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Jon_J
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?

Thank you,
Jon
cortez
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 .)
Jon_J
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
speculatrix
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"

ppyo
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?
speculatrix
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

jfv
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
Jon_J
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
ppyo
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.
ppyo
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.
speculatrix
off the top of my head, you can use (split to help readability) the exclude option to stop tar getting upset
CODE
tar czf                                \
--exclude=/media/card  --exclude=proc --exclude=/sys  --exclude=/tmp --exclude=/dev \
/                                              \
/media/card/mybackups.tgz

speculatrix
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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