Opening the box and first boot
Opening the Box
|The Sheeva Plug development kit comes in a very attractive white board with a magnetic clasp. It contains the Sheeva Plug, ethernet cable, mini USB cable for serial access, extension cord and a CD.|
|The Sheeva Plug allows you to remove the wall wart plug and use an extension cord type of plug. This is absolutely the best design I've ever seen. I felt like the only person in the world who hates wall warts that takes up 3 wall sockets. With the extension cord, my Sheeva Plug sits nicely on the side of the power strip and uses exact ONE socket. The person who came up with this needs to be given a raise and a corner office.|
|The casing opens up to 2 compartments, the right holds the transformer that converts AC to DC. The 4 pin connected on the top right connects the transformer to the main board. I believe (although not sure) that it is 5v. The empty space on the left holds the mainboard.|
|The assembled main board set with the main board on the bottom, then a heat spreader, and the daughter card with the SD connector, serial/jtag connector.|
|The top of the separated board set. You can see the Ethernet and USB connector in the front. The DDR2 memories are on the far left, the Kirkwood CPU is near the center of the board. The PHY is between the CPU and the RJ45 and the top most chip is the NAND flash. On the right is the heat spreader. The gray strips on the heat spreader mates to the memory, CPU and PHY.|
|The bottom of the separated board set. The SD connector and the serial/jtag connector is visible on the daughter card.|
First boot was fairly simple, plug in the Ethernet cable and power code was all it took for the Sheeva Plug to boot. I had some trouble getting the serial port working but it works after doing these steps. Once the serial console was working, I could log in with:
username: root password: nosoup4u
I was then able to get the Sheeva Plug's IP address and ssh into the box. The whole ordeal took about 15 minutes.
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