Netbooks & BSD
uffe at uffe.org
Wed Oct 20 06:53:00 UTC 2010
On 20/10/10 04.29, Gary Kline wrote:
> $150 is seriously in my price range [!] But what about the
> optical drive? If I can buy one on sale and install FBSD from a
> CD or DVD, do all optivcal drive fit all notebooks?
> With a few things that I probably will buy. An optical, a 16 or
> 32G SSD ...&c.) So if there is a fire-sale at Costco or
> <<wherever>> for an HP 9" or 10 Atom notebook, will I be able
> to use another vendor's optical drive?
An optical drive will propably not fit in side a 9" or 10" notebook
If you are going for a netbook I'd go for an external USB optical drive
- all netbooks that I've come across can boot from external usb medias.
Personally I prefer to install stable FreeBSD from USB memory stick.
Since 8.0 FreeBSD has shipped a "memstick" disk image that nicely fits
into a 1G USB memory stick.
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