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> Hdd Based Pdaxrom For C3100?
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post Apr 4 2006, 02:47 PM
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I can see that pdaXrom for C3000 uses the HDD for rootfs. New OZ for C3x00 series also is HDD based. I really dont like the idea of /var/log on flash file system or /tmp being in precious memory. I think it would be great if pdaXrom always installed to HDD on C3x00 series.

Is it possible to instal C3000 pdaXrom on C3100 without changes?
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post Apr 5 2006, 12:29 AM
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I dont like the idea of full HDD install on 3100! Its a waste of 128mb and bad use af the HDD!!! ()spin up/down all the time)

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post Apr 5 2006, 11:12 AM
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I had thought you could install the rootfs package to the hd and chroot..or something like. I haven't tried it.

I would like to see a different partitioning scheme, though. /home /var and /tmp really ought to be on the hd, or at least the option should exist. Maybe do something lile a /boot and a pim data or something on the flash? A ton o the read only system stuff? I'm Not at all sure how that would would be done, and clealry I haven't thought too much about it, but the idea is interesting.
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post Apr 5 2006, 05:21 PM
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QUOTE(DaemonsGR @ Apr 5 2006, 01:29 AM)
I dont like the idea of full HDD install on 3100! Its a waste of 128mb and bad use af the HDD!!! ()spin up/down all the time)

128MB is nothing compared to 4GB HDD so it is not much waste. All the file modifications, log files, installing, symlinking and whatnot burns out flash and eventually will break it. It is much more mess compared to just having rootfs on HDD. Spinning up and more power usage is not much of a problem. I already have swapfile and most applications installed to HDD so it will not make any difference really.


QUOTE(adf @ Apr 5 2006, 12:12 PM)
I had thought you could install the rootfs package to the hd and chroot..or something like.  I haven't tried it.

I would like to see a different partitioning scheme, though. /home /var and /tmp really ought to be on the hd, or at least the option should exist.  Maybe do something lile a /boot and a pim data or something on the flash? A ton o the read only system stuff?  I'm Not at all sure how that would would be done, and clealry I haven't thought too much about it, but the idea is interesting.


This will only complicate everything even more. I really like the clean approach in OZ on C3x00, too bad the OZ package collection sucks.

It would be cool if there was option when installing pdaXrom to select whether to use flash or HDD for rootfs.
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post Apr 6 2006, 02:08 PM
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I just upgraded microdrive in my C3100 to Seagate 8GB! Yay!
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post Apr 18 2006, 01:51 PM
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I would like to see this happen too.

I'm want to give pdaxrom another try, it's so much better than Cacko for customization and development. I'm going to wait for the next release because it sounds like big changes are in store with the 2.6 kernel.

What I would like is a mixed version. Files that are basically static sit in flash, but volatile files that get written to every reboot are on HDD. Since the whole flash probably wouldn't be used, a second partition in flash could be use for backup images.

I know little about how linux boots or how an OS needs to be setup to boot on a Z, so maybe these requests are impossible?

I'll donate $50 USD via paypal if the developers continue work the C3100 version of pdaxrom and do something smart about the frequent flash writting.



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post Apr 18 2006, 06:23 PM
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major reason why not using it in the first place.
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post Apr 18 2006, 11:31 PM
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QUOTE(0xDEADBEEF @ Apr 4 2006, 10:47 PM)
I really dont like the idea of /var/log on flash file system

You can disable logging completely by commenting out the syslogd line in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.

I believe you can tell syslogd to write log file elsewhere as well by using the -O option.

Those of you who have installed atd (so that you can get working kopi alarms) should seriously consider disabling the syslog (or write it elsewhere) because atd writes to syslog every few seconds!

-- cheers
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