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Installing on a Disk-on-Module?
« on: November 29, 2005, 10:44:08 pm »
I was wondering about installing pfSense on a Disk-on-Module (or DOM).

Do I use the regular LiveCD and install it like a hard disk?
How do I go about disabling swap? (Gonna have 512MB on the setup).

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Re: Installing on a Disk-on-Module?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2005, 01:32:26 am »
Just delete the Swap-partition in the installer when the drive is partitioned.

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Re: Installing on a Disk-on-Module?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2005, 11:10:24 am »
Just delete the Swap-partition in the installer when the drive is partitioned.

If you go this route just keep in mind stuff like NTOP will not work correctly without swap.   I should also add that you never want to mix CF + SWAP partitions.

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Re: Installing on a Disk-on-Module?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2005, 09:54:23 pm »
Yeah, true...There's a limited number of writes you can do on those DOMs or CF cards.
It shortens their life if you use them as swap!  :)


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Re: Installing on a Disk-on-Module?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2005, 11:05:43 pm »
Yep, but some cards have been coming out recently that make me want to change my mind (unlimited writes).   But for some reason I just don't trust them yet.

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Re: Installing on a Disk-on-Module?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2005, 12:03:07 pm »
Yep, but some cards have been coming out recently that make me want to change my mind (unlimited writes).   But for some reason I just don't trust them yet.

It's better to be safe than end up with dead cards.
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