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Re: Linux on Linksys PSUS4?

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Subject: Re: Linux on Linksys PSUS4?
From: "W.P." <laurentp@wp.pl>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:25:02 +0200
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Użytkownik Andrew Wiley napisał:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 8:01 AM, Florian Fainelli <florian@openwrt.org
> <mailto:florian@openwrt.org>> wrote:
>
>     Le Tuesday 28 April 2009 13:58:38 Andrew Wiley, vous avez écrit :
>     > I stumbled onto this website while doing some research on a Linksys
>     > printserver I retired a while back (the firmware kept crashing,
>     but I don't
>     > think it was a hardware problem), and I'm wondering if it would
>     be possible
>     > to install Linux on it. It has an ADM5120P, and the hardware
>     seems to be
>     > supported, but how would I go about installing anything? Is
>     there a serial
>     > port header that I need to use? Would using it equate to
>     soldering a serial
>     > port to it?
>
>     Soldering a seria port is not an option if you want to do
>     something serious
>     with it.
>
>
> Then how would it normally be done? I'm hoping to do this more for the
> experience than for the final product, if only because there's a
> chance that the reboot problem is hardware related, and the whole box
> is fairly useless right now.
>  
>
>
>
>     > Is it even feasible to have a linux system running on 1MB of
>     flash and 4 MB
>     > of RAM?
>
>     That's too small you would need at least 2MB Flash and 8MB RAM.
>
>
> Could 2MB hold a full kernel? If I can compile in the right USB
> drivers, I can put the rootfs on a flash drive in the USB port (this
> is a printserver, so it has one), right?
>
>
> Andrew Wiley
>
Look for "midge" distribution (midge.vlad.org.ua), especially forum.
Look for "Bifferos" posts, he has "squidge" Linux for 2MB USB print server.

W.P.

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