough space to install new version.

After this update, dhcp configuration change. In Lenny, my dhclient.conf file was in /etc/dhcp3. In Squeeze, it is in /etc/dhcp.

Long live the Sheevaplug Shocked)



Hi,

Thank you for your post, I am not great at maintaining my linux server and wsa baffled when I was getting 404 errors the other day.

I changed my sources.list to your suggestion (included the squeeze sources and commented out everything else). When I do 'apt-get update' it looks like everything is ok at first but then it somehow tried using the old lenny sources. I dont understand why because I've commented them all out. Needless to say it wont update. Below is the output, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Code:
blackjack:/# apt-get clean
blackjack:/# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release.gpg [836B]
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/contrib Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/non-free Translation-en_US
Get:2 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates Release [86.9kB]
Get:3 http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates Release.gpg [836B]
Ign http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/contrib Translation-en_US
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze Release.gpg
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
Get:4 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable Release.gpg [836B]
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/non-free Sources/DiffIndex
Get:5 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Packages [212kB]
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main Translation-en_US
Get:6 http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates Release [113kB]
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/contrib Translation-en_US
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/non-free Translation-en_US
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/non-free Translation-en_US
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/contrib Translation-en_US
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny Release.gpg
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/non-free Translation-en_US
Get:7 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable Release [208kB]
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze Release
Get:8 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/contrib Packages [674B]
Get:9 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/non-free Packages [14B]
Get:10 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/main Sources [72.8kB]
Get:11 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/contrib Sources [827B]
Get:12 http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates/non-free Sources [14B]
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/non-free Sources/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main Packages
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/contrib Packages
Get:13 http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/main Packages/DiffIndex [2161B]
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/non-free Packages
Ign http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Get:14 http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/main Sources/DiffIndex [2161B]
Ign http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/main Sources
Get:15 http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/main Packages [12.0kB]
Get:16 http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/contrib Packages [14B]
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/contrib Sources
Get:17 http://mirrors.kernel.org squeeze-updates/contrib Sources [14B]
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny Release
Hit http://ftp.us.debian.org squeeze/non-free Sources
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Get:18 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main Packages/DiffIndex [7876B]
Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/main Packages
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/non-free Packages
Get:19 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-0810.25.pdiff [12.0kB]
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/main Packages
Get:20 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-0810.25.pdiff [12.0kB]
Get:21 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-0810.25.pdiff [12.0kB]
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/non-free Packages
Err http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/main Packages
  404 Not Found
Err http://ftp.de.debian.org lenny/non-free Packages
  404 Not Found
Get:22 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-1410.40.pdiff [9730B]
Get:23 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-1410.40.pdiff [9730B]
Get:24 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-1410.40.pdiff [9730B]
Get:25 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-2010.44.pdiff [10.1kB]
Get:26 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-2010.44.pdiff [10.1kB]
Get:27 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-15-2010.44.pdiff [10.1kB]
Get:28 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-16-0210.23.pdiff [9479B]
Get:29 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-16-0210.23.pdiff [9479B]
Get:30 http://ftp.de.debian.org unstable/main 2012-04-16-0210.23.pdiff [9479B]
Fetched 762kB in 35s (21.4kB/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/binary-armel/Packages  404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/non-free/binary-armel/Packages  404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
blackjack:/# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Error!
E: Dynamic MMap ran out of room. Please increase the size of APT::Cache-Limit. Current value: 25165824. (man 5 apt.conf)
E: Error occurred while processing education-desktop-kde (NewVersion1)
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_lenny_main_binary-armel_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
blackjack:/#
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Netatalk for OSX Lion Time Machine backup on: August 19, 2011, 09:30:09 PM
This was great, thanx punaniac.

The only thing I had to change was the cnidscheme, I guess cdb doesn't work with newer netatalk versions and it throughs an error when you try to log into the network drive. Instead use dbd.

Last issue tho. Before all of this I reformatted the drive and did a clean install of Lion. Now I don't see any of the network shares in TM. I don't think I did anything special before, they just got listed automatically.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Netatalk for OSX Lion Time Machine backup on: July 27, 2011, 07:24:38 PM
I recently bought a new macbook and would really like to get Time Machine (the apple backup software) to run over my network to my sheevaplug. It runs debian lenny.

So first, if anyone could point me to some really thorough and easy to follow instructions on how to setup netatalk for this purpose that would be great. Secondly, from what I've read OSX Lion makes the network backup process harder than  previous versions of OSX and needs netatalk 2.2beta. If this is true can 2.2 be installed on lenny?

I've taken a crack at this myself, I get as far as Time Machine can see my samba share as a backup drive but when I actually start the backup it errors out.

Any help would be appreciated.
4  General Category / General Discussion / mounting usb drives on sheevaplug on: December 01, 2010, 07:28:25 PM
Hey everyone,
about a month ago I finally picked up a sheevaplug but only this afternoon did I try to switch everything over from my nslu2 to the sheevaplug. First a lil background, I have my sheeva booting from an 8GB SDHC card running debian lenny. When I plugged in the usb hub + 2x1TB drives I got some strange errors at bootup and when I did 'blkid'. The error output was too long to capture in one window but I have the majority of it.
What bothers me the most is the line that says
"mount: special device UUID="bd9e3223-0440-4bb7-9fbc-8d089d67eb9f" does not exist
mount: special device UUID="b27950bd-5d15-41b2-98a6-f38c78aa07b3" does not exist"

Ive double checked the UUID in fstab and there right. But once the sheeva has showed me all these errors I can mount the usb drives, using 'mount /dev/sda' just fine, but I need them to mount at boot. Hopefully someone can help me.

The beginning of this is the end of the errors at boot up, then it shows the blkid output.

"[   35.842463] uncorrectable error :
[   35.845890] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 168
[   35.851916] uncorrectable error :
[   35.855157] uncorrectable error :
[   35.858578] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 176
[   35.864604] uncorrectable error :
[   35.867844] uncorrectable error :
[   35.871276] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 184
[   35.877290] uncorrectable error :
[   35.880532] uncorrectable error :
[   35.883964] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 192
[   35.889977] uncorrectable error :
[   35.893231] uncorrectable error :
[   35.896658] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 200
[   35.902684] uncorrectable error :
[   35.905925] uncorrectable error :
[   35.909345] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 208
[   35.915371] uncorrectable error :
[   35.918612] uncorrectable error :
[   35.922137] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 216
[   35.928154] uncorrectable error :
[   35.931411] uncorrectable error :
[   35.934835] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 224
[   35.940892] uncorrectable error :
[   35.944151] uncorrectable error :
[   35.947576] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 232
[   35.953599] uncorrectable error :
[   35.956841] uncorrectable error :
[   35.960262] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 240
[   35.966315] uncorrectable error :
[   35.969555] uncorrectable error :
[   35.972999] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 0
[   35.978926] uncorrectable error :
[   35.982181] uncorrectable error :
[   35.985612] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 528
[   35.991665] uncorrectable error :
[   35.994904] uncorrectable error :
[   35.998325] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 536
[   36.004375] uncorrectable error :
[   36.007617] uncorrectable error :
[   36.011057] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 528
[   36.025155] uncorrectable error :
[   36.028397] uncorrectable error :
[   36.031865] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 528
[   42.711114]  sdc1
[   42.717058] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[   42.723219] sd 1:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk
mount: special device UUID="bd9e3223-0440-4bb7-9fbc-8d089d67eb9f" does not exist
mount: special device UUID="b27950bd-5d15-41b2-98a6-f38c78aa07b3" does not exist
failed.
Activating swapfile swap...done.
Setting up networking....
Configuring network interfaces...done.
Starting portmap daemon....
Starting NFS common utilities: statd.
INIT: Entering runlevel: 2[   48.641444] eth0: link up, 100 Mb/s, full duplex, flow control disabled

Starting enhanced syslogd: rsyslogd.
Starting system message bus: dbus.
Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon: avahi-daemon[   50.074103] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[   50.080086] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
.
Starting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd.
Starting MTA: exim4.
Starting upnp media server: mediatomb.
Starting NFS common utilities: statd.
Not starting internet superserver: no services enabled.
Starting Samba daemons: nmbd smbd.
Starting FTP server: vsftpd.
Starting mt-daapd: mt-daapd.
Starting deferred execution scheduler: atd.
Starting periodic command scheduler: crond.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 blackjack ttyS0

blackjack login: root
Password:
Last login: Wed Dec  1 19:16:11 EST 2010 on ttyS0
Linux blackjack 2.6.32-5-kirkwood #1 Wed Oct 20 12:58:44 UTC 2010 armv5tel

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
blackjack:~# cd ..
blackjack:/# cd media/sda
blackjack:/media/sda# ls
blackjack:/media/sda# blkid
[ 1208.900373] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.903662] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.907095] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 248
[ 1208.913049] __ratelimit: 53 callbacks suppressed
[ 1208.917687] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 31
[ 1208.925117] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.928359] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.931817] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 0
[ 1208.937597] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 0
[ 1208.944561] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.947804] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.951248] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 8
[ 1208.957034] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 1
[ 1208.964021] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.967267] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.970688] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 16
[ 1208.976557] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 2
[ 1208.983436] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.986677] uncorrectable error :
[ 1208.990099] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 24
[ 1208.995968] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 3
[ 1209.002845] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.006089] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.009509] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 32
[ 1209.015379] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 4
[ 1209.022257] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.025499] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.028920] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 40
[ 1209.034790] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 5
[ 1209.041742] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.044980] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.048401] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 48
[ 1209.054271] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 6
[ 1209.061266] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.064504] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.067926] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 56
[ 1209.073794] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 7
[ 1209.080671] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.083935] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.087363] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 64
[ 1209.093231] Buffer I/O error on device mtdblock0, logical block 8
[ 1209.100099] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.103362] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.106790] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 72
[ 1209.113292] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.116536] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.119957] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 80
[ 1209.126438] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.129677] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.133118] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 88
[ 1209.139616] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.142881] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.146309] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 96
[ 1209.152779] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.156020] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.159441] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 104
[ 1209.166101] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.169344] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.172786] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 112
[ 1209.179325] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.182583] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.186012] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 120
[ 1209.192566] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.195810] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.199231] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 128
[ 1209.205786] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.209029] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.212470] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 136
[ 1209.219006] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.222267] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.225741] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 144
[ 1209.232649] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.235895] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.239317] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 152
[ 1209.245891] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.249133] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.252574] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 160
[ 1209.259112] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.262462] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.265887] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 168
[ 1209.272488] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.275728] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.279149] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 176
[ 1209.285711] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.288956] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.292398] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 184
[ 1209.298937] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.302197] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.305624] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 192
[ 1209.312173] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.315412] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.318834] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 200
[ 1209.325389] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.328632] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.332074] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 208
[ 1209.338610] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.341871] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.345300] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 216
[ 1209.351850] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.355089] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.358510] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 224
[ 1209.365192] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.368430] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.371872] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 232
[ 1209.378410] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.381669] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.385098] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 240
[ 1209.391683] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.394923] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.398352] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 0
[ 1209.404885] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.408124] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.411568] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 528
[ 1209.418168] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.421434] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.424862] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 536
[ 1209.431449] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.434693] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.438115] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 528
[ 1209.444746] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.447992] uncorrectable error :
[ 1209.451435] end_request: I/O error, dev mtdblock0, sector 528
/dev/mmcblk0p1: UUID="84356526-8944-4536-9c99-83580a288cf3" TYPE="ext2"
/dev/mmcblk0p2: UUID="077597a3-cfd4-4b88-b9c1-4b4534c4a239" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/mmcblk0p5: TYPE="swap" UUID="ef992452-94ea-4390-8a7b-f1d88e03874b"
/dev/sda1: UUID="bd9e3223-0440-4bb7-9fbc-8d089d67eb9f" TYPE="ext3" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
/dev/sda2: UUID="faf6eecf-b0b7-4760-9487-46a2a6a02ed2" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
/dev/sdc1: UUID="b27950bd-5d15-41b2-98a6-f38c78aa07b3" TYPE="ext3" SEC_TYPE="ext2"
blackjack:/media/sda#"

5  General Category / General Discussion / sheevaplug sdhc problem on: November 07, 2010, 08:21:28 PM
Hey guys,
I recently picked up a used sheevaplug off of ebay. After doing some reading and post searching I decided to install debian lenny on an sdhc card. At first I installed it on an 8GB Sandisk Extreme III that I already had. The installation was successful but 8GB is overkill for me since most of the data will be on 1TB usb drives, so I bought a Transcend 4GB class 10 card (TS4GSDHC10) which has had successful installation according to other threads. But whenever I tried to install debian the process would hang when the partitioner tried to setup the ext3 file system (always at 33%). The "hang" would only last a couple of minutes to over an hour, but it would always result in a "failed to create file system error". After several attempts I had no progress, but on the last try I chose "Guided - use entire disk and set up LVM" instead of just "Guided - use entire disk" and this worked. I find this strange because the installer worked on my Sandisk sdhc but gave me difficulty on a sdhc that is known to work with sheevaplugs. I also dont really know what LVM adds to a system.

What I'd like to know is ... Has anyone ever heard of this? What would make one option work and not the other? And as a somewhat rookie debian user will I notice anything different because I've never concerned myself with LVM.

EDIT: so I kinda spoke too soon. The installer does get past the partition stage but I keep getting other errors later in the installation, so I guess choosing the LVM option didnt solve all my issues. Must just be an issue with the sd card.
6  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: (Ionics) Stratus - PlugComputer Plus on: July 14, 2010, 07:10:09 AM
Actually, after browsing their site, I found the CIRRUS plug. This is EXACTLY what I want. I hope they make it available soon.
Hi, I just posted this on another thread too but seems like its worth noting here as well. I got this after I emailed Ionics:

"Thank you for your interest in our plug computers. You must have visited already our website http://www.ionicsplug.com and read through the different models and their features. The Nimbus 100, Nimbus 200, Stratus and Cirrus can now be ordered. Except for the Nimbus 100, which can be ordered online, the other models will have to be ordered through this email for now. May I know your intended application of the unit for our information. Let me also know how many you need so I can send you a quote for that."
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Ionics plug computers on: July 14, 2010, 07:07:49 AM
I was also looking at the Ionics plugs and decided to email there support team, this is wat I got back after a couple of days:

"Thank you for your interest in our plug computers. You must have visited already our website http://www.ionicsplug.com and read through the different models and their features. The Nimbus 100, Nimbus 200, Stratus and Cirrus can now be ordered. Except for the Nimbus 100, which can be ordered online, the other models will have to be ordered through this email for now. May I know your intended application of the unit for our information. Let me also know how many you need so I can send you a quote for that."

Hope this helps.
8  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: considering switching from nslu2 to guruplug w/ lil linux experience on: June 11, 2010, 06:25:15 PM
ok now Im regretting saying that I shouldnt get one. They just look so amazing, lol. So first I did a lil number crunching and after a few test file transfers Ive concluded that my 100Mb linksys router seems to cap at ~5MB rates. And since the theoretical max transfer rate for the router is 12.5MB, my router gets about 40% of the max. Assuming this is a common percentage I apply this to 1000Mb routers and 40% of that is 50MB. and the theoretical max for usb 2.0 is 60MB. so even if I do upgrade to a 1000Mb router in the future, and assuming the usb transfer speed is the max, then the network will only be bottlenecking it by a very lil, am I correct in my thought process? So that being said I really dont need esata and still really do want a sheevaplug, lol. So that being said should I just go with the globalscale one?

And Im gonna ask most of  the same questions I asked at the beginning, except this time for the sheeva.
-Can it boot from SD (micro?)
-Which distro should I start with? (if I start with ubuntu, will I need some cable to hook up a monitor, or is it all commandline consoleing)
-is there need for a jtag thing like the guru?

sorry for being repetitive, and asking noob questions
9  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: considering switching from nslu2 to guruplug w/ lil linux experience on: June 09, 2010, 11:08:42 AM
fragfutter, u r correct I meant 12Mb up and 2Mb down. Guess I didnt think about that one too hard. So maybe I should wait until I upgrade my network to 1000 before I get a sheeva. In the mean time I will install some distro of linux (not sure which one) on my old laptop and play around with it. Thanks to everyone that helped me out and gave suggestions.
10  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: considering switching from nslu2 to guruplug w/ lil linux experience on: June 09, 2010, 08:00:33 AM
yes I did mean from outside my home network, and I do realize the ISP would be the dominant bottleneck for uploads but I figured the computer processor speed and hdd transfer speeds might contribute to it a lil as well . Currently I can average between 150-200KB/s using filezilla from a remote location (through LAN not wifi). I have comcasts 12MB download and 2MB upload package. The faster processor and/or esata connection wouldnt noticeable improve this?
11  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: considering switching from nslu2 to guruplug w/ lil linux experience on: June 08, 2010, 07:23:55 AM
Yea I realize USB would be fine for the applications Im interested in but one thing I was hoping to improve was FTP from a remote location. I assumed esata would help this but maybe the faster processor of the sheeva will improve it enough.

I took a look at Ionics and as far as I can tell there sheevaplugs dont have esata. So I guess I wither get the regular sheeva from Globalscale with only usb for $100usd, or NewIT sheeva with esata for about $150usd. Is the guruplug heating issue really bad? I was just really hoping for the esata possibility but its not worth it to me for $50.
12  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: considering switching from nslu2 to guruplug w/ lil linux experience on: June 07, 2010, 06:26:33 PM
Feffer, thanks for all the great details. The esata thing was just a bonus, if it doesnt work I will stick with usb. However, you mentioned you get about 20MB/s, is this on a 100 or 1000Base network? Im curious because I currently only have a 10/100 router and dont plan on upgrading for a while. And Im assuming theres prolly lots of guides for this programs (FTP, samba etc.) for both ubuntu and debian. If there are plenty of guieds I might just try debian right off the bat.

Can anyone tell me if NewIT is the only manufacturer of a sheevaplug with esata?
13  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Re: considering switching from nslu2 to guruplug w/ lil linux experience on: June 07, 2010, 12:51:15 PM
thanks fragfutter,
It doesnt really matter to me if its a sheeva or guru, but I wasnt aware of the heating issues so thanks for the heads up. Did a quick google and found that NewIT has an esata sheeva, are they they only manufacturers for an esata option?
14  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / considering switching from nslu2 to guruplug w/ lil linux experience on: June 07, 2010, 11:38:20 AM
Hi everyone,
I tried to find my answers elsewhere but couldnt get direct solutions. I currently use a nslu2 with a thermaltake muse r-duo external hdd enclosure, running unslung 6.10. I am considering switching to a guru slug for faster performance, but I have very lil linux experience/know-how beyond the nslu2. I use my slug mainly for:
-FTP
-samba
-daap server (mt-ddapd)
-media server to ps3 (ushare)

My question is which linux distro would best suit me for these applications, or which one would be easiest for a linux noob to get use to? Also, Id like to keep the OS on a separate disk than my hdd enclosure (this is how I run my nslu2 as well), can I boot from microSD and use the attached hdd for data?

Side note: The hdd enclosure I have (thermaltake muse r-duo) is a dual bay enclosure that supports raid0 and raid1 with usb and esata connectivity. I was also hoping to use the esata port on the guruplug to increase transfer speeds. Would this be tricky to do? Ive never used esata (especially on linux) so Im not sure if special drivers would need to be installed.

If anyone has any answers or even suggestions, it would be a great help.

Thanks
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