[sf-lug] A ROM bootable OS
jim at well.com
Mon May 29 14:37:36 PDT 2006
and the linuxBIOS project --->
On May 29, 2006, at 2:20 PM, Sameer Verma wrote:
> Andrew Stanton wrote:
>> Hi folks:
>> How about a linux that boots in ROM? Nothing to configure for a
>> I think a ROM OS with essential software would really be
>> 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
>> 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.
> Pebble Linux uses such an approach. It is not a Desktop Linux type OS.
> Its Debian based, and is designed to run wireless and wired routers.
> image sits on a CF card or can be flashed to onboard flash. At boot
> time, it partitions the RAM into a temporary filesystem and unloads the
> /var into it. Runs as read-only from there, with all the read-write
> happening in the /var partition in the RAM.
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Asst. Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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