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> Tarball Of Cacko 1.23 Full Anywhere?, or can I make my own?
Jon_J
post Dec 29 2008, 05:10 PM
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I'm looking for a tarball of cacko 1.23 full, so I can unpack it to an SD card and boot it with multiboot.

If none is available, then what is the best way to tar up a fresh cacko installation for unpacking to an SD card and booting as above?

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post Dec 30 2008, 03:11 AM
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What I did was:
  • Flash Cacko
  • Flash bootkernel
  • Run Zubuntu
  • Mount cacko partition (mount /dev/mtdblock3 /media/hdd)
  • Create cacko archive (cd /media/hdd; tar -czpf /cacko.tar.gz .)
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post Dec 30 2008, 07:25 AM
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Thanks for the reply. That only tarred up /home (4.3 MB)
Doesn't cacko also need the / filesystem? which is on mtdblock2
Cacko has a bunch of symlinks between / and /home
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speculatrix
post Jan 1 2009, 03:03 PM
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might be easier to install cacko and then copy it over to another machine using tar with a pipe and ssh thus:

cd /
tar czf - | ssh mydesktopmachine "cat > cackobackup.tgz"

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post Jan 1 2009, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 1 2009, 06:03 PM) *
might be easier to install cacko and then copy it over to another machine using tar with a pipe and ssh thus:

cd /
tar czf - | ssh mydesktopmachine "cat > cackobackup.tgz"


Hmmm... How about getting it from a NAND backup? Would that be possible?
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post Jan 1 2009, 04:43 PM
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I guess if you can work out the offsets into a nand backup, you can do that.

http://www.semicomplete.com/blog/geekery/m...e-in-linux.html

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post Jan 1 2009, 05:54 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 1 2009, 05:03 PM) *
might be easier to install cacko and then copy it over to another machine using tar with a pipe and ssh thus:

cd /
tar czf - | ssh mydesktopmachine "cat > cackobackup.tgz"


Is there something missing from this command? I get an error:
tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive

Edit: apparently changing to "tar czf - . |" seems to be doing something. After a while the Zaurus froze with an error
tar: ./proc/sys/pm/suspend input/output error -- Invalid argument
and a 260MB file was on the desktop machine. Did it finish correctly? Do I dare flash it?

While I'm here, I have another question. If I want to reconstruct my Sharp ROM (not Cacko) after flashing zubuntu, I'll need (in addition to the tgz backup generated by the above command, once corrected) a zImage kernel. Which one should I use? Is the Tetsu kernel OK? I am not sure where to find Sharp's original one.

Thanks
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post Jan 1 2009, 06:08 PM
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I'm trying to tar up / and save it to cackobackup.tgz on my CF card
I'm using this command and it is processing now, I'm not sure of the results, as I mistakenly used -p in the command.
I thought "-p" was for preserve permissions, I'll try again later without the "-p"
tar cpf - / | gzip - > /mnt/cf/cackobackup.tgz

Edit:
I think it was tarring up my cards, SD and CF
I need to remove them both, then use an empty CF card next time.
I stopped it before it was finished and the resulting file was 67MB

Edit2: I'll unmount my microdrive. I think tar would try to tar up the drive also.
I cannot umount the microdrive, so I'm stumped now.
CODE
umount /hdd1
umount: /hdd1: Operation not permitted


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post Jan 3 2009, 09:50 PM
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QUOTE(jfv @ Jan 1 2009, 08:54 PM) *
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 1 2009, 05:03 PM) *
might be easier to install cacko and then copy it over to another machine using tar with a pipe and ssh thus:

cd /
tar czf - | ssh mydesktopmachine "cat > cackobackup.tgz"


Is there something missing from this command? I get an error:
tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive

Edit: apparently changing to "tar czf - . |" seems to be doing something. After a while the Zaurus froze with an error
tar: ./proc/sys/pm/suspend input/output error -- Invalid argument
and a 260MB file was on the desktop machine. Did it finish correctly? Do I dare flash it?

While I'm here, I have another question. If I want to reconstruct my Sharp ROM (not Cacko) after flashing zubuntu, I'll need (in addition to the tgz backup generated by the above command, once corrected) a zImage kernel. Which one should I use? Is the Tetsu kernel OK? I am not sure where to find Sharp's original one.

Thanks


Before flashing anything, you should create a NAND backup so you can get back to the original setting with no harm done.
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post Jan 3 2009, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 1 2009, 07:43 PM) *
I guess if you can work out the offsets into a nand backup, you can do that.

http://www.semicomplete.com/blog/geekery/m...e-in-linux.html


Thanks! I'll look into that. I'll post my findings.
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post Jan 4 2009, 07:49 AM
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off the top of my head, you can use (split to help readability) the exclude option to stop tar getting upset
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tar czf                                \
--exclude=/media/card  --exclude=proc --exclude=/sys  --exclude=/tmp --exclude=/dev \
/                                              \
/media/card/mybackups.tgz

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post Jan 4 2009, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE(jfv @ Jan 2 2009, 01:54 AM) *
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 1 2009, 05:03 PM) *
might be easier to install cacko and then copy it over to another machine using tar with a pipe and ssh thus:

cd /
tar czf - | ssh mydesktopmachine "cat > cackobackup.tgz"


Is there something missing from this command? I get an error:


sorry, that should have been

cd /
tar czf - . | ssh mycomputer "cat > cackbackup.tgz"

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