[Soekris] info from stano
mats.svensson2 at comhem.se
Sun Mar 13 12:05:25 UTC 2005
"Beware of the fact that the flashcards don't have unlimited
number of write cycles and that without a special setup
most filesystems do some writes even when you don't expect
them to (e.g. updating a timestamp a file was last accessed)."
Ohh, I felt so happy when I successed putting openbsd with only necessary
file-groups (That's what the developers say on their homepage). But that
doesn't mean that it is perfect for the soekris/flash installation. I have
seen flash-dists of openbsd lurking around the net and maybe I should try
one of them. I just feel that I lose control a bit if I do so.
I have done an installation on a 1gig card and it booted up perfectly in the
computer (not in a soekrisbox) I tried it on. I made a /var/log partition
with 300meg space and it seemed to work correctly. I have not tried it in a
soekris box, I don't have one yet. Cortexsystems will send me one in three
days or so.
"You will most probably need a special setup/distribution
that guarantees a r/o access to the flashcard and makes
all that requires writing in the RAM only. Don't just
install a mainstream distribution there."
I will follow your tip.
You are probably right, the special dists that exists is more tested than
By the way, there are three connections on the box. Are there any problem if
I want one to my lan, one to Internet and one for dmz?
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