I'm planning to use a Compact Flash card as a boot 'drive' on a computer. While the conventional HD for the files & such is 250GB, I'd like to be able to use the 2GB card Ive got for the OS/programs--they're expensive...! Would 2GB be inadequate for Mint XFCE 5.0?
Hi I want to run Mint from a Compact Flash using a IDE to CF adaptor. My motivation if to have complete control of writes to the disk via the write protect switch. (i.e. only unlock this when I am updating or installing aps)
Anyone know if this will work? (sorry if this is obvious... quite a newb) When booting from a LIveCD obviously there is no ability to write to the boot medium and this works fine. Would the same be true if booting / running system from a write protected CF?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe that when using the LiveCD it writes a temporary file to the HDD. By turning on write protection on your disk, I don't think that's a good idea. It'd be the same as trying to run anything while everything is set for root privileges. Um. Why would you need to control disk writes?