bootable PCI flash slot?

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at
Fri Oct 22 07:30:28 PDT 2004

Hi Howard,

On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 03:10:18PM +0100, 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...

At least some of the Casetronic CF readers come with a PCI carrier:

I don't remember if I used the models for the C146/C147 or C137 cases
though. They worked fine with 5.x.

Be sure to set the "disk" to CHS mode in the bios.

Best regards,

Francois Tigeot

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