Mon, 06 Feb 2006
Cool MIPS router makes me crazy hot
I'm still busy on some business projects... I feel overworked. Thankfully my new router gave me another problem. Argh...
A few weeks ago, I got small machine named "OpenMicroServer" for new router of our office. MIPSel Alchemy CPU, 128MB real memory, 16MB flash ROM, CF socket, 2 USB ports, RJ45 style serial port, 2 gigabit and one 100base+POE... very very cool.
There was SSD/Linux, vendor's original NetBSD like distribution, as pre-installed OS. But of course, I replaced it by Debian Sarge soon :) Except of some tricks, it was easier than I thought.
The installation was easy... But after I put it on the operation environment, it started to make me crazy. Although there wasn't any sign in console, it often hung up. There wasn't any ordinality. I tried and tried to find a problem. Decreasing network traffics, verbose logging, etc... solve nothing.
Well, finally I gave up to use it at this time. In this early morning I got to the office and changed the network topology to it used to. Sigh.
I'll leave it on original SSD/Linux mode to check this is OS problem or broken hardware.