[Beowulf] Re: real hard drive failures

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Wed Feb 2 11:38:38 EST 2005


>> > on that note, though - does anyone have comments about booting
>> > machines from flash?
>>
>
> have you looked into booting from usb-flash?  that would be very
> much dependent on bios, of course, but far more accessible.
>
Indeed, as Alvin says any system can be booted from a CF.

Some mini-ITX Cases come with a little slot, which makes changing
the CF card easy.

I agree with the USB comment - I always travel with a USB stick
which has Stresslinux on it.
www.stresslinux.org
This is a little distro which has lm_sensors, cpu_burn etc. on it,
plus memtest.
Invaluable for the roaming engineer :-)

_______________________________________________
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf



More information about the Beowulf mailing list