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Re: run debian off usb flash drive

On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 07:51:34PM -0900, Joey Hess wrote:
> Oliver Kurth wrote:
> > I have set up something like this on a small PowerPC box, with a 64MB
> > flash card. I have put lots of stuff into ram disk (/tmp,
> > /var/{log,lock,run}, /var/{lib,cache}/apt), using bind mounts. It is
> > running for about half a year now, usually always on (so few reboots). I
> > am still a little bit worried about /etc/mtab and /etc/network/ifstate
> > (the latter can be put on ram disk as well).
> > 
> > Of course, on reboot I loose all my log files. And I need to call
> > apt-get update again, but that's not a problem.
> > 
> > I have built a small Debian package for the ram disk setup, tell me if
> > you are interested.
> There's the flashybrid package (in unstable and testing) that can
> automate this kind of thing, including saving your log files back to
> flash on shutdown. I've used it for years, on flash systems ranging from
> 32 mb ro 256 mb in size.

Had any flash device errors yet?

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