Sheevaplugs are low powered servers that either plug into the wall directly like a walwart style, or a standalone power cable, but they’re tiny and low power and cool.
Sheevaplug setup howto
Mine was running Debian, and I found out what IP it was using by hooking up the ethernet cable and running:
it showed the IP, and that ssh was running, so I logged in using:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org password (default): nosoup4u
from there it behaves mostly like normal Debian. The unit I got was still using Lenny, so I updated it to Squeeze by doing:
vi /etc/apt/sources.list :%s/lenny/squeeze/g # deb http://10.82.108.51/kedars/sheevaplug_wifi/builds/packages/ binary/ <--comment this line out apt-get update apt-get upgrade I got many errors like the next 3 lines (which I ignored): fopen: Permission denied fopen: Permission denied /usr/bin/mandb: cant create index cache directory /var/cache/man/pt: Permission denied apt-get install udev reboot (takes a long time) ssh email@example.com apt-get dist-upgrade
I got errors reading the man page directories, but ignored them. I also commented out the line