[CentOS] Via Eden

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Wed Mar 21 22:02:43 UTC 2007

chrism at imntv.com wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> chrism at imntv.com wrote:
>>> I've been thinking of using one of these for a home theater head unit.
>>> http://www.logicsupply.com/product_info.php/products_id/696
>>> Was planning to configure it with the following:
>>> Dual 4gig compact flash cards w/IDE adapters (about $50/each)
>>> Re-use old 3Ware dual port IDE card to make this a bootable RAID0 
>>> array (for speed)
>> Track down ipcop. It's a firewall package, and I believe there is 
>> advice about using CF as disk.
>> I think there's a limit to how many times you can write to it, and it 
>> might bite you.
>> I prefer the idea of a notepad drive; faster and more duable.
> Limited writes isn't an issue here since the only writes to the media 
> will be the OS, applications, and occasional updates.  The media store 

Directories? Where are /var/{tmp,run,lock} /tmp?

> is on a separate machine.  /var and swap are on the notebook drive.
> The idea is to use the flash so that it wakes up relatively quickly, 
> makes little noise, and generates little heat.

Don't assume, do your research.

btw Don't assume that flash is faster than a real drive.

>>> Cheap 2.5" 20gig drive for swap and /var partitions
>> A drive that small is likely slower than newer ones.
> Which doesn't matter since it is only going to be used for /var and swap.
> Cheers,
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