I gave up on this as OpenWRT is too limited for what I want to do with it. Instead I now run Debian on it to be able to support things like an iSCSI-Terminator or NBD-server. The downside of Debian is, that you need an external disk and the NSLU2 will not boot without it. The upside of Debian is, that you have an external disk, and you can mount this disk on another computer to fix things quickly if you happen to break something. As an NSLU without disk is rather useless, native Debian is certainly the more powerful thing to go for. The only advantage of OpenWRT is if you have some need for an NSLU2 which shall not run with an external disk for some reason. If you do not need USB2 but a lot network connectivity instead, then a WRT54GL definitively is the better choice - it offers you more CPU power plus more LAN ports plus WLAN of course. This way you have a router which supports 3 or even more independent network segments in only one inexpensive device.
OpenWRT and NSLU2 - charming spell?OpenWRT and NSLU2 really work together very good. Just install and be happy. However it is difficult to find out all those little things about NSLU2 and OpenWRT. Yes, it's all out in the net there. However it is neither current nor complete. Therefor I start here to list how I got NSLU2 working with OpenWRT.
Things to know
- The setup here is completely standalone. No need to attach an external device.
- I only describe what I have done, this is not thought to be a complete guide. However it shows how to get started.