[CentOS] Installing OS on Flash Drive on Server

Muhammad Panji sumodirjo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 02:41:37 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:14 PM, Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jul 2011, Muhammad Panji wrote:
>> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
>> From: Muhammad Panji <sumodirjo at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [CentOS] Installing OS on Flash Drive on Server
>> Hi All,
>> On my gateway server I'm Installing CentOS on a flashdrive. is that a bad
>> idea? the server keep hang, I can ping the server from the LAN and from the
>> internet, the internet connection from LAN to internet is OK but another
>> service is down, ssh, VPN (PPTPD) and another service. Even the console is
>> unresponsive so I have to reset the server. Last time when I still can do
>> SSH to server the / drive is mounted read only, when I try to remount rw it
>> said error write protected but the flash drive itself have no write
>> protection. I'm wondering is using Flashdrive on server OS is a bad idea?
>> anyone have similar experience? thank you.
>> regards,
> Hi Muhammad. You might like to check the mailing-list
> archives for June, as there was quite a long discusiion on
> using Flash USB drives an SSD's for Centos installations.
> I think the general conclusions were that Flass drives are
> not really designed for this, and will wear out quickly, and
> the SDD's can fail without any warning whatsoever - and
> bang does your OS and/or your data.
Hi Keith thank you for the info. I will look at the archive. I just
change the flash drive with another flash drive last monday and today
the server error again. will reinstall the OS on a hard drive. Thank

Muhammad Panji
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