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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 20:33:13 +0200
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Użytkownik W.P. napisał:
> 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.
>
>   
Forgot: squidge has approx 800kB footprint (kernel+drivers, rootfs on
USB stick). You may try to load it on your device. (but don't know if
2.6 kernel will work on 4M RAM).

W.P.

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