[App_rpt-users] How much space does an install of Limey comsume?

Stephen Rodgers hwstar at rodgers.sdcoxmail.com
Wed Mar 9 22:38:31 EST 2011


On 03/09/2011 06:31 PM, Corey Dean wrote:
> Using Acid.  Just have to have a computer that the bios support USB boot and a USB Memory stick bigger than 4 gig.  Remove the hard drive put in the memory stick and boot up the cd.  It will find the USB stick as the hard drive.
> 
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> Thanks,,,  Corey
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org [mailto:app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org] On Behalf Of Jon Rorke
> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 4:28 PM
> To: APP_RPT_Users
> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] How much space does an install of Limey comsume?
> 
> Well how do you go about setting that up on a usb drive?  Are you using limey or acid???
> 
> I would like to do that too.
> 
> Jon VA3RQ
> 
> On 3/9/2011 4:11 PM, Corey Dean wrote:
>> Something I have been doing on these systems and some other friends have done is to remove the hard drive all together and use a USB memory stick.  I have just seen too many hard drive failures in the past.  Haven't lost a USB memory stick yet...
>>
>> Corey  N3FE
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org 
>> [mailto:app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org] On Behalf Of Mark Phillips
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 3:52 PM
>> To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
>> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] How much space does an install of Limey comsume?
>>
>> Think I just answered my own question ....
>>
>>   From the limeylinux FAQ
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>> How much space does the distribution take up on the Compact Flash?
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>> The current version takes up 80 MB of the total compact flash storage area.
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>> On 03/09/2011 03:49 PM, Mark Phillips wrote:
>>> Hi Folks,
>>>
>>> How much disc space does an install of Limey consume? I bought a 
>>> diskless work station based upon an Atom 230 chip with 1GB of RAM and 
>>> a 1GB built in flash card (removeable).
>>>
>>> I'm wondering if I can get away with installing Limey on the 1GB 
>>> flash and thus not have to splurge on an HDD.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
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One drawback to doing this is the files in the /var directory are overwritten quite often. Your Flash-based USB stick
may not hold up to such abuse because each flash sector can only withstand a limited number of rewrites before it
corrupts the data.  For ACID, you are better off using a true Solid State Disk which is designed to tolerate such abuse.
SSD's have wear leveling which makes them last longer than straight USB sticks. Unfortunately they also cost more.

This is the main reason why Limey runs off a ramdisk instead of continuing to use the CF.

Steve
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