[rescue] Removable boot...was: What to do with those USB "pen" drives...

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Fri Aug 8 23:43:45 CDT 2003

On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 11:42 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 11:23:19PM -0500, Mike Hebel wrote:
>> You figure 2:1 (best case)
>> compression on the Zip-disk and you get approximately 180meg which
>> would make a nice simple NetBSD system.  Why you would want to do it
>> that way would be another matter entirely.
> About 500MB, with an IDE Zip250.

There's and inexpensive easily update-able system for you.  A small x86 
machine with a newer board that boots from removable devices, some RAM, 
and an IDE Zip 250.

Want to change the whole machine? Change the disk!

Would be a good thing for maybe cluster nodes as long as everything is 
moved to a Ramdisk.  Or maybe a rack full of simple mail servers.

I'm sure we could find a good use for this idea.  :-)

Mike Hebel

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