i just bought a Raspberry Pi together with a PI-Cam, planning to use it as a custom surveillance camera setup (as described here).
Unfortunately I found out that I need a 4Gig SD card in order to install Rasbian which kind of surprised me. After all, there are quite allot of Linux distributions that fit on a CD-rom. And usually additional packages are needed for specific uses any way. I have many small SD cards lying around while the larger ones are all in use.
It got me wondering if there were no pre-configured images available that would instantly turn the PI into an IP camera (after setting up some network settings, preferably via a web-interface). I guess that such an image would become popular!
Since the PI would not need to write to the card, I guess we could call it a ROM (and we could use the latch to lock the SD-card).
After doing some searching it seems like no one is actually making ready-to-go images or ROM's for any application at all. Am I missing something?