I recently ran across this epic-looking product and am hoping to get my hands on one as soon as they are released (if I make it before they are sold out ) Anyway, I have been interested in Linux for quite some time, but haven"t done a huge amount with it (other than messing around with various distributions trying to get minecraft working faster on my old laptop, as well as making a simple web kiosk distro at work), and I"ve been getting really excited about all the potential things that can be done with this!
Anyway, now to my question: How does it boot? My understanding of computers is that they generally have a BIOS that chooses which storage device to boot from, then the bootloader kicks in and starts the OS. Now, from what I have read it appears that there is no onboard storage... Does it automatically boot from the SD card, or is there indeed some onboard storage? Also, am I correct in assuming that I can have several SD cards and use it for different purposes? (For example, put in one SD card and use it as an HTPC when we want to watch something, then plug in another SD card if I want to play some sidescrollers or something, then plug in another SD card if I want to experiment... And not affect the other uses? This would be ahuge plus to not having onboard storage if it were true...)
Also, on an unrelated note, am I correct in the assumption that SDHC cards will work with this just fine? (not sure why they wouldn"t...). Also, this won"t have powered USB will it? For external HDs, mainly.