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#1 Mar 28, 2012 14:12:48

corbypunk
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Cheap pogoplug!

Anyone from the uk who`s been thinking about getting a pogoplug but put off by the price, curry`s are discontinuing them and  i`ve just picked one up for 24.99

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#2 Mar 28, 2012 14:34:07

d-r
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Re: Cheap pogoplug!

A warning for anyone considering getting one to flash with a real distro - check out the hardware model carefully first. From what I've read, some models are problematic for flashing with alternative Linux installs.


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#3 Mar 28, 2012 21:23:02

corbypunk
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Re: Cheap pogoplug!

planning to put either crunchbang or embdebian on it, booting from usb stick

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#4 Mar 29, 2012 02:33:39

d-r
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Re: Cheap pogoplug!

As far as I know, Crunchbang doesn't have an ARM version . . . and there would be no real advantage over Debian anyway, since all of the modifications I know if are in the graphical environment. Never heard of emdebian before, looks interesting.


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#5 Mar 29, 2012 22:27:40

jezra
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Re: Cheap pogoplug!

My status.net instance is running on a pogoplug with Arch Linux.  There is no flashing involved. The new OS install must be done in an attached drive.  The machine would make a decent file server.

Corbypunk, which model do you have?


Have you tried putting some google butter on it?

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#6 Mar 30, 2012 17:38:56

corbypunk
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Re: Cheap pogoplug!

the pogo-e02,  that`s what i was thinking of setting up, a server for family and friends for photo`s etc. i`m pretty new to linux and thought as its cheap this would be a good learning execise

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#7 Mar 31, 2012 03:03:54

jezra
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Re: Cheap pogoplug!

corbypunk wrote:

the pogo-e02,  that`s what i was thinking of setting up, a server for family and friends for photo`s etc. i`m pretty new to linux and thought as its cheap this would be a good learning execise

Sweet, that's one of the "high" RAM models; 256M.

You may want to check out http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv5 … 2-pinkgray


Have you tried putting some google butter on it?

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