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Possible to install and run an OS on one of these?

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February 9, 2005 11:09:25 PM

Yes, you could, provided you have a board that supports booting from USB. Figuring out how to make the OS see the device for installation could be problematic, but I'm going to guess you could instal the OS to an 8GB hard drive partition first and use a program like Partition Magic to copy the partition and make it active.

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February 9, 2005 11:10:38 PM

BTW, I have a 16MB flash card here that's been converted to a DOS boot disk and worked fine with my former Asus board, which could make any USB device show up as a floppy disk.

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February 10, 2005 6:05:20 AM

There are OSs that run on 1 floppy disk so I see no reason why an OS couldn't be run off an 8gb flash disk :) 
You can put linux on anything, lol.

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February 10, 2005 12:09:33 PM

Towards the end of the article there is mention of cards up to and beyond 20GB. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the HDD?

As for the OS I was thinking more along the lines of a full blown version of XP...hell my current OS partition is only 11Gb and I've got plenty of room to spare.

Hmm...I have an ASUS board, P4PE, I'll have to play around with this.

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February 10, 2005 2:12:48 PM

size is not the concern

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February 10, 2005 5:05:40 PM

Well then, have fun with your 8GB "floppy drive".

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February 11, 2005 1:25:38 AM

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size is not the concern


I suspect speed is going to come into play...most likely in a negative way. It's gonna be awhile before these are reasonably available to even try it.

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February 11, 2005 11:35:57 PM

Yea, that thing will probably be $800+ or something insane like that. It is definatly not worth it :) 
I think I'll live with the noise of a hard drive in my little router computer for a little while longer, lol.

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