[sf-lug] A ROM bootable OS

Andrew Stanton andy at stantonweb.com
Mon May 29 13:55:41 PDT 2006

   Hi folks:

How about a linux that boots in ROM?  Nothing to configure for a minimal

I think a ROM OS with essential software would really be revolutionary.  

Of course the trick is defining what "essential" is.

Note: This is similar but not the same as booting from a Knoppix CD.  The closest thing to what i'm suggesting would be putting the OS on a flash CF card and making it bootable. (the key difference is that the CF card can be erased, but ROM cannot - but in both cases the OS resides in a permanent form of
solid state memory)

What do you all think?

I don't know about you all, but I'm fairly tired of having to configure
an OS for a new computer (whether it be Windoze, the mac OS, or a
linux variant - let's be honest - they are all nuisance to set up).  

- Andy S.


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