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 From:  "Seth Martin" <SethM at turbinegenerator dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Colour me impressed! Plus a question...
 Date:  Mon, 25 Jul 2005 11:15:44 -0400
You can use a CF to 44pin IDE adapter like this one:
http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/products_id/337

and DSL is probably the best distro for what you want. 

-----Original Message-----
From: yamahito [mailto:yamahito at gmail dot com] 
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 11:10 AM
To: Tom Anderson
Cc: Pascal Gaudette; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Colour me impressed! Plus a question...

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
minimised.

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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