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