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Re: Fedora 8/ARM available



On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 08:13:05AM -0600, Jima wrote:
 I'd love to get Fedora on my NSLU2 -- although that'll probably require
me to find/buy a USB hard drive. :-)

That would certainly be the easiest way.

There are ways of reducing footprint so that your fs will fit in flash
(some of which used internally), but the more effective ones are
generally one-way, and things like 'yum update' are rather hard to
keep working after you've slimmed your filesystem down to 4MB. :-)

Well, the semi-obvious question to me is, could one use the flash for /boot (or such), and load the drivers for the USB et al via initrd? Or would that even fit? (Looking at x86_64, at least, my kernel is 1.9mb and my initrd is 3.8mb -- ouch.) Or is there some other intermediary that could load an OS wholly installed on a USB drive? I can't claim to be an expert with the NSLU2 -- I haven't really touched it since I got OpenWRT on it. (And before you ask why I even bought one: I got it secondhand. Cheap.) I would dream of trying to install/run Fedora without external media on the thing -- it was most certainly a joke. :-)

     Jima


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