[ARMedslack] Seagate Dockstar device questions

David Madden dhm at mersenne.com
Wed Jul 11 04:00:12 UTC 2012

On 7/10/2012 20:46, Gregg Levine wrote:
> what space requirements should
> I take into consideration?

I spent a fair amount of time trying to put together a tiny system that
would fit into the Flash on a Dockstar, but ended up with a more
conventional installation (system on USB disk).  More recently, I built
a GuruPlug system to take over the Dockstar's duties, and was able to
fit Linux-3.4.4, Apache, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and a fair amount of
other stuff into the 507MB flash, with ... let's see ... almost 100MB
left.  (This is using a UBI compressed filesystem.)

For the GuruPlug install, I started with Arch Linux, rather than
Slackware.  I'm not up on the politics of the various distros, but it
seemed like Arch made it easier to pick & choose individual packages.

I plan to rebuild the Dockstar after the GuruPlug has a few weeks to get
the bugs shaken out, and I'll probably try to fit an Arch Linux
installation into the 128MB flash.  I doubt I can fit a complete LAMP
setup, but I really only need NFS, CUPS and maybe a basic web server.

You should make sure you can access the TTL-level serial port on the
Dockstar before you get too fancy with it!
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