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MightyPez

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Installing apps onto the SD card
« on: January 31, 2004, 03:05:51 am »
This is probably stupid, but I\'m having some trouble installing apps onto my SD card. Whenever I install something, i will get a \"failed to make a symbolic link error\" and then a series of \"failed to link /somedir\" errors. Any ideas?

I\'m using the 3.3.6 experimental release of OZ on an SL-5500. The SD card is formatted with the default fat16.

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2004, 12:03:44 am »
I always wondered the right way to go about this myself.  I have a few apps installed onto my SD card now, and some work and some don\'t.  I am comfortable with running the app from the command line to see what libraries failed to get linked and then creating links for them, but I have had curtain apps not work at all.  Like opie-drawpad is one example I can think off.  From the gui it complains that its not there, and from the command line it is not executable.

Any Ideas?

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2004, 02:48:01 am »
you must format your sd-card with ext2!

only ext2 format will handle the symbolic links correct.

so long
kirschi

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2004, 07:23:56 am »
So Stupid of me! Thanks!

MightyPez

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2004, 01:00:48 am »
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you must format your sd-card with ext2!

only ext2 format will handle the symbolic links correct.

so long
kirschi

Tried that. it helped, but I still get symlink errors.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2004, 06:32:10 am »
do you have oz/opie on your z?

the installer from oz/opie displays by default some messages over the status of the installation.

symlinks, who already exist, caused some error-messages there.

but the application operates also.

cu
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2004, 05:40:10 pm »
I\'m on a 64/0 oz rom. 3.3.6 .
After installing a few apps onto sd card with
ipkg -d sd install /path/some.ipk
I run out of space on the internal storage {ie. /dev/root} it starts complaining that
\"can\'t open staus file: /mnt/ram/usr/ then various files \'cause \"no space left on device\"?
What am I doing wrong?

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2004, 10:14:21 am »
Hi,

I had the same probs at first with my SL5600 using Poodle. I now use a 256MB SD card, ext2 formatted and /opt and /root are copied to it, the I created some symlinks from / to /mnt/card/root and /mnt/card/opt ...

Gave me 16 MB free on the ram and, I can now install to root as much as the 256MB SD goes  

Regards,
Alex

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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2004, 09:16:51 am »
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"can't open staus file: /mnt/ram/usr/ then various files 'cause "no space left on device"?

I had this problem myself even when a `df` was telling me I had plenty of free space.  What happened was I had somehow corrupted that /mnt/ram filesystem.  I removed the /etc/.configured file and reran /etc/init.d/ramdisk to have that script rebuild the filesystem there. (this was all done after I had backed up anything important on /mnt/ram worth saving)