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> Sl-5500 How To Move Root To Sd Card, SL-5500 how to move root to SD card
post Jan 15 2005, 02:07 PM
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I'm using Zaurus SL-5500; I downloaded software from:

I'd like to completely move all files from
/dev/mtdblock4 to /dev/mmcda1
in order to gain some free space (128MB SD CARD);

I've been using OPIE (there was an option to install
software on /mnt/card but there were many problems
especially with directories searched by ldconfig and
similar); now I downloaded GPE and there doesn't
seem to be any option to install software in SD card;

So - the best for me would be to move root to SD card;
and how should I tell the bootloader that system resides
on SD Card; but I don't know how it should be done;

I've been seraching for some how-to on the google and
here in how-to's place, but I didn't find a step-by-step one;

thanks a lot;
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post Jan 15 2005, 03:06 PM
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Note: when the howto at the start says stop sdmgr, do not do it at this stage. Follow the instructions to remove the sdmgr scripts from the rc directories on the SD card. Otherwise the SD card does not mount when you are trying the next instruction.

Also make sure you SD card has primary ext2 partitons. eg. do use extended partitions. I used my Linux box to partition and format the SD card. eg. fdisk and mke2fs.

Note: If you boot up without the SD card then the installed file system will be used as normal.
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