[svlug] Compact flash devices
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Tue Jan 21 01:47:54 PST 2003
On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 01:36:33 -0800
Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 11:43:17PM -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:
>> Any body messed with compact flash devices under Linux?
> Yes. But just a USB-based CF memory card reader. :^) It was fairly
Cool -- I've interest there for a (future) camera. Good to know.
>> Specifically booting and running off one?
> No. :^) Though I've seen some Linux- (or perhaps it was BSD-)based 1U
> rackmount box that booted off of a CF card. They simply used an IDE
> do-hicky to let them plug in the CF card as if it were a drive.
Ahh. I don't know the physical architecture of the device yet, not from
the vantage that Linux sees if from. I *hope* that it appears as an ATA
> (They didn't need much disk space on the box, since all it did was
> read video from some cameras or other video source, and then pipe them
> onto the network. Yes, it was apparently for some porn site. :^) )
Hehn. This isn't a porn device, sort of a strange kind of embedded work.
> Based on what I saw (see above), I'd bet on it. :^)
I'd rate that a safe bet.
J C Lawrence
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