[arch-general] archlinux hardware question
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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