that won't work on an 16GB SSD in the Acer One 110 either which is weird because they deliver them with XP somehow... That is why I switched to Ubuntu. It is at times like these you can see XP is 9 years old.
Ordered a cheap Transcend 133X 4GB CF card that should report "fixed", so that it should imitate IDE disk better than Kingston 8GB which reports "removable". Hopefully it will allow XP finally to install and boot...
Since I have cannot use Kingston 8GB CF module on the TP600E home server, I decided to take it into use in my other TP600E and install Ubuntu on it. This TP600 is used mainly for general purpose web browsing and email. I made following modifications to reduce writes to CF disk:
- disable swapping: added "swapoff -a" to /etc/modules - noatime: added noatime attribute to /etc/fstab - Firefox preferences-advanced-network--cache -> 0MB
Home server based on Windows XP SP2 on TP600E P3 450@300MHz, 0.90Vcore, 3.12Vio 256MB RAM 4GB Transcend CF is now up and running. To reduce writes to CF disk, I disabled swap, disabled indexing and compressed files.
Power consumption around 3W on full internet traffic. My power meter in not accurate on such low readings so I have to measure over longer time and use kWh measurement.