[linux-elitists] The desktop in your pocket

Jason Spence jspence@lightconsulting.com
Mon Jan 26 10:26:44 PST 2004

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 09:27:22AM -0800, Jim Richardson wrote: 
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 02:44:41AM -0800, Jim Thompson wrote:
> >
> >Karsten M. Self writes:
> >
> >> > Ya got Firewire on the damned thing.   Running IP over Firewire is
> >> > straight-forward.  Sounds like yer iPod needs a net connection.  (mine
> >> > too.)
> >> 
> >> I said I dropped it.  Since it didn't break, I didn't buy it ;-)
> >
> >Right, but the iPod runs linux now.  Why not just plug it into the
> >fireware port on the local PC (yea, I know), and get to your files via
> >IP (iSCSI, SMB, NFS, whatever).
> >
> >Someday all these mobos will support booting from a firewire drive,
> >and then the carry-the-livecd crap will be history.
> >
> Perhaps, but given the number of old P-I/II machines I still see in
> offices everywhere, a BBC CD is worth carrying, and will be for a very
> long time. 

Better yet, a floppy with a netboot enabled grub and access to a
network connection so you can boot into a full-blown OS via NFS.
Extra points if you go over the Internet to get to the NFS server.

 - Jason                                                                       
I'm a Lisp variable -- bind me!

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