Re: Going small
From: John Murphy (jfm_at_blueyonder.co.uk)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 21:46:45 +0100
Nikolas Britton <email@example.com> wrote:
>m0n0wall will run from a HD aswell as a CD-ROM/Floppy
Sure, but I'll be happier with the (becoming more) familiar full
FreeBSD and may even try current :|
The php/XML speak was foreign to me too.
>>True but I've read that flashcards tend to fail after a lot of writes
>>and I need storage space anyway...
>Thats true but if you load the system onto a ram disk you only have to
>read off the flashcard once at boot up......
Good point. I'll definitely try it (or pico) when I get a flashcard.
>another way is mount the filesystem etc. on it and point /tmp, /var and
>swap onto a ram drive (corse why point swap to a ram drive LOL)
I may even try swap on a ram drive just to see what happens :)
It's only got 128MB though so I hope to keep as much of it available
as possible for the applications. Though I guess /tmp and /var
shouldn't grow much with no X running. Definitely a custom Kernel.
Speaking of which; I ventured into OpenBSD land recently and was
surprised by the size of the kernel compared to Free's GENERIC.
But that's another story...
>basicly, minimize the need for the system to read/write (mainly write)
>to the flash card and you'll be fine.
>google around for embedded, bsd, mini, etc.
Will do, thanks.
-- John. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-newbies To unsubscribe, send any mail to "email@example.com"