North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Linux and the Linksys NSLU2 (SLUG)

When: Tue February 13, 2007 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Paul Peterson

Location: O'Reilly Media

The Linksys NSLU2 (Network Storage Link Unit) is a small NAS devices (Network Attached Storage). The NSLU2 is most often referred to as the “SLUG” by the Linux community built around it, due to the appearance of its acronym. The NSLU2 runs Linux out of the box, due to this Linksys was forced to release the source code under the GPL, opening it wide open for anyone looking for a cheap/silent/small server. This talk will cover Firmware Options, Installation of Firmware, Overclocking, Installing a full version of Debian, and some cool uses for a “Slug”.

As a small side note, I will also show how to use Linksys’s new Wireless G camera (WVC54G) in Linux. The talk will also feature the Linksys WRT54G,and some related differences between it and the “Slug”. Please leave the salt at home.

Published Tue 13 February 2007 by Dustin Mollo