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1  Linux Stuff / General Linux questions / Debian Lenny on Plug with ext SSD as boot/main filesystem on: May 13, 2009, 08:47:34 AM
I've now got my plug running Lenny and using a 30GB external 2.5" SSD as the boot/main filesystem. It's pretty great. I followed Martin's excellent instructions at


to get Lenny up and running.  For the SSD I bought an OCZ SATA II 2.5" 30GB SSD and a Nextstar 2.5" case from Newegg for a total of about $150 and now have a completely solid state system.

2  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: BOINC on the plug? on: May 13, 2009, 08:44:47 AM
So that apt-get install of the boinc components did in fact work (I've also built it from scratch). However, I want to run Rosetta not Seti so I'll see if I can get that built.

It might be moot because my 4 way Q8600 shows boinc benchmarks of
2082 floating point MIPS
6452 integer MIPS

and my plug shows

35 floating point MIPS
986 integer MIPS

Granted it's 1 cpu vs 4 but comparing 1-1 it's still about 15 times slower for floating point and (not bad) twice as slow for integer.

I'm going to try to get it up and running anyway
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / is this bad or expected on: May 08, 2009, 01:53:25 PM
I've just gotten the serial console working and I see this on every powerup


Checking for BootROM Routine Errors

No. of BootROM routine retries: 524288
NAND: Nand ECC error

Running diagnostics ...

It then runs DDR2 tests one of which runs for about 5 minutes before passing.

How can I shut that off?
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / did a resetenv, now how to restore various args so it boots from internal memory on: May 08, 2009, 01:49:01 PM
I tried installing debian as per http://www.cyrius.com/debian/kirkwood/sheevaplug/unpack.html but upon booting it ran fsck which bus errored and now i can't boot.  i resetenv but now need to know what setenv parameters to set to stop it from trying to tftpboot from sheeva's internal servers and to stop trying to NFS root.  I just want it to boot from internal flash or whatever it was doing when I received it.

Can someone post a 'printenv' from the boot interface here from a non modified plug so I can figure out what I need to change?

5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: My SheevaPlug is very unstable on: April 17, 2009, 04:45:32 PM
I've had mine on for over a week w/o failure or rebooting. room temperature and it's actually near one of the steam pipes in my NYC apt so it gets warm near there a few times a day.  it's running lighttpd and I'm ssh'd in but not much else.

6  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: BOINC on the plug? on: April 16, 2009, 05:45:54 AM
nice.  Did you have to build BOINC from source or is there in fact an ARM version I just can't find? And you had to rebuild the kernel, is that right???

7  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / Re: BOINC on the plug? on: April 14, 2009, 05:48:37 PM
No because the linux version is for x86, this thing has an ARM(like) cpu in it.  I'd need to build from source.
8  General Category / Application ideas and development Q/A / BOINC on the plug? on: April 09, 2009, 03:37:19 PM
I'm wondering if anyone has ported BOINC to the plug yet? I have it running on several systems here all the time in the background and I think it would be in interesting exercise to port it to the plug.

9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Received yours yet? on: April 07, 2009, 06:02:37 PM
Received mine today - I live in NYC
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