OS on SD card?

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    bove

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    Hi

    My internal SSD died after doing a RAM-upgrade, and it seems that I'll have a hard time getting this on any guarantee. So now I'm looking for a replacement for my Internal SSD, and I wonder if I can run xubuntu from a SD card? I'm currently looking at "SanDisk Secure Digital Extreme III SDHC 8 GB High Performance Card" with 20MBs/18MBs read/write.
    It will cost me about $110 US.
    Will it not work, barely work, work well or what?
    Should I rather consider one of them CF cards and a ZIF-converter?
     
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    As far as i know the A1 can't boot from SD. Think you would be better of with a new drive.
    Either original part, cf with ZIF or then there is also some toshiba and hitachi (ipod) drive than can work with some fiddeling.
    Hope someone can confirm this.
     
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    The One's bios lacks the ability to boot from a memory card, so you'll need either the SSD or a usb-stick where you can install GRUB to and boot the machine from there. But I would definately consider it to be a better solution to get some sort of new internal drive... Maybe the CF-card trick would be a good idea to consider?
     
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    I wonder how much Acer will take for fixing the thing, or how much a original replacement SSD will be?
     
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    Give them a ring and see what they have to say. Maybe you even can get it on warranty.
    They do infact say that you can expand RAM so....
     
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    Also, since so many people are talking about replacing their SSD with an HDD or CF, you might just see if someone is willing to sell you their SSD.
     
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    God! Your genius!
     
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