Author Topic: Help To Setup Root Filesystem On Sd Card  (Read 1100 times)

hutchman

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Help To Setup Root Filesystem On Sd Card
« on: January 09, 2005, 10:12:42 am »
I would like to get the 32-0 image working on a SL-5000D.  I thought the install would just take care of it but I have tried doing the first power-up both with and without the SD card present (it hangs on first boot if any card is present ... SD or CF; this isn't new news as I've since learned)

I read and tried to follow the document I found on OpenEmbedded to set it up:
http://openembedded.org/oe_wiki/index.php/...ot%20filesystem

Could someone that knows this procedure and runs their system this way please contact me.  I'd like to see what the ipkg.conf looks like and I didn't follow the section that talked about making changes to rcS.d.

At the bottom of the document I got scared away by the file corruption talk and I just didn't have a good feeling about trying to go further following the instructions.

If someone knows of a different set of instructions, please let me know.

Thanks for your help!

Brian

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2005, 10:32:04 am »
.... I would like to maximize RAM so I assume having the root filesystem on SD is what I need.

Is this the only way?  What is the most common approach to accomplish the above?

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Help To Setup Root Filesystem On Sd Card
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2005, 10:50:52 am »
Use a 32/0 kernel and install additional apps to SD, not root. Problem solved  
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2005, 10:59:06 am »
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.... I would like to maximize RAM so I assume having the root filesystem on SD is what I need.

No, as Coredump said above, select a different kernel which gives you the full 32MB of RAM for use as RAM (rather than being partly used as a RAM-disk).

Moving root to the SD card is pointless IMHO - all you do is free up flash ROM. If you want to free up flash ROM, you're better off uninstalling some of the standard apps (PIM stuff for example) and re-installing them to the SD card. That way you always have a bootable and useable system, even if your SD card fails for some reason.


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