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 From:  Angus Jordan <angus dot jordan at gmail dot com>
 To:  per at tocodata dot no
 Cc:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>, Chris Bagnall <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: Feature request
 Date:  Tue, 23 Aug 2005 09:49:26 -0700
Yes, I've thought of the CF to IDE adaptor. I will suggest it to him, as it 
seems like the best idea all around. I've used it in the past for m0n0wall 
and had no issues.

Thanks for all the responses.

Angus Jordan

On 8/23/05, Per Willy Buffelen <per at tocodata dot no> wrote:
> 
> And it can boot from USB. Many new small pc have there internal CF
> cardreader connected to the PCI bus, and cant boot from CF card, but they
> can boot from USB memorystick. The thing to remember is to get a pc with 
> the
> CF cardreader conencted to USB-bus and not to PCI-bus (internal on 
> chipset).
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Per Willy Buffelen
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sai [mailto:sonicsai at gmail dot com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:54 AM
> To: Chris Bagnall
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Re: Feature request
> 
> CF cards reduce boot uptime as compared to hard disks, but are way better
> than floppies. Its dificult to get CF cards smaller than 128K now but 
> thats
> ok.
> 
> On 8/23/05, Chris Bagnall <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc> wrote:
> > > I have a m0n0wall firewall at a customers site which is in a regular
> > > tower PC, and he wants to eliminate the use of a hard drive in
> > > preference of running m0n0wall from the cdrom bootable image. In my
> > > opinion, this would be fine except for the fact that the
> > > configuration is stored on floppy.
> >
> > Most of the routers we deploy to clients' premises are also mini-tower
> > configurations. We tend to use compact flash to IDE adapters

> > flash cards that come free with cameras. Silent, reliable and doesn't
> > have the GUI delay you refer to with a floppy drive. Oh, not to
> > mention that CD drives and floppies have moving parts which are liable
> > to fail.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Chris
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