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Irongeek
Hi all,
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?
Anonymous
backup/restore will save most of the filesystem
Irongeek
The Backup And Restore on mine does not see to backup anything but app data.
waxor
http://docs.zaurus.com/ is a good place to start.

James
lardman
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?

Si
Anonymous
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.
Irongeek
I ment to be logged in for that last post.
lardman
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.


Si
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$ 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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