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Re: Debian on flash a store.

On Thu, 2018-03-15 at 19:33 +1300, Richard Hector wrote:
> On 15/03/18 18:01, David Christensen wrote:
> > That said, why do you have storage in a thin client?  I thought the idea
> > is to boot the clients over the network, run from RAM, and have the
> > server do most of the work (?).
> They were intended as thin clients - I'm not using them as such. I just
> use them as cheap machines with mimimal power consumption, that I can
> leave running even when more powerful machines are shut down. My openvpn
> endpoint is one such case (it also runs a DNS server).
> I don't need much storage, but I want it to be fairly reliable, and be
> sure I can replace it quickly if required. Importing a specialist DOM
> from overseas is not quick; buying a usb stick (from the supermarket or
> service station if need be) is :-)
> These things only cost me NZ$20 each (for 5) - and an added bonus is
> that the old atom (N280) cpu is not vulnerable to meltdown :-)
> Richard
I also use thin clients as Richard does.

Some I've attached an SSD via the USB port and that works well. I've got
2 others that I've used the internal memory as storage. The internal
memory originally held the boot loader to boot from a server. The size
is 2Gbits so it's big enough for Debian for Alix or dare I say it here

Another has a flash memory stick, again with Debian for Alix on it.


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