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 From:  Me <d3javu1978 at yahoo dot com>
 To:  Angus Jordan <angus dot jordan at gmail dot com>, 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 11:41:19 -0700 (PDT)
I bought a FC card for 3.99 (freeshipping) at
surpluscomputers.com and a CF to IDE adaptor for 10.00

its actually cheaper then buying a USB stick.

JL

--- Angus Jordan <angus dot jordan at gmail dot com> wrote:

> 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

> and 16mb compact
> > > 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
> > > --
> > > C.M. Bagnall, Director, Minotaur I.T. Limited
> > > Tel: (07010) 710715 Mobile: (07811) 332969
> Skype: minotaur-uk
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