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Is there a distro out there that will run from an SD card? I have an idea for a home made photo frame that would require booting/loading from an SD card into a ramdisk, and was wondering if there was already a distro set up for this, or if you all had any input on which on to use.
Booting from an SD card should work like booting from a USB pen, and there are plenty out there to do this.
However, I'm a bit puzzled - why would you want to boot from an SD card? Surely you want the O/S for your photo frame to be built in, otherwise all your SD cards that you wanted to use would need to have an O/S on them.
Just out of interest, why are you trying to make a home-made SD photo frame? The shop-bought ones would be much cheaper and neater. Unless you're trying to do something special...
Here's the idea: I want to give my mom a photo frame that has an 802.11 interface so that I can remotely add pictures. These don't exist. So, my idea is to build one from a mini-ATX board, a nice LCD screen, boot it from one SD card into a ram disk, and have one other SD card to store the pics (no hard drive). I can elaborate more if you'd like. (:
basically, I want the OS to boot up, load just the drivers for the VGA card, the 802.11 card and whatever GUI I use to display the pics. Very minimal.