I'm currently configuring my nslu2 to reboot correctly, having the Debian Lenny Operating System split over two usbsticks - this is quite difficult, i think.
You see, sometimes it boot, sometimes not. Therefore, I've decided to try UUID naming instead of the default sdX naming system. Maybe udev naming too ... dunno.
some person says it is important to do one usb stick at a time. How important is this(?) when I have the OS split over two usb-sticks, not just one?
I have not really used udev for other than renaming ethernet and wlan devices; so some tips on using it for renaming usb-devices would be nice. Is renaming on the grounds of UUIDs the most sensible way, you think?
I have set up the cabling to the nslu2 like this:
[NSLU2 (Debian Lenny)]---(usb)---[SANDISK 8GB stick (normal writing rate)]
[USB HUB]---(usb)---[veeeery large and sleepy external harddrive]
[CORSAIR 4G stick (superfast writing rate)]
/boot, /home, /usr/local and /var/log is on the Sandisk, and /, /tmp, /usr and /var/log is on the Corsair. Is this a good structure? Now, installing packages is damn slow (then it's using the Sandisk), but doing simple editing in Vim and logging in from ssh is like to an ordinary machine with the OS on a harddrive. This is not that bad, since I'm doing editing in Vim more often that installing packages (maybe just once).
Hmm ... quite a few questions here ...
All answers appreciated.
Edit: [SOLVED], just go on with naming by UUID if you boot from several memorysticks. Maybe it is preferable to rebuild the initramfs for each edit to the fstab file ...