Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

what to do?

I've had a few random thoughts about what to poke at and do. The current idea revolves around USB keyring devices. I was recently at SDC and was passing out 2GB USB key rings with OpenSolaris bits on them. It included a bunch of videos etc. So that was great to promote Open Storage, etc, but there had to be something more interesting for a geek to do with 2GB. So I've started to investigate creating a bootable OpenSolaris image on a small partition of this device. The idea is to have this be a Solaris recovery device ala knoppix, but also to have a pcfs/fat32 partition that is recognised by every operating system under the sun. So I'm poking around boot sectors, partition labeling, etc. I'll post when I have something working with the details.

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