[linux-elitists] Appeal for help from pedal powered Internet project in Laos.
Larry M. Augustin
Sun Feb 9 10:38:51 PST 2003
See appended appeal for Linux help from the Pedal-Powered Internet project
in Laos. Perhaps someone on this list can help.
Larry M. Augustin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +1.650.966.1759, Fax: +1.650.966.1753
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Allison [mailto:allison@shasta.Stanford.EDU]
> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 11:07 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: any chance you can help ...
> Any chance you can help Lee or point him to someone who can?
> Subject: Felsenstein Linux crisis in Laos! :)
> Some of you no doubt know that Lee Felsenstein is involved in a
> project to bring wireless internet connectivity (including VOIP) to
> a bunch of isolated villages in Laos. This has been covered by the
> press rather extensively, sometimes called "The Pedal-Powered
> Lee is in Laos this week, trying to install and configure the initial
> systems. He's having a Linux/peripheral interface problem which may
> be a show-stopper. I just received the following appeal for help or
> advice, FWD'ed via Lena Dietheim.
> It's not clear whom to reply to, but for lack of a more direct contact,
> I'd suggest emailing Lee's normal address << firstname.lastname@example.org >> and
> also CC:'ing Lena << email@example.com >> on any constructive
> And in the interest of time, I presume they would welcome you folks
> FWD'ing this message itself to others you think may have solved this
> problem in the past.
> >From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Feb 8 16:44:38 2003
> Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 16:45:15 -0800
> To: wharton@shasta.Stanford.EDU, "Lena Diethelm" <email@example.com>
> From: "Lena M. Diethelm" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Fwd: For IP? Laos Pedal Powered Internet--> Urgent specific
> Linux/MSystemsDOCM576b/PC104 help needed!!
> > We need help urgently on a Linux-related matter. I am logging in form
> > Vientiane, Laos, where I am helping create and install the so-called
> > powered Internet" , which is actually a remote-village VOIP system with
> > wireless backhaul. It's been extensively written up, and media are
> > converging for our inauguration on Thursday.
> > Our promblem is that we are using a Millenium MD2203-D576 flash disk,
> and we
> > cannot get it to format under Linux 2.2 and 2.4. We can complete DOS
> > Dformatting, and can't get beyone OD specific firmware.
> > The problemis describedn in greater detail at:
> > www.thtree.com/People/LiamH/mtdproblems.txt
> > We need to get past this problem by tomorrow if we are to launch within
> > time window. We need advice and assistance from people who have solved
> > particular problem before..
> > Thank you for your support
> > Lee Felsenstein.
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