|I finally managed to get the onboard flash partitioned and formatted for FreeBSD 4.7-REL. 16Mb not being much, I was still able to fit a custom kernel, /bin, /etc, /boot, and the essential /sbin commands on the flash, and point /etc/fstab to a 340Mb microdrive containing swap, /sbin (the full sbin), and /usr. I created links for /var, /root, /tmp, and /home that point to /usr to keep the number of writes on the flash to a minimum. Unfortunately, /dev still sees some write activity at bootup, but it's pretty minimal (setting flags)|
So far, so good. The system boots great, and has all the basics - there is even enough disk space left in /usr for a copy of Mozilla and a slim window manager - though I'm using my systems as X terminals. All that is left to do now is get my F keys back on the console, and figure out how to disable the security reports. (the X server on this setup is custom - with compiled in support for the IA-1 keyboard)
My current setup has a copy of Blackbox 0.61.1 on it, because it's slim and does the job. Let me know if there is any interest in this image. It consists of a 16Mb image for the flash, and a 340Mb image for the microdrive.