December 12th, 2006

pce

Debian on the Slug - Part 1

Tried setting up Debian on my NSLU2 as per the guidelines given here. Flashing the new firmware was OK - but upon rebooting, it was getting stuck somewhere. Staring at a few LED's and trying to understand what is going wrong is dumb - the only way out seems to be to solder a serial port connector to the board and hook it up to the PC to watch the boot process!

Taking the board out was easy:

slug2

I have a Nokia DKU-5 data cable with me - should identify the Rx,Tx and Gnd pins and solder it on to the board ....