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I have a Advantech PPC-105T ( that has a 64MB compact flash card with Windows NT 4.0 on it. It is a 300MHz AMD Geode GX1 with 64MB of ram. I want to put a 2GB CF card into it with Linux on it, and I am not sure how to do that. I have seen UNetbootin, which I plan to try, but I am also not sure what distro I should even try. There is a touch screen on the front that I would of course want to use. Any help would be appreciated.

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If the CF card is plugged in to a CF to IDE adapter, a linux distro like Puppy Linux will be able to clone itself onto the CF card.

You can start with the LiveCD

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The motherboard has a CF card slot. It boots at the secondary master device. I guess it could be a CF to IDE internally (sort of seems like it at least). Is there a way to load Puppy Linux onto the CF card from my laptop and then install the card? I don't have a CD drive on the device. – Nik Jul 22 '11 at 14:04
Well, yes CF to IDE is a little old-fashioned. IDE is not going to be in a laptop, but it might be worth looking at the Puppy Linux website. – pavium Jul 22 '11 at 14:17
Ok, now it makes sense, thanks. – Nik Jul 22 '11 at 14:19
Just some fyi, I recently got a 32 GB monster CF card with a speed of 800x or 120 MByte/s. It works transparently with a CF2SATA adapter. Linux boots a couple of seconds faster than on a seagate hybrid disk (that is flash plus regular disk storage). – aseq Sep 25 '13 at 19:15

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