bootable PCI flash slot?
richard.williamson at u4eatech.com
Fri Oct 22 07:21:04 PDT 2004
Howard Jones wrote:
> I've just finished preparing a FreeBSD-based flash-booting
> router/firewall, which is currently using a DiskOnModule to boot from.
> If possible, I'd like the flash to be externally accessible to make
> upgrading or moving the flash a little simpler. Does anyone know of a
> PCI-slot flash carrier that can present itself as a bootable IDE drive
> with an external slot? I've found some PCI-PCMCIA cards, but they all
> talk about Windows compatibility, and appear to be aimed at digital
> camera users more than anything...
How married are you to the idea of using a PCI slot?
We have a demo network box that uses SanDisk CF cards. The CF cards
go into a SanDisk CF PC Card Adapter, that goes into the pc-card
device, which is plugged into the IDE bus instead of the PCI bus.
The entire thing replaces a DiskOnModule :>
But it is all standard, OTC kit.
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