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I am building a configuration on a mini-itx board (a VIA EPIA MII-10000) and want
to run off of a compact flash card slot that linux has no problem seeing as /dev/hde1,
but bios can not see and thus can not boot from. I'm using RH 9 at the moment
with a 2.4.20-8 kernel (I'd just as soon stick with RH9 but could certainly upgrade
to a newer kernel if needed (and maybe my wireless troubles will need that anyway)).
My plan is to use a passive IDE / CF adapter to put a smaller cheaper (16MB 8x) CF
card as an IDE disk that bios does detect, and then have it bring up an environment
that is (mostly or entierly?) on a 2G 80x CF card in the CF slot (i.e so I can upgrade
it easily as the CF card in the IDE adapter will not be accessible without opening
So what I would like (and I could swear I have seen before but can not find now) is
some guide lines as to how to do this. It seems like there are a number of choices
like putting an entire bootable environment (like on a floppy) on the small card and
then just mounting the larger one, or putting just lilo on the small card and referencing
the larger one for the actual system, or...
Suggestions, pointers to where this has been discussed previously etc, all most welcome.
thanks in advance from me and my soon to be "alive" robot!