Re: What's best way to use Debian w/o my laptop? Flash + union?
unforgettableid <unforgettableid <at> gmail.com> writes:
> I usually get around my city of Toronto, Canada by bicycle. I fall off my bike
> once a year or so. Therefore I don't carry breakable electronics like my
> laptop unless I know I will need them. But I sometimes need to use my Debian
> OS, my files, and some shell scripts I've written when I'm away from home. So
> I invested Cdn$100 in a 16GB SDHC card to carry in my pocket every day and boot
> Debian Linux from. I used it for a year, but the card's write speed is quite
> slow, so I've stopped using it. I now have four options, and wonder which is
> 1. Use my laptop's internal hard drive to boot Debian from, and leave my
> laptop running at home every day. But this costs the environment, and the
> electricity costs add up over time too.
> 2. Buy a faster flash card. If you do a Google search for [ cf iometer
> benchmarks ] you can find some. But this option might cost me Cdn$200 or more;
> option 4 seems like it'll be cheaper and almost as convenient.
> 3. Buy a 2.5" external HDD. But I'm told that when these fall, they're much
> more likely to break than flash.
> 4. At http://rtr.ca/run_from_ram/ there's a tool that easily lets you use some
> union filesystem on top of flash storage to speed things up. I can set it up
> to union my laptop's internal HDD on top, when it's available.
Followup: My laptop's onboard Ethernet jack is physically broken. This week I
plan to buy and set up a USB Ethernet dongle. I think that when I have time,
I'll try to get Wake-on-LAN to work with that. If I can't, I will probably go
with the http://rtr.ca/run_from_ram/ option.
Thank you all for all your ideas.