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Martin Michlmayr
Day DebConf day 6 (2009-07-29)
Room Upper talkroom
Start time 20:00
Duration 01:00
ID 412
Event type lecture
Track DebConf
Language en

Debian on Network Storage Devices and Other Devices

How to give a good install experience on devices that are not PCs

Network Storage Devices (NAS) are are gaining popularity and are available quite inexpensively. For most customers, they are basically just a hard drive that you connect to the network for file storage. In reality, these devices are complete, even if fairly low-end, computers - and Debian can be installed on some of them. Recently, there has also been a lot of interest in supporting other devices, such as netbooks and more embedded devices.

This talk will:

  • Briefly introduce the NAS devices we currently support in Debian.
  • Explain how Debian and the Debian installer support NAS devices in a very easy way.
  • Share the experience gained working with users (i.e. what works, what doesn't).
  • Look at future devices that would be nice to support and a number of other features that users have requested.

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