Forums Super Moderator
- Feb 20, 2001
- Thread Starter
SickBoy said:So am I right in thinking that Overfoldix allows you to boot from a CD and fold with a minimal Linux kernel? (So, what I am asking is, no hard drive required?)
And does it require a certain type of network card?
And here's an idea.... is it possible to split the program up into a bootable floppy (to get into Linux) and then a Folding floppy? So the procedure would be something like this:
1. Boot with disk 1 and get minimal Linux running
2. Swap to disk 2 and start folding
I suggest this because I can get my hands on as many old, cheap floppy drives as I need, but bootable CDROM's are a lot more expensive.... which is probably the case for everyone.
This may be a boom for our team... less cash expended on equipment for folding boxes = more folding boxes.... BUT the thing is it needs to be easy. I myself have a decent amount of Unix experience but zero Linux experience. If this is truly something we can recommend to people around here, I'd say we'd probably need this to be as easy as possible and maybe write up a pretty little how-to document for it (which I would be willing to help out with), with screenshots.
The bootable iso essentially emulates a 2.88MB floppy. I could try splitting it onto disks, it might work but I would need to add a few bits and pieces to it to make it work. I'll concentrate on getting a beta working - then I'll get something sorted out for a pair of floppy disks
Thanks for the suggestion - I will remember it.