I’ve got Debian Lenny installing on the NSLU2 right now with a four Gig USB flash drive.
The device has two USB 2.0 ports for connecting hard disks and uses an ARM-compatible Intel XScale IXP420 CPU. In models manufactured prior to around April 2006, Linksys had underclocked the processor to 133 MHz, though a simple hardware modification to remove this restriction is possible. The device includes 32 MB of SDRAM, and 8 MB of Flash memory. It also has a 100 megabit Ethernet network connection. The NSLU2 is fanless, making it completely silent.
This should make a decent low power server for my weather station and cameras. Its been about two hours and two more to go before it completes.
I used this site for the instructions.
December 31, 2013 and this is pretty much out of service. No fault of the NSLU2 but the weather station I was using has pretty much worn out from being outside in the elements for roughly five years.
I am thinking about using this as part of my monitoring system at the cabin. The tough part there seems to be the uplink and doing that cheaply enough over cellular service. I do have 4G available but I’d like to do this at the cheapest possible recurring cost each month.