Switching from nanoBSD to full install - compact flash still works?



  • Hi,

    In planning for 2.4, I understand I need to move from nanoBSD to a full install. Some of those devices will get their SSD drives, but I wanted to know, for those devices that do not have a Sata port (only a CompactFlash slot), can I run the full product on a compactFlash card or does it absolutely need a mSata/Sata drive?

    Bonus question: If a full install is possible on a CompactFlash card, what would the minimal size of a CompactFlash card for decent usage? (no snort, no squid, or anything requiring real disk space).


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can run a full install from CF, but it will be slow (because it's CF) and it might have some wear issues (also because it's CF).



  • Thanks - that answers my question.



  • @Mike:

    Thanks - that answers my question.

    And on top of this I would recommend to get a 4 GB CF card or have a detailed look in the download area
    that is offering the right image size for your card, 1 GB is gone not not more available without fiddling.



  • I've actually been considering doing the opposite when 2.4 comes out.

    Currently running a full install on my APU2 with a 60gb SSD, but I'm considering switching to a nanoBSD install when 2.4 comes out.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @acascianelli:

    I've actually been considering doing the opposite when 2.4 comes out.

    Currently running a full install on my APU2 with a 60gb SSD, but I'm considering switching to a nanoBSD install when 2.4 comes out.

    NanoBSD has been deprecated and does not exist on 2.4, thus the original purpose of this thread. You'll have to run a full install on 2.4.



  • @jimp:

    @acascianelli:

    I've actually been considering doing the opposite when 2.4 comes out.

    Currently running a full install on my APU2 with a 60gb SSD, but I'm considering switching to a nanoBSD install when 2.4 comes out.

    NanoBSD has been deprecated and does not exist on 2.4, thus the original purpose of this thread. You'll have to run a full install on 2.4.

    Oh.  Well.  I guess that settles that.  Thanks!