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After getting my Gizmo2 booting Arch [Gizmo 2 Arch Linux Installation Guide], I was unimpressed with the bottleneck the MMC card creates. The Gizmo2 has a PCI/mSATA interface. Low cost SSDs can be had by scouring [ebay]. I went through two ~$10 listings, the first one was DOA. A concern highlighted here [Gizmo2: Installing SSD and Ubuntu] is that "non-standard" mSATA drives need board modification (removal of a resistor) or removal of a trace from the SSD. After receiving the drive, the ...
Owing to the fact that Timesys embedded Linux, which comes preinstalled on the Gizmo 2 is designed primarily for use in "deeply embedded" systems as opposed to hobbyist and rapid prototyping usage, I have spent a fair bit of time getting Arch Linux running on the Gizmo2 with nearly full onboard hardware support. Arch Linux is a community supported, desktop oriented Linux distribution designed for ease of modification and customization, with features such as comprehensive documentation, built in ...