FreeBSD on IDE Flash disk drive

Steve Franks stevefranks at
Mon Mar 12 16:23:38 UTC 2007

I noticed a project called "NanoBSD" in the freebsd handbook that is
intended for exactly this purpose.  I compiled & installed it just
fine on 6.1 release, but my hardware wouldn't boot a CF card, so I was
unable to verify that it worked.

Sounds like NanoBSD is to FreeBSD what m0n0wall is to Linux?


On 3/9/07, Nejc Škoberne <nejc at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I plan to install a FreeBSD 6.2 router/gateway/DHCP server on a EPIA
> box with 1GB Transcend IDE Flash drive. Since Transcend says that
> this device is capable of "10,000 insertion/removal cycles" I assume
> that I must minimize the number of writes to the drive. It is okay
> with me if I have to configure syslog to log to another machine.
> Any suggestions/instructions how to achieve this? Any experienced
> users regarding this matter?
> Thanks for ideas and help.
> Nejc
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Steve Franks, KE7BTE
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La Palma Devices, LLC
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