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Linux on a CF card configured as a "Live CD" to minimize/eliminate writes?

Link to this post 15 Jan 12

Subject: Linux on a CF card configured as a "Live CD" to minimize/eliminate writes?
Greetings,

I found a SATA to CF adapter


I know that CFs wear out more quickly, so this brings me to my question. How would it be possible to setup Linux (like Mint) properly on a CF card for minimal wear and tear? In my mind, I'm kind of thinking of it like a Live CD on the CF card -- but configured with programs I want and particular system settings of my preferences -- how do I do that?

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Use something like Unetbootin to install the image on a CF or other flash device. It will create a live image for you. For Ubuntu (and possibly clones like Mint) you can also allocate some of the space for read/write access (user data). Check out www.untebootin.net.

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But how to I configure it with certain applications and settings that I want, and then lock it down as a Live CD so that it stays persistent and cannot be changed without "unlocking" it or something?

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In this case, you will need to install it on the CF device directly, and then make it read-only. In that situation, it will be a full Linux installation - not just a Live CD/DVD/USB device.

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How would I go about making it read-only?

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Configure the mount options as read only

Regards

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