Netbooks & BSD
kline at thought.org
Wed Oct 20 17:33:35 UTC 2010
On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 08:26:14AM +0200, Uffe Jakobsen wrote:
> 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.
> See: http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ISO-IMAGES-i386/8.1/FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img
Sure, the optical uses [I think] a USB connector. Pretty sure
that all these tiny "toys" are made at one factory! and then
labeled by the vendor. If all the opticals are essentially
the same, then great. --Re memory sticks, I have never used
them. It is probably as-simple as using a CDROM or DVD; I'll ck
out the URL.
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