“3) OK, now that you don’t have any disks attached, you can proceed and telnet
into the NSLU2 using the username root and password uNSLUng.
From a command prompt on your windows machine (I assume that’s what you are using), type:
c:> telnet 192.168.1.177
or whatever the ip address of the slug is. You’ll be prompted for a username (and you’ll enter “root”), and then a password (and you’ll enter “uNSLUng”).
That’s the “telnet” session. The text-based command interface of the slug. That’s different than the web interface. So you telnet in, then plug in the drive, and wait for it to show up in the web interface. Once it shows up, then you continue entering the commands it tells you to in the telnet session.
Why does the document refer to Telnetting into the slug and using the web based interface as two different things?
Because they are, as you can see when you do the telnet command.
One is the graphical interface, the other is the text interface. Once you telnet in using the telnet command from a windows command prompt, the difference will become more clear to you.