Okay, flashing the OS onto the Sheeva, I have to make a decision and I'd like some advice.
Should I flash Debian to the internal memory on the Sheeva or to an external SD card?
According to the instructions that PaulF linked me to, you can install Debian to any device (internal memory, USB stick, SD card). However, the USB stick is sometimes not recognized, according to the instructions, and the SD card requires an experimental bootloader.
I've extracted the Debian tarball and it is small enough to fit onto the internal memory without slimming it down. But according to the plug computing instructions, I'll have to to add an MTD Utils file to the distro as I prepare a jffs2 image. However, I can't connect to the location he points to as having that file. And I'm a little confused about which computer the file folder system is supposed to be on in step 4.
Thanks for any help you can give me. I'll write this all up in a clean thread and in the wiki when I'm done.