Jan 22 2004, 06:58 AM
I'm working on installing a buch of security apps on my 5500 and when its done I want to distribute and image of everything that is on my Zaurus. what is the easiest way to save the Flash ROM and the RAM file system so other can put it on their 5500?
Jan 22 2004, 09:29 AM
backup/restore will save most of the filesystem
Jan 22 2004, 10:13 AM
The Backup And Restore on mine does not see to backup anything but app data.
Jan 24 2004, 08:45 PM
is a good place to start.
Jan 25 2004, 06:05 AM
As I run 64-0 I don't know where the RAM-disk mount point is, but it might be /mnt/ram. If so, I presume you could just stick in a storage card and create a tarball of this location on it?
Jan 25 2004, 07:36 AM
I've seen and red the instructions for making a ROM, not sure if it includes stuff in RAM storage as well. You are right about the mountpoint Lardman. What I wish to do is create a custom ROM ment for security testing.
Jan 25 2004, 07:37 AM
I ment to be logged in for that last post.
Jan 25 2004, 08:34 AM
Well it might work, in the same way that the Sharp ROM populates /home from a hidden tar file. I'm not sure how it's done, but I presume there's a flag (file) which tells one of the rc.d scripts to extract the fs, then it deletes the flag to stop it happening every time.
The problem here is that your entire ROM image mustn't be too big so you may have issues with how much you can cram in and have placed in the RAM.
Jan 28 2004, 01:18 AM
$ ssh <zaurus@ip> 'cd /; tar cvvf - --exclude ./proc --exclude ./dev . | gzip -9' > full_rootfs.tgz
after this command, how can I create an initrd.bin file for the SL5600? I think the zaurus doc are a bit obsolete...
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