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 From:  yamahito <yamahito at gmail dot com>
 To:  Tom Anderson <tom at haremail dot net>
 Cc:  Pascal Gaudette <pascal underscore gaudette at yahoo dot ca>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Colour me impressed! Plus a question...
 Date:  Mon, 25 Jul 2005 16:09:45 +0100
Yes, but something that runs from a RAM disk should overcome that problem.

Pascal, check out something like damnsmallinux
(http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/).  If you set up the CF as a hard disk
(not sure how you're going to do that) and do a hard disk install,
that should give you a nice starting point.  The whole system is
designed to run in under 50MB, so it should fit on a reasonably sized
CF card with few or no problems, and because it was designed to run
off read-only systems, the problems that Tom mentions should also be

On 7/25/05, Tom Anderson <tom at haremail dot net> wrote:
> My understanding is that the CF card is not suitable for applications that
> write to it often, as it wears out quickly under such conditions.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pascal Gaudette" <pascal underscore gaudette at yahoo dot ca>
> To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 7:11 AM
>  Has anyone here tried to run a laptop from
> > a CF card?  Not a firewall, but a client box with X11,
> > OpenOffice, Mozilla, etc?  I'll be taking a laptop to
> > West-Afica soon, and I'm thinking about swapping the
> > internal HD for a CF card, and using external storage
> > (eg USB HD or Flash, CD-RW) only as needed.  My goal
> > is to increase reliability and battery life.  Most
> > useful stuff found so far:
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