Subject: small PCMCIA computer boot
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Maier <email@example.com>
Date: 05/16/2001 13:20:41
I keep comming across jobs where they have some special need that either are
VERY cost prohibative or there are no real solutions available where I think to
myself, "Hey! NetBSD can do that."
Has anyone run across a small computer (Intel/AMD or other) based computer that
can boot off a PCMICIA memeory card? I work with Bay and Cisco all the time and
that PCMICIA boot it the best! Not HD to die, low power, etc.
I could build a small bootable kernel with a core number of tools (like the
install Kernel) and configureations and be done with it. Of course I'ld have
to have PCMICIA in the kernel, if I ever wanted to talk to the memory card; like
if I wanted to mount /etc latter from the card (just thinking...).
Kind of take me back a few years, when a few people were considering porting
NetBSD to a Cisco router (680x0 base model).
John Maier - Administrator
Midamerica Internet Services
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