hm. something went wrong - it won't complete the boot-up on the CF. i have a feeling it was the swap setup, as that init.d script was before the network init'd. no ping from the lan/bridge interface, the wifi interface doesn't come up (no light) and no dhcp on the wan interface. bleaugh.
luckily, that /sbin/init script from the OpenWrt has a test before it does the pivot_root, so I have it up and running with the internal flash. ahh, failsafes. fun fun fun. damn, this thing need a serial console.