I am playing since 3 days with the Raspberry Pi, learned a lot about Linux and I really like this little computer
BUT during this time, the SD card gets corrupt a dozen times (I used 4 different cards).
Reasons for this were Crashes/Freezes but mostly just to turn off the RasPi without shutdown.
This might become a serious problem for my next project -> I want to build a headless (no keyboard / monitor) webcam-server for a friend of mine, he´s quite old and has no idea about copy image files to a SD card or ssh and all the rest. It will happen that the RasPi will be turned on and off a couple of times without propper shutdown.
I guess to make the SD card read only won´t work, because of the missing switch at the SD card holder on the RasPi board.
BUT what if the root filesystem will be moved to an USB stick? After this the SD card will only be used for booting up the RasPi - the "work" itself happens then on the USB stick. Can this be an option or is a filesystem on USB stick also in the same danger to get corrupted?
Or is there an other solution for this?
I hope s/o can answer my questions, Thanks in advance...