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Old 12-09-2005, 05:02 AM   #1
johnali3n
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Thumbs up Which Linux distro can I use that doesnt use a swapfile? For use on a flash device.


Hi all.

What a great forum! I have a question.

I am looking to use Linux on a flash device. As you may know, a flash device has a limited number of writes. So, I am looking for a Linux ditro that will run on a flash device with a limited amount of writes. This can be done with a version of Linux that doesn't use a swap file.

Has anyone ever used a Linux distro in such an environment, ie on a flash device?

If so, what do you suggest? It will be used as part of a touch screen system.

Many thanks for your help in advance.
John
 
Old 12-09-2005, 05:53 AM   #2
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Yeah, DamnSmallLinux can be installed on Flash.

No distro that I know of makes swap mandatory: It's just something you can have if you want.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 06:50 AM   #3
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was going to say DSL + same comments.
There was a thread about Linux MZ
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=378161

I am not clued up about embedded linux devices, but that might
be the field to look into really.
 
Old 12-09-2005, 08:34 AM   #4
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Great, thanks for your help
 
  


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