[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Modified initfs with onscreen boot menu

From: Larry Battraw lbattraw at gmail.com
Date: Thu Aug 3 04:32:27 EEST 2006
  Very impressive!  I'm sure it will be helpful when people want to
help out with Sardine.  I've thought about it myself but was hesitant
due to the need to nuke my existing install.


On 8/2/06, Frantisek Dufka <dufkaf at seznam.cz> wrote:
> Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> > I still don't have mmc card with working system. When copied original
> > system from flash to second partition /dev/mmcblk0p2 (ext2) it reboots
> > after while without even showing progressbar.
> Got it :)
> The trick it to _not_ to rsync via 'rsync -avHx / /opt' when mmc is
> mounted to /opt but remount rootfs to different directory (like /floppy)
> and rsync this. It makes difference with /dev directory. rsync -x skips
> mounted filesystems which is OK but leaves directory empty which is not
> OK if directory is not empty and there is something hidden behind mount
> point.
> So the rsync -avHx suggested by me on this list works for initfs but
> doesn't work for rootfs. You need to do extra step of mounting
> /dev/mtdblock4 again to different directory and rsync that to have
> complete image.
> Nokia770-26:~# mount -t jffs2 /dev/mtdblock4 /floppy -o
> rw,rpsize=1024,rpuid=0,rpuid=30000
> Nokia770-26:~# mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /opt/
> Nokia770-26:~# rsync -avH --delete /floppy/ /opt/
> So now I have exact copy of my IT2006 rootfs on MMC card, partition 2
> and it boots fine from menu :-)
> Frantisek
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