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  • #11
    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
    Yes, in much the same fashion as DeviceVM's Splashtop does. This minimal Linux kernel could be equipped with diagnostic tools and such for handling hardware/boot issues for example. Also would be cool to have an instant-on music or movie player for using your laptop as a multimedia player without booting Windows or your favorite distro
    This I think would be a good idea if flash chips got big enough to include some good tools in an initrd. You wouldn't use it as your primary payload, but with a payload that let you select your payload.

    The other good place for direct loading would be secure systems to minimize the code you have to trust. Perhaps doubly useful with a micro-kernel where the core is well-reviewed and changes very slowly.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
      Yes, in much the same fashion as DeviceVM's Splashtop does. This minimal Linux kernel could be equipped with diagnostic tools and such for handling hardware/boot issues for example. Also would be cool to have an instant-on music or movie player for using your laptop as a multimedia player without booting Windows or your favorite distro
      Yeah, you could just get a terminal console/shell. From where you can run tools like dd, df, du, fdisk, fsck, etc. Maybe have tools like MemTest86 to check faulty memory.

      Or could boot straight into a web browser.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        Yeah, you could just get a terminal console/shell. From where you can run tools like dd, df, du, fdisk, fsck, etc. Maybe have tools like MemTest86 to check faulty memory.

        Or could boot straight into a web browser.
        Memtest can be used directly as a payload.

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