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Old 03-24-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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Damn small on a Compact Flash card.


Building a media box... I want it to run read only off a Compact Flash card. How can I "burn" the DSL ISO on to a CF card? (using just a cdrom drive, and CF card)
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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So it looks like I am off to the DSL home forums... thanks for the help guys!
 
Old 04-06-2004, 06:14 AM   #3
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hey, i'm working on a media box too (based on a EPIA M10000). I don't know how you plan to use the CF card but i'm going to use a IDE->CF bridge for it. In that case you can approach it as a HD and probably do a HD-install (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/dsl-hd-install.html). I haven't started yet (first trying to understand linux a bit better (n00b)), so i might be of little help. But i'm very interested in how your system and how it works out for you.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:16 AM   #4
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I was also planning on using an Flash to IDE interface for the card.
But there were two main things I had to consider.

1. The average CF card will not last long when used as a HDD... so mounting it in read-only mode is a must if you want it to live longer then a few months.

2. If the card is mounted read-only, then you could compress your software (like it is done on Linux Live CDs) and fit even more programs in a smaller space. This keeps costs down.
 
  


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