USB Key Disk Boot

Doug White dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Wed Nov 3 18:24:11 PST 2004


On Tue, 2 Nov 2004, joe mcguckin wrote:

>
> Doug,
>
> Thanks for the info.
>
> Most USB keys don't have a rw/ro switch. Is there a kernel flag you can set
> to tell FreeBSD that boot device is flash and that writes should be kept to
> a minimum? Can swap space be completely done away with?

In addition to the items mentioned later in the thread also look at the
diskless bits in rc.conf. These will set up a ramdisk /var for you, which
should be enough for stuff like dhcp and temporary logging to work.

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