[CentOS] Centos on a Flash drive and Micro drive
rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Jul 15 05:25:27 UTC 2007
I am considering putting together a 'micro server' that I can easily
travel with. I am seriously considering the decTOP, as at $99 (plus the
cost of a 256MB SIMM) is amazingly priced.
But I want to run on batteries, so trash a real hard drive. I have a
couple of IDE to Compact flash adapters that support 2 flash cards. So
I was considering a 4Gb (or even 2Gb) cheap real fash card for the OS
and a 4 or 8 Gb micro drive (I have a 4Gb sitting in a drawer gathering
dust got to figure out how to fix its paritions that I messed up).
So I was thinking to put the more static parts of the OS on the flash
card and the not static parts on the micro drive.
Obviously the Swap partition, /home, and /var/log go onto the micro
drive. What else? /tmp?
Are /dev and /proc real things on disk or only pointers to the various
And then how do I put all these directory trees on the micro drive. I
currently use a LVM partition for my /home on my notebook, but this is a
lot more. Do I do Symbolic links? Or what. Are there any howtos? I
have not found anything to help me so far.
Probably got at least a week to figure this out. Obviously I don't have
the system right now. And monday it is off to San Fran for the IEEE 802
meeting... (and the following week IETF in Chicago, family gets really
upset when I have these 'back-to-back' conferences).
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