Originally Posted by robotissues
I would like to create a kiosk-like system to run one java application all of the time, full screen....... I am hoping this is as simple as using dd to copy the hard drive (hda) to the cf card (hdc). Is this naive? Suggestions welcome.
"dd" should work. You have to think about the filesystem on the cf-card (maybe ext2. Naive is everytime a good way to grow. I didn't do such a project like you. I think, the best way is to boot from solide flash and than remount the root to cf-card. For this you have to do a Kernel without modules. To realise this, you can use your hardware in a normal system and run "hwinfo" - surche for the components and configure your kernel.
You have also to configure your bootmanager like Grub (here better then Lilo) - *RTMF*
If you are in the situation, the system come up to init... you only have to do makeups (beauty...*g*)...
I know this from my inofficial Projekt before 5 years. Here I create a scrip, is building a bootable CD with a System like Knoppix from scratch (means: I build my own linux to understand the system)
Have fun and don't frustrate...