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roixnus

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« on: March 09, 2005, 05:50:20 pm »
I've made alot of headway since my last series of posts on software installs on opie.  I now know how to use the packagemanager from the feed!  On my quest to learn Linux, I've attempted to install the man pages from the feed, but have problems.  I installed both man and the man-pages onto my SD card and they work in a limited fashion.  Man appears to work but can't find the pages.  I look on my SD and they are all there.  Is there something I'm missing?

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2005, 10:20:48 pm »
I think I may have dug up the problem, but I'm not sure.  I'm under the impression that if I format my SD card to EXT2 it will work better.  First of all, is this true?  I've been trying to, but when I try to unmount the card I just get "not found".  If someone can help a total newbie to format his SD card, I would be grateful!

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Roy
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2005, 05:12:41 am »
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I'm under the impression that if I format my SD card to EXT2 it will work better.

It will have to be formatted as ext2 to support symlinks and allow you to apps to it.

Formatting info here: https://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Step-b...ing_for_newbies


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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2005, 03:15:30 pm »
I found the newbies format page, (I am one too!).  Very clear and helpful but it doesn't seem to work.  I can get through the partition part, but when I go to format I get, "mkfs.msdos: not found.  I'm trying to make a fat and ext2 partition now.

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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2005, 03:23:42 pm »
Yes, you'll need to install them.

mkfs.ext2 is in e2fsprogs

mkfs.msdos is in dosfstools

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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2005, 03:57:51 pm »
Cool! Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2005, 10:21:01 pm »
Ok, I've got dosfstools and e2fsprogs installed and my partitioning and dos partition format goes fine.  I view the partitions and they are both around 64 meg, but when I (mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcda2) I get a message that tells me "Device size reported to be zero and that I may need to re-read my partion table.  I rebooted, went into fdisk, typed "w" to write changes (none made) and it said re-reading partition table, but it still won't format.  What am I doing wrong?

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2005, 04:55:31 am »
What does 'p' (I think that should show the current partition table - check before you press it!) show in fdisk?


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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2005, 12:49:41 pm »
"Disk /dev/mmcda1: 125 MB, 125943808 bytes 8 heads, 32 sectors/track, 960 cylinders Units = Cylinders of 256 * 512 = 131072 bytes"

When I fdisked it, it asks starting cylinder (1-960) I started with one(default) ending I chose 480 (half of 960) for the "6" partition.  For the ext2 partition I chose 481 (default) to 960 default.  Is my thinking flawed here?

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2005, 01:14:23 pm »
I've decided to keep it simple and just format the whole card ext2. That went fine.  Thanks for your help!

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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2005, 01:47:32 am »
Well, I've come a long way, sd formatted ext2, able to install apps from feed, and have everything running pretty smooth.  My only glitch comes back to the man pages, has anyone installed them on opie from the feed?  I thought is was the ext2 partition thing,  but it still won't work right.  I've tried both installing to root and to the SD with the same results.

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2005, 07:37:37 am »
Are thy just not found?

Have you run 'ipkg-link mount /mnt/card' ?


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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2005, 08:02:47 pm »
No, But I'm not real sure how to.  Do I just type ipkg-link mount/mnt/card in the terminal?  Obvious newbie I know!  That's why I need the man pages.

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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2005, 10:29:45 pm »
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Do I just type ipkg-link mount/mnt/card in the terminal? 

Yes, open the terminal and type:
Code: [Select]
ipkg-link mount /mnt/card
I think I should note here that the OE Forums have a very good 'search' feature.  

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