[mythtv-users] boot off compact flash
pebender at san.rr.com
Sat Apr 21 18:54:53 UTC 2007
Mitch Gore wrote:
> I want to build a ultra quiet front end. I was thinking about using a
> LiveUSB version of linux but than I ran across this device.
> From what I understand it just plugs into the IDE port and then you
> connect a CF disk. Has anyone ever tried this?
I have used it to boot MiniMyth <http://linpvr.org/minimyth/> and it works.
> If so how is the speed compared to a regular IDE drive?
I have never done any comparisons. At boot, I load everything into RAM,
so speed is no concern.
> A 4GB CF can be had for ~$34. This a
> a very reasonable way to reduce noise and it doesn't cost that much either.
Another way to reduce noise is to network boot using PXE.
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