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mSD Card, why?


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I believe it's intended to be used as the boot drive for some OS': e.g. ESXi.

 

This is correct. You can Run Hyper-V this way too in a core installation.

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For reference.

 

I did find this mSD slot convenient for a lab box.

 

I loaded VMWare on it, and leave my HDD to Hyper-V 2012 server.

 

May choose which server I'd like to boot from the boot menu this way. 

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So... not suggested to use the mSD to boot Ubuntu Server 12.04?

 

While I'll acknowledge not being a Linux guru, it might be okay, if you ensure your swap partition is in another location.

 

As others have said, the key is an OS that doesn't do a lot of writes to the SD card.  ESXi is good for this, XenServer is probably good too.

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So... not suggested to use the mSD to boot Ubuntu Server 12.04?

 

If you only want to *boot*, you could put grub or another boot loader on the sd and the OS install on a real disk.

 

If you are talking about installing the OS itself to the SD card, I wouldn't bother unless it was a real basic text mode only distro.

 

i think the reason for its implementation is to allow a hypervisor to boot as they load themselves into memory and run from there, rather than a traditional OS which uses the disk for operation.

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