[linux-elitists] Looking for good Linux (embedded) hardware

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Sep 21 02:30:06 PDT 2001

On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Bulent Murtezaoglu wrote:

> There are single board solutions either in PC-104 or as PCI or ISA
> cards that plug into a backplane.  These usually come with DiskOnChip
> brand flash that later kernels can use.  If this is a one-off thing,
> the hardware will be expensive.   The cards usually come with a single
> NIC also, so that might be an addtional hassle.  There's a good site
> called linuxdevices.org or something (google should know) that would
> point you to the latest and the greatest.

At the low end: http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT2683549967.html

> Unless you'll be selling lots of these, I'd cook something up using
> commodity PC components.  You can fit two NIC's and an ATX or a Micro
> ATX motherboard into a 1U case.  Sandisk makes solid state IDE drives
> in 2.5" form factor that you could use.  For a small system you
> might even get away with a single floopy though floppies tend to be
> less reliable than hard drives.

I would do this: http://www.acl.lanl.gov/linuxbios/

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