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Debian Etch on The Self-Reliant Thin Client

I also recently installed the PowerPC build of Etch on my Power Macintosh G4/466, but I've been using the converted thin client almost exclusively since I built it last week using an 8 GB Compact Flash module as the system's sole hard drive.
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I only wanted to spend $20 on the CF module, not $170 on a true solid-state hard drive (that's the going rate for 64 GB models, and I think the price is finally at a place where you'll start seeing them in more and more PCs). Since the wear-leveling algorithms for the CF card are probably not as friendly to regular PC use as is a dedicated flash-based hard drive, I'm backing up the /home folder from the CF to a USB flash drive with a script that uses rsync.

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