Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Feb. 13 2006,04:57
It is not designed for that particular setup.
With CF I would not place a swap partition on it.
With CF I would not place persistent home and opt on it.
CF has limited number of writes.
Swap on CF will clearly shorten the life of the CF.
Persistent home and and opt will also clearly place an undue strain on CF, especially with cache type files.
Therefore the simple lilo setup and use backup/restore. The backup/restore is much less strain on CF. Also, it is the reason that I would never suggest to put extensions mixed in with backup. Extensions are large static apps that should be written only once to either the /cdrom, the boot device on the CF, or to a second partition of the CF and then use the mydsl boot option to specify.
Hope this helps explain the design concept that I used to make this.
I know we need documentation to explain why certain things are setup the way that they are.