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Re: kullervo up again

On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Ingo Juergensmann wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 12:11:21PM +0100, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > For my Amiga I just bought a flash-IDE converter (one for CF, one for SD)
> > and a 4GB flash card for them. This should show up as a regular IDE disk on
> > the machine, which I hope can be partitioned and made bootable, and maybe
> > even used as Linux root partition. And can be backed up easily, and, in the
> > case of the CF card, can be exchanged quickly without opening the case.
> > After christmas I might have some time to play with this, I will let you
> > know how it goes. That could be the new boot disk for crest and kullervo, if
> > they can boot from IDE.
> Kullervo can't. It's an A3000 and as every serious Amiga before the A4000 it
> only has SCSI onboard. So, to boot from CF you'd need a CF to IDE adapter
> and then again an IDE to SCSI adapter. I don't think that this would work
> without problems. ;-) 
> But yes, CF would be a nice and cheap way to boot from. Basically, a very
> small 64 MB flash would be sufficient for AmigaOS... 

Running AmigaOS on a FLASH drive is probably OK.

However, using a FLASH drive as your Linux root file system (esp. with ext3)
may wear it out quickly.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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