Old Windows on CF cards?
Greetings,i am about to create an old OS collection,mainly 16bit Windows versions,maybe then also 9x,oldest NT,OS/2,etc.
As it is hard to get small HDDs for systems limited to FAT16,i am thinking about using an IDE-CF adapter in Latitude's C510's easy removable HDD caddy & the old OSs install to CF cards.
Can i ask U,what is the swap activity for the oldest versions of Windows(1.x,2.x,3.x,95,98,ME,NT 3.x,NT 4) & can i disable swapping or minimize swapping on some of it(which,how?) with enough large RAM(it has now 256MB,i am thinking about add a 512MB to 2nd(now empty slot) to get 768MB RAM) to avoid using swap file as much,as possible to prevent often rewrites of CF's flash memory to avoid it's quick degeneration & soon fail.
I have some CFs from my old-dead camera,i would like to use them for these old OSs with no or minimal swapping,as i know,high swapping kills flash memories quickly,that is the reason,i prefere HDD over SDD for new OSs & OSs with enabled hibernation,i hope,old OSs swapps much less & will not kill a flash very soon,fix me,if i am wrong.
Thanks for all advices.