[CentOS-devel] Using Centos as embedded linux.

Tue Jan 15 18:42:52 UTC 2008
Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org>

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Kenneth Porter wrote:
| --On Friday, January 11, 2008 10:01 AM +0530 "Vishak V. Kurup"
| <vishak.kurup at nestgroup.net> wrote:
|> My device configuration is as follows.
|> CPU      : intel Celeron M 1.60 Ghz
|> DIMM     : W/DDR 1GB ECC
|> IDE(Primary Master) : Compact Flash (1 GB)
|> IDE(Primary Master) : Compact Flash (256 GB)
| How big is that? I'm looking for an embedded Linux that would fit in a
| 3x3x1 inch box, with Ethernet and maybe an FPGA to do fast custom
| digital I/O (10 Mbps comm link to another device). I'm not doing data
| collection so don't need vast storage; my 2 GB micro SD card would be
| more than enough. But lots of memory would be nice and an FPU would be
| ideal. (I'm doing trig.)

You can do a lot with 1 GB disk if you stri things down correctly. But
let's face it. It will no longer be Centos. Not by a long shot.

So I suggest anyone willing to start on this sort of adventures to use
what has been developed allready for such applications and not trying to
reinvent the weel for the zillionth time.

Just make sure you NEVER use flash for swap.


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