[CentOS] booting from a +2TB disk

Peter Arremann loony at loonybin.org
Sun Sep 4 16:01:26 UTC 2005

On Sunday 04 September 2005 09:47, Andreas Rogge wrote:
> Wouldn't it be much easier to use an IDE Flash Module for that?
> You can get 128 MB IDE Flash for direct plugging to the ATA-Connector on
> the mainboard for as few as 30 € (which is definitely not an issue, if
> you have disk-arrays greater than 2 TB...).

Not a good idea... CF isn't meant for constant re-writes... you'd have to run 
a special filesystem like JFFS that none of the major linux distributions 
know how to do as an install... CF sized harddisks aren't much better - they 
aren't meant to run 24/7 and so on... 

If you can at all efford it, you should always have a set of mirrored OS disks 
and then do raid 0+1 or 5, depending on your space/speed/redundancy needs, 
for the data. 


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