[arch-general] archlinux hardware question

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Sun Nov 28 23:59:04 CET 2010

A sled drive puts an internal drive into a sled case.  Then the user 
slides the sled case along tracks installed for that purpose into the 
computer and in order to use it must lock the drive with a key.  You can 
put operating systems on different hard drives that way and if one gets 
compromised pull it out and replace disk to keep running.

On Sun, 28 Nov 2010, Damjan wrote:

>>  Has anyone managed to get archlinux up and running on either a sled
>>  drive or a full-sized usb drive yet. Another Linux system I have
>>  couldn't even detect the disk drive was in the machine and I gave it my
>>  best hard drive too. Slackware has no problem with the drive, but Debian
>>  squeeze or an earlier edition of lenny squeeze had problems too.
> What's a "sled drive"?
> Anyway, when the LCD broke on my main laptop, and I sent it for a repair, I 
> took out the hard drive, put it in an external USB box and hooked it up on an 
> Asus EEEpc 701.
> Except that I had to update the initramfs to include the usb drivers 
> (ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd, usb_storage, sd_mod) I don't remember doing anything 
> else special.
> fstab was already configured to mount by uuid, grub2 too.
> -- 
> ??????

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