I'm developing an internet appliance, which should linux from a flash
disk (Disk-On-Module) or compact flash (CF). As I understood from
other postings, it is not a good idea at all to mount the file system
read/write. So I'm going to create a ramdisk for /tmp /var etc... and
mount the flash read-only. But some points are still not quite clear
I want to compress the data on flash to be able to use a smaller
flash; Which methods are avaliable on linux? I found info on e2compr,
but it is not (yet?)avaliable for 2.4.* kernel, which I need to use
because of some special hardware...
Can I mount transparantly a compressed file (gzip or bzip2) as a
I will greatly appreciate any help!