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bob findlay (JIC)
2005-01-20, 06:53
Thanks for the pointers, they do however seem to lead to (semi) dead
ends. There is talk about a slimmed down version (one that requires
less memory) of the Slim server software, but then nothing to indicate
if it ever arrived.

Does anybody know if it is possible to increase the memory in the
Buffalo link station?

I can see how it is possible to hack the unit, but where would I find a
compatible version of Slim server? Or does it simply require Perl? in
which case I think I can see where I can get a compatible perl from.

It would be nice to hear from someone who has actually used it

Cheers,

Bob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Michael Herger
> Sent: 20 January 2005 11:46
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] does anybody use Network Storage Link For
> - USB 2.0 DiskDrives NSLU2
>
> > The title pretty much says it all really. Does anyone use
> this device
> > as their squeezebox server? Apparently it is running Linux
> and can be
> > hacked to act as a twonkeyvision server, so presumably it would be
> > possible to run the Slim devices server on it?
>
> I don't. But I did a little googling recently about that
> device and the
> Buffalo Linkstation. The latter seems to be working (see
> discussions in
> november/december on these lists). But I guess the NSLU2 does
> not have the
> power needed. My starting point was:
>
> http://www.batbox.org/nslu2-linux.html
> http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article85.php
>
> --
>
> Michael
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mherger
2005-01-20, 07:22
[..]
> I can see how it is possible to hack the unit, but where would I find a
> compatible version of Slim server? Or does it simply require Perl? in
> which case I think I can see where I can get a compatible perl from.

You need perl.

> It would be nice to hear from someone who has actually used it

You just have to read the forums. It's all been written. Search
forums.slimdevices.com for "buffalo" and you'll get 127 hits.

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Michael

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Robin Bowes
2005-01-20, 11:50
K.A. Bouton wrote:
> For a second time this week by slimserver/winxp crashed, my alarm
didn't go
> off and I got to work late. Really!
>
> So I am dumping winxp and slimserver and making a dedicated Fedora FC3
> Linux box (shuttle). I know it will ask me whether I want to install as a
> desktop/workstation/server - which do I choose?
>
> Server - cause it is for the slimserver
> Or desktop cause that will have a better gui?

Katherine,

Personally, I'd do a minimal install and only install the stuff you need
to get slimserver running.

If you use yum and setup your repositories correctly you should be able
to install everything pretty easily (yum resolves dependencies and adds
required packages to the install transaction)

R.
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