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We are using this to put a FreeBSD installation onto 14MB of
a 32MB CF card.


On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 07:59, jason wrote:
> Brian Henning wrote:
> >Greetings:
> >
> >My goal is to make a minimal install of FBSD on a 256 MB sandisk memory card.  I 
> >have a usb card reader and I was wondering if there exists any instructions on how 
> >to perform the install out on the web. I tried googling for it and found nothing 
> >useful.
> >
> >Any thoughts,
> >
> >Brian
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> Feel free to put an os on flash, but not the swap partion.  If you have 
> enough ram you might not need it depending on what you are doing.
> Here is some info
> Looking at
> the transfer speeds are very fast.
> Checking will show 
> reliability of write/erase endurance at 100,000 cycles.  For data 
> storage and just reading 1s and 0s flash lasts a very long time.  Just 
> don't write to them as a swap file or you could kill it real quick. 
> For a flash drive like the usb san disk, it shows up just as a scsi.  If 
> you need a swap drive you should think about a md in ram or mount a fs 
> after boot and make it sawp.  Like an extra partion on a 80 gig drive.  
> That is if you are going to take it to demo on windows pcs.  If its for 
> a diskless computer I would pop in an old spare ide or go with out a swap.
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