I believe it's only the kernel that's rom-based and uncompressed in ram.
What might be possible is to burn as cd-rom with a live file-system of
Linux or FreeBSD or whatever. Startup from the cdrom and mount a partition
on a hard drive just for read-write files such as log-files etc. (e.g.
/var file system). But this will bring us into the rom-based web server
Wear glasses if you need them
On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Alexey Zilber wrote:
> I recieved the previous months copy of The Linux Journal (yes, yes, I know..
> :-) ). And it talks about a rom based stripped down version of Linux that's
> been created, for systems that cannot use components that could be damaged
> from stress (like hardrives). This thing is stored, compressed in rom, then
> gets booted and uncompressed into ram.
> This thing might be good for a hard-coded webserver. While it could
> get hacked, a reboot and a password change should be all that's needed to
> repair it.